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Keeping your home clean and healthy is essential for your well-being and the longevity of your carpets and upholstery. While regular professional cleaning by Chem-Dry is crucial, there are steps you can take to maintain a clean and healthy home between visits. Here are some tips to help you keep your home looking its best:

Vacuum Regularly

Regular vacuuming is one of the simplest and most effective ways to keep your carpets clean. Aim to vacuum high-traffic areas at least once a week and the rest of your carpets at least once every two weeks. This will help remove dirt, dust, and debris before they can settle into the fibers of your carpet.

Clean Spills and Stains Promptly

Accidents happen, but how you respond to them can make a big difference. Clean up spills and stains as soon as they occur to prevent them from setting into your carpet or upholstery. Blot the area with a clean, dry cloth to soak up as much of the liquid as possible, then treat the stain with a mild cleaning solution. Learn more about cleaning up stains here.

Use Doormats

Place doormats at the entrances to your home to help prevent dirt and debris from being tracked onto your carpets. Encourage family members and guests to wipe their feet before entering to reduce the amount of dirt that gets into your home.

Remove Shoes Indoors

Establish a no-shoes policy in your home to prevent dirt, mud, and other outdoor debris from being tracked onto your carpets. Provide a designated area near the entrance for shoes to be stored.

Rotate Furniture

To prevent wear and tear on your carpets, periodically rotate your furniture to change the traffic patterns in your home. This will help distribute the weight of furniture more evenly and reduce the likelihood of permanent indentations.

Use Area Rugs

Place area rugs in high-traffic areas of your home to protect your carpets from excessive wear and tear. Area rugs can also help trap dirt and debris, making it easier to keep your carpets clean.

Schedule Regular Professional Cleanings

While these tips can help you maintain a clean and healthy home between Chem-Dry visits, it’s essential to schedule regular cleanings. Professional cleaning can remove deep-seated dirt, allergens, and stains that regular vacuuming and spot cleaning may miss.

Maintaining a clean and healthy home is a continuous effort, but with these tips, you can keep your carpets looking their best between professional cleanings by Chem-Dry of Northern Maryland. By incorporating these habits into your cleaning routine, you can enjoy a clean, healthy, and beautiful home year-round.

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