Ah, holiday season! It’s the most wonderful time of the year—right? That may be true for most people, but for those of us who take on the job of host or hostess for the celebrations, there might be a few things that make it a little less wonderful.
When it comes time to prep your home and make your plans for holiday hosting, don’t neglect your carpets. Use these strategies to ready your carpets for holiday guests as best you can and make your professional post-holiday carpet cleaning run a little smoother!
Stop winter dirt and debris before it reaches your carpet.
The best way to fight holiday wear and tear on your carpets is to prevent it! Use doormats, area rugs, and carpet runners to keep cold weather debris from tracking through your house and settling into your carpets. Strategically place them at entryways and in high traffic areas—hallways, dining room, etc.—to prevent stains and damage.
Do some cleaning before the festivities begin.
Give your carpet a fighting chance before your holiday guests arrive by getting it in the best shape you possibly can ahead of time. Break out the vacuum and be generous with the shampoo. The stronger they start out, the better your carpets will hold up through the chaos! In addition to minimizing damage, giving your carpets a thorough wash will make your space look and smell fresh and clean for your visitors.
Ask guests to remove their shoes.
The less dirt, salt, moisture, and other rubble tracked onto your carpets during your holiday celebrations, the stronger your carpets will be come the new year. Don’t be afraid to establish some rules—it is your home after all! Put up a cute sign in the entryway or place a shoe rack front and center so they get the message. Or, just kindly ask guests to leave their shoes at the door before they enter.
If your home is the holiday hot spot this year, your carpets are going to need a little extra TLC when the festivities die down. Give your carpets the gift of a professional cleaning from the expert team at Horizon Carpet, Upholstery, Tile & Grout Cleaners Inc. this holiday season!
Our services will restore your carpets to their pre-season glory and extend their life for holiday celebrations in the years to come. Contact us today to schedule your post-holiday carpet cleaning!