Encouraging Your Kids to Keep Your Carpet Clean
If you did not know, most carpeting gathers on average up to 40 pounds of dirt, dust, and debris that collect in your carpet. If you have kids in your home, you can expect this number to be even higher.
On the other hand, you should not be discouraged and it is still possible to keep your carpet clean even with kids. Here are a few tips to ensure that you maintain a clean carpet and you can even get the little ones to help.
Teach Kids to Clean Stains Fast
Kids tend to be messy and the occasional spill is going to occur which can lead to stains in your carpet. When a stain occurs, you should make sure to clean it up immediately and encourage your kids to do so also. If you let the stain set in, it will be much harder to remove it.
Also, instead of rubbing stains deeper into the carpet fiber like many people do, you should show your kids how to dab spills. Dabbing prevents stains from soaking in and you can make it a fun activity with kids if you encourage them to dab when a spill happens.
There is probably some area in your house where your children love to play and have fun. For areas where carpet can get a lot of wear and tear or have the potential to catch a spill or stain, make sure to take an assessment and identify which areas of the house get the most traffic from your kids.
Protect the carpet in areas that you have identified by placing a runner or rug so that the carpet underneath stays protected. There are many options you can choose from to protect your carpet and they do not cost a lot of money and still make your home look attractive.
Use Spill-Proof Cups
When it comes to children, spillages are a common problem that can stain and ruin a carpet. Avoid all spillages from happening by taking a few precautions such as avoiding drinking dark-colored beverages such as grape juice near carpeted areas. In addition, spill-proof cups, also known as sippy cups, are a lifesaver because they come with two handles, a spout, and a tightly-fitted lid. This type of cup is your best friend when it comes to children because they always keeps liquids inside even if your kids decide to toss the cup around the room.
It is important to note that not all spill-proof cups are the same and you should check out a few parenting forums and product reviews to get a good idea of which products on the market today will do the best job to prevent spillages and stains on your carpets.
Create an Emergency Cleaning Station
No amount of planning will prevent any mess from occurring in your home. With an emergency cleaning area, you will encourage your kids to react fast when there is a mess on your carpets. There will also be a greater chance that you and your kids will be able to prevent stains from occurring. To create a cleaning station, designate go-to areas where both you and your kids can react fast in the event of a spill or mess.
Your cleaning station should at least include the following:
Stain removal products
Spray bottle for water and cleaning solutions
Kids Love to Meet the Pros
Not only are most kids fascinated by how the pros suck all that nasty stuff out of carpets, but they also get to learn how to keep your carpets clean and maintained after a professional cleaning. Please call us and submit a quote request to www.safecarpetcleaning.com today. We look forward to serving you!
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