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12/13/2017
The holidays are the perfect time to get together with your loved ones. Like with all other celebrations involving food and drinks, this comes with a risk and the most likely victim? Your carpet.

The Holiday Stains

Many people get together during the holidays to remember good times and make new memories. If you’re going to be hosting a holiday event in your home, you already know about the risks of ending up with dirty carpets and upholstery. Accidents can easily happen! Don’t let the idea of having to clean your carpets after a party dissuade you from having guests over. Instead, follow these simple tips Utah County Cleanpro has prepared for you to protect your floors and carpets during the holidays in Provo.

Help Your Carpet Remain Clean Over the Winter Holidays in Provo

Tend to Fresh Stains ASAP

It’s understandable that you wouldn’t want to make your guests uncomfortable by bringing out your cleaning supplies mid-party, but you should try as best as you can to clean off any fresh stains. Some guests might not even notice they spilled something. Others might be too embarrassed to tell you, so you should thoroughly examine the area once the party is over and try to repair some of the damage. If a stain has managed to steep itself deeply into your carpet fibers and you’re unable to remove it, hiring a carpet cleaning company might be just what you need. Consider that all holidays, starting at Halloween, come with their specific type of damage. After October 31st, you might find melted pieces of chocolate or hard candy stuck to your carpets. Kids are usually messy eaters, even more so when it comes to candy. To clean off the chocolate, you need to first gently scrape off as much as you can using a blunt knife. Hard candies are easier to unstick. Use some mild soap and water and a soft brush to gently brush the area, try to remove as much of the stain as possible rinse the area with clean water and use a white towel or napkin to blot. When it comes to cleaning carpets, it’s necessary to always blot, blot, and blot! Rubbing can only make the problem worse. Thanksgiving brings spilled cranberry sauce and greasy gravy stains. You will need warm water and to act fast to deal with the problem. Just dab the area with a clean washcloth. As for Christmas, people often tend to spill their drinks. Use a clean towel to try and absorb as much of the spill as possible. Don’t try experimenting with many carpet cleaning products, some of them can eventually end up causing more damage. Instead, call Utah County Cleanpro at (801) 884-8762 and let them deal with the aftermath of your holiday celebrations.

Limit the Eating Area

If some of your guests are known to be messy eaters, limit the eating area to a single room. Preferably choose a room with no carpets. Increase the number of surfaces where they can eat. This means bringing out any extra tables you have. The more available surfaces, the lower the chances of something falling on the floor.

Careful With Your Christmas Tree

A natural Christmas tree looks and smells better than an artificial tree ever will. These trees usually come with an unsightly wooden base, which you’ll certainly want to cover up. Many of the base covers sold at stores are made of crepe paper. The dye on crepe paper can stain your floor and carpet if it water drips on it. It probably will happen since you have to water your tree. The dye is not that easy to clean off. What you need to do is place a barrier between the base cover and the ground. A plastic dish or a plastic bag will help catch any spilled water.

Consider Using Area Rugs

Area rugs can be an attractive accent to any room, even if you already have carpets. Want to know another great thing about area rugs? They’re easy to clean! You can remove them and clean them on your own. So if someone spills something on your rug, you’ll be able to clean it off without having to call the carpet cleaners just yet. Protect your carpets and floor and give your room extra flair with area rugs.

Vacuum Frequently

Remember that if you want to keep your carpet’s looks and extend its lifespan, you need to vacuum it at least thrice a week. Here are some vacuuming tips that can help you do a better job. As an added precaution, you can use mats at the entrances of your home so people can wipe off their shoes. For even better results you can ask your guests to remove their shoes.

Schedule Your Professional Carpet Cleaning in Provo After the Holidays

Treat your carpet with a much needed professional cleaning after the holidays have passed. Call Utah County Cleanpro at (801) 884-8762 to schedule your carpet cleaning appointment in Provo.

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(801) 884-8762

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