Remove Salt From Your Carpets

Dear Francine,

My house is essentially wall-to-wall carpets. It’s a lot of work to preserve them, but I love the way they look in my home. Now that it’s Winter and I’m regularly entertaining friends and family at my home. With that many people coming in and out of my house, how can I keep my carpets clean?

-Suburban Party Time


Excellent question! With frequent guests in addition to the regular comings and goings in your home, it sounds like you have a lot of traffic in your house at all times. Judging by your e-mail, there’s no doubt you are aware of regular preventive carpet maintenance, SPT. Though we have certainly had a mild Winter, there are still a few potential stains carpet owners should be prepared for.

1) Spend A Little Extra Time With Your Vacuum: With roads and sidewalks being salted routinely to break up any ice, it’s very easy for that salt to get carried into your home and onto your carpets. That mixture of salt, snow, and ice can leave noticeable dark patches on your carpet if they have a chance to set in. Luckily, you can take care of the salt before it becomes an issue just by vacuuming a little more than usual.

2) How About Those Mats: Another easy preventive measure to keep salt away from your carpets is through the use of door mats. If you do not have any mats, you will still want to purchase door mats from any store that sells home products. Having both indoor and outdoor mats increases the likelihood of keeping salt and other detritus out of your home and away from your carpets by simply wiping your feet.

If you are already seeing the mark of winter in your home with the sudden appearance of salt stains, we are happy to help. With our stain-killing Dry Foam cleanings, Sparkling Clean Services will turn your salt stains into a thing of the past. Whether you are in Hamilton, Ancaster, Brantford, Oakville, or Burlington, we are here to help. Give us a call at (905) 549-9994 for a free estimate on your cleaning your carpets, rugs, mattresses, and furniture today. If you have any questions, give us a call or just Ask Francine!

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