Winter is coming and depending on what area of the world that you live in, that also means that snow is on its way. When it comes to cold weather and snow, in particular, many people do not think much about how much damage snow can do to their carpets. Taking extra precautions and keeping a small rug in front of the door in order to wipe off those snow boots and shoes can go a long way in helping to save your carpet.

Avoiding Snow Damage to Your Interior

Keep Your Driveway Clear!

Your driveway and paths outside of the home are where you are going to trek the most snow into the home. Fortunately, avoiding this is simple when you keep the surfaces clear. Try to shovel and keep the surface clear every morning and evening. Otherwise, you can put your kids to work and have them do it as well. Regardless of what you choose to do, this will massively lower the risk of having interior damage.

Additionally, When it is icy outside, people put down salt on the sidewalks and walkways. This salt ends up on your shoes and then comes into your home. So be mindful of how you choose to handle the snow issue. This salt can damage the fibers of the carpet, cause stains, and even discolor them. If you’re going to elect to take a particular solution, acknowledge the risks that come along with it as well.

Remind Your Kids Constantly

When it comes to the winter season, snow on shoes is not the only issue when it comes to what might be ruining your carpet. Also, your kids come in from sledding and leave their wet clothes on the rug, that water can seep in and cause mold under the carpet. When the carpet is wet for a long period of time it can cause many issues.

Mold damage is something you desperately want to avoid. It can seep into all kinds of other expensive repairs when it isn’t handled properly. Additionally, if you are sweeping and keeping your surfaces clean, you won’t have to worry about mold nearly as much. Since moisture buildup and dirt will contribute heavily to mold, clean surfaces take a major step in avoiding that.

Overall, caring for your surface is majorly important. Give us a call today for all of your cleaning needs. We’ll keep your surfaces looking their best all through the winter, and avoid that pesky snow damage. We’re looking forward to speaking with you!