How to Protect Your Carpets from the Rainy Fall Season

October 21, 2014

muddy footprints on carpetAs the weather turns cooler and leaves are changing color, the Fall season is also bringing rain…and lots of it!  While it may be a beautiful time for early evening walks and colorful foliage, it is not the prettiest time for your carpets!  The rainy season can mean wet, dirty, and muddy carpets.  Not to fret…there are plenty of things you can do to protect your carpets from the rainy weather that accompanies the Fall season. 

For starters, you should make sure that everyone who enters your home removes their shoes by the front door.  This will alleviate a great deal of dirt and mud from being tracked into your home on people’s shoes.  It can also save you a lot of time from vacuuming up wet leaves and mud that can easily be tracked into your home.  If you have pets, you should also wipe their paws before allowing them to enter your home. 

 In addition, it is wise to invest in rugs and doormats.  By placing doormats at each of your entryways, you can reduce the amount of grime that comes into your home.  It is also a good reminder for guests to wipe their feet.  You can also place decorative rugs in hallways, entryways, and other high-traffic areas.  This is an easy and inexpensive way to protect your carpets from stains.  Rugs are also much easier to clean and can oftentimes be washed in your washing machine. 

Another cause for soiling and stains is high humidity.  When there is a high level of moisture in the air, it is more likely that soils and stains can set into your carpets.  You can avoid this problem by using fans or air-conditioners to reduce the moist air in your home. 

You can also add a greater level of protection to your carpet by using a commercial carpet protectant such as the one offered by Chem-Dry.  Carpet protectants can help stop stains before they start.  Not only does it help to prevent soils from setting into you carpet, but it makes cleaning your carpets much easier as well.  

All of these methods are effective ways to help protect your carpets from the rainy weather that occurs in the Fall.  In addition to these helpful tips, it is also recommended that homeowners have their carpets professionally cleaned at least twice a year to protect the beauty of their carpets.  Find a local Chem-Dry operator in your area to bring the beauty of the Fall season into your home.