The first snow of 2017 has fallen in our Jersey Shore region, and with it comes the realization that we are heading into winter’s icy grasp once more. This season can be a wonderful time for some, but it is almost always a dismal time for your floors. Learn how to spare your floors from the harsh effects of winter with a few simple tips in today’s blog!
Out of all the simple things that you can do to help protect your floors in the winter is to make one simple investment: doormats. More often than not, moisture is the number one carpet killer out there, and the recent snowfall will have family and guests tracking in snow into your home. This snow melts, leaves the water behind, and sprouts a mold growth in your carpet, requiring extensive professional cleaning to fix. Do yourself a favor and invest in a doormat (or several) so people can wipe their feet off before tracking in things into your home. Or better yet, encourage everyone who enters your home to leave their shoes by the door.
While moisture may spell disaster for your carpet, and complete lack of it can cause trouble for your hardwood flooring. Wood floors need a certain degree of moisture to keep their shape, and a total lack of it can cause them to warp, and sometimes to shrink. With this being said, it is important to keep your home a constant humidity level throughout the season, and can be done easily with a humidifier. We are used to humid days in the spring a summer (a perk of living at the Shore) so help your floors out and give them an environment that they are used to!
Our final piece of advice for you is a preventative measure: give your hardwood floors a protective coating before the winter gets worse. By reapplying a protective coating to your floors, you are ensuring the safety and well being of the wood underneath it, which can spell the difference between a pristine and tattered wood floor when people are trudging in and out. Even by encouraging people to leave their shoes at the door, you simply cannot prevent everything from getting on your hard wood, so do yourself a favor and take the proactive measure today!
However, no matter how you choose to prepare for winter, know that Bayside Carpet Cleaning is here to help no matter the situation or season. One call to us is all you need to keep your floors looking great, all year long.
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