Kids can make life more fun, but they also make life very much messier. Imagine raising kids in a house with white carpet, and ask yourself how long it will take them to stain the carpets in the your family house. You probably think it won’t take too long for that to happen, but you’re mistaken. Children and carpets may not make the perfect combination, but they do not always mean disaster. A little preparation, maintenance, and patience can keep your carpets clean despite the children.
Maintain the Carpet
In a household full of kids, having a clean rug can be a big challenge. However, if you maintain your rug and keep it clean, you will be on the positive side of the equation. Here are some tips for keeping a clean rug. When you see water poured over the floor, do not leave it there. It won’t cause any stains on your carpet, but wet rugs take all kinds of dirt from shoes and fingers, so any stain will be discovered sooner. Clean it up with a carpet cleaner, and keep it covered until it’s dry to prevent stains.
Keep Your Entryways Clean
Since most people come through the house at various locations, it’s important to keep those locations clean. This means more than keeping the foyer floor spotless. It means keeping the front porch clean. It means keeping the garage floor clean so dirt and mud aren’t tracked into the house from outside when people enter the house. Those things are then tracked onto the carpets, which makes them dirtier than ever.
Call the Professionals
It’s a good idea to keep your house clean with children in the house on a frequent basis, but it’s even better to hire a professional to come into the house and professionally clean the carpet. They’re far more effective at removing evidence of kids on white carpet than even your steam cleaner, and it helps prolong the life of your floors.
White carpet and kids don’t have to be a deal-breaker, but you must focus on the regular maintenance you need to keep the floors looking good. Ignoring these needs diminishes the longevity of perfectly nice carpet, and you’ll only regret the expense later.