Holidays are right around the corner and it’s that season when everyone is looking forward to spend quality time with loved ones and have a good reason to be involved in all the celebrations that lie ahead.
It’s also that time of the year where carpets – whether at home or in the office – must undergo a thorough cleansing process. Giving your carpets a major TLC before the festivities go on full blast is a must because of its two-fold purposes: to make the best impression on guests (or staying relatives) and to minimise the impact of carpet cleaning after the holidays.
Here’s your carpet cleaning guide to get them in tip-top shape for the holiday season.
Why Carpet Cleaning is Essential for the Holiday Season
With the holidays almost in full gear, getting your carpets in your place of work or residence thoroughly cleaned is a great way to make the best impression on guests and loved ones. There are five obvious reasons why sprucing up your carpets can make a major difference:
- Improved carpet appearance
Carpet cleaning before the holiday season will ensure that your home or office space will look fresh, bright, and clean. This gives people the perception of clarity, ease, and comfort as they walk from room to room.
- Better air quality
Holiday carpet cleaning is also a great way to reduce indoor air pollutants including dust or dust mites and insect excrement, as well as any bacteria and allergens that have sunk deeply into the carpet fibres for the past months.
- Reduced bad odours
Your guests will not only perceive your space to be aesthetically pleasing; more than that, they can smell the difference as well.Regular vacuuming does not completely eliminate nasty scents or musty smells. To prepare your carpets for the holidays, they need to undergo thorough cleaning and specialised odour removal process – either work on it on your own or have professional carpet cleaners do the job.
- Decreased risk of mould growth
Throughout the year, you might not have noticed that excess moisture has already seeped in underneath your carpets which create a high risk of mould growth.Give your carpets a thorough cleaning just before all the holiday celebrations come up to ensure that there is no room for mould growth and there won’t be any serious health hazards to everyone concerned.
- Protect your investment
By arranging to have your carpets thoroughly cleaned in anticipation of the festivities, you intentionally sustain the integrity of its fibres and prolong its usefulness – a sensible move if you want your carpets to last for many years (and holidays) to come.
5 Ways to Keep the Holiday Carpet Stains to a Minimum
December isn’t just about the holiday celebrations or year-end festivities; it is also the wettest time of the year in Singapore. Your loved ones and guests can make unintentional mess – and it’s usually the carpets that take all the brunt.
Keep carpet stains to a minimum by taking heed of these five precautions:
- Place a thick doormat at each entrance
As people go to and from your workplace or home, they bring in a mixture of dust, rain, and numerous outdoor elements that can cause obvious stains and real damage on the carpets. This can be minimised by placing thick mats at every entrance.
- Use rugs and runners
During the holiday season, there will be specific areas within your home or office that will experience high footfall – entrances, hallways, natural pathways, reception rooms, and receiving areas. Add Christmas-themed rugs and runners to these particular areas to help minimise the impact on your carpets.
- Incorporate furniture coasters
Holiday parties are ubiquitous – but serious carpet damage doesn’t have to be. If furniture and equipment have to be moved or reorganised to give more space, make sure to use coasters for the feet to avoid permanent indentations on the carpet.
- Limit food to the kitchen
If at all possible, try to limit food prep and intake in the kitchen or dining area. Explain politely why certain parts of your home or office are off-limits for food including snacks, finger foods, and beverages.
- Bring the party outdoors
If the weather is warm enough, you can comfortably and confidently host an outdoor party where everyone – including you – can enjoy to the fullest without worrying about the impact on your carpet. You will have the party of the season and your carpets can retain its gorgeousness.
3 Quick Carpet Stain Solutions during the Holidays
The never ending cycle of accidentally spilled drinks or dropped food as well as increased foot traffic can wreak considerable havoc to your carpets. You can call the professional carpet cleaners – but certainly not in the midst of all the festivities.
In the meantime, you can follow these three quick solutions to deal with carpet stains during the holidays:
- Act accordingly. Make sure you understand the nature of your carpet fibres so that you can determine the right action to make and would not give the stains enough time to dry and set on your carpets
- Act quickly. Try to blot up the spill as much as possible using a dry, clean cloth or paper towel. Never scrub as this might cause the elements to seep in deeper into the carpet fibres. If the area has already dried, vacuum over the stain several times to lessen the impact of the residue.
- Act cautiously. Immediate action would only be as effective as the manner you have carried it out. If you’re going to use a cleaning solution, make sure to apply it first to an inconspicuous area. If there is no colour change or fibre damage, then you can proceed directly with treating the stained carpet area.
Professional Carpet Cleaning through Avalon Services
The holiday season is a whirlwind of unexpected family gatherings, fun-filled dinner parties, and a handful of overnight guests. All of these make for an inevitably-packed social calendar that keeps you on your toes all day long – and leaving almost no time to tackle all the post-festivity mess that have left not-too-discreet evidences on your carpets.
If diving head-first to carpet cleaning isn’t how you envision to start the New Year, Avalon Services is here to help.
Let professional carpet cleaning technicians take this inevitable burden off your hands and witness your carpets be transformed back into a gorgeous field of perfectly clean fibres.
Clear away the spills and stains of all the festivities by entrusting your carpets to professional cleaners from Avalon Services.