November comes with a decrease in changing leaves and an increase in falling snow and ice. While beautiful, the colder weather means the usage of ice melt and ice salt throughout the city and suburbs, as the concoction keeps sidewalks and driveways from getting slippery, protecting those who reside and those who travel via foot. While we are all thankful for the creation to limit the spills and thrills of outdoor recreation, ice melt and salt creates various cleaning challenges inside homes and businesses alike. Ice salt and melt are easily trackable into the home as they get stuck on people’s shoes, in turn getting tracked onto entryways, carpets, or other soft surfaces, leaving behind a crusty stain, which is why the carpet cleaning experts here at ECS Carpet Cleaners have compiled a list of our top tips to help you keep your carpet looking as good as new this winter season.
Like most cleaning, it all starts with a good vacuum. The ice salt and melt are solid, meaning it is crucial to vacuum first to remove any particles trapped deep or on the carpet’s surface. If you do not suck up the excess, you risk running into stains that could have been prevented.
The next step after vacuuming is to apply a floor neutralizer. This portion of the removal is significant as the chemical is essential to removing ice melt residue, as it will help dissolve the melt and other residues left behind. Let this sit for the recommended allotted time.
Once you have let the solution sit, you will want to take a towel or cloth that is not colored and blot the affected area—removing as much liquid as possible. Then, you will want to let the area dry thoroughly, especially before placing furniture or rugs over the top.
If you notice your carpet is starting to have a bad smell, a stain won’t come out, or you have dirt, ice salt, and other material embedded in the carpet, it is time to hire a professional carpet cleaner. If you are in Massachusetts, there is no better team than those at ECS Carpet Cleaners! We use top-of-the-line steam cleaning technology to provide your carpet with the best possible results no matter what the elements bring in. Contact us today to learn more!
Do you need a reliable and professional company to help you with water damage, mold remediation, upholstery, carpet cleaning, and more? For more information regarding our cleaning services, contact ECS Carpet Cleaners today by calling us at (781) 935-4455 or by filling out our online contact form. We look forward to assisting you with your environmentally friendly carpet and furniture cleaning services!