Keeping Your Carpets Safe and Healthy For Your Home
Carpets are a common feature in many Bellingham homes, providing warmth, comfort, and a touch of elegance. However, your carpets can also be a source of accidents if not properly maintained or cared for. Here are four scary carpet accidents to avoid:
Slips and falls
Carpets can become slippery when wet, increasing the risk of slips and falls. This is especially true for older adults and young children. To prevent slips and falls, make sure to clean up spills immediately and use non-slip mats in areas where spills are more likely to occur, such as bathrooms and kitchens. If spills occur and cause excessive damage to your carpets, don’t hesitate to call professional carpet cleaners near you!
Trips and stumbles
Carpet edges can become frayed or curled over time, creating tripping hazards and looks… ugly. To prevent trips and stumbles, regularly inspect your carpets for frayed edges and repair them promptly. Repairs can consist of tucking carpets under your baseboards or snipping frayed pieces. You can also use carpet tape or adhesive to secure loose edges. If the problem persists, don’t hesitate to call your local carpet experts for assistance!
Pet urine and feces can cause horrid stains and odors, and deeply damage your carpets. To prevent pet accidents, train your pets to use designated areas for elimination and clean up any accidents immediately. If you have any lingering stains and odors from previous accidents, give John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County a call for our professional Pet Urine Removal Treatment!
If you weren’t aware, carpets can be flammable, especially if they are made from synthetic materials. To prevent fire hazards, practice standard fire safety; keep flammable materials away from carpets and avoid smoking indoors. You can also install smoke detectors and fire extinguishers in your home. While no carpet cleaner can fix entirely destroyed carpets, we sure can help with stain and odor removal!
While carpet dents are almost a guarantee with heavy furniture resting on top of them, simple furniture like side tables and ottomans can leave dents just as easily! Keeping your home’s furniture mobile will decrease the likelihood of long lasting carpet dents. During your regular carpet vacuuming, move your couches and tables a few feet to vacuum the space they occupy; this will help keep carpets healthy and feeling soft for time to come!
By taking these precautions, you can help to keep your home safe and prevent spooky carpet accidents. Remember, regular maintenance and proper care can extend the life of your carpets and keep them looking their best. If you need help with your Bellingham home’s carpet cleaning, don’t hesitate to contact John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County! Visit our contact page or give us a call at (360) 734-3551!