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02/19/2018
Unless you have found a way to make ketchup that doesn't leave a mark or a carpet fiber that is totally impervious to stains, preventing stains is your best defense. However, it’s often easier said than done.

When it comes to completing your household chores, there is a certain sense of satisfaction that comes from vacuuming your carpets. After all, once the work is done then they are visibly cleaner and healthier looking, helping to make the entire task worthwhile. However, this all comes to screeching halt when you discover a stain which just won’t budge!

Tips to Preventing Stains in Your Home

When these moments happen, all of your hard work can feel like it was for naught. To keep these times to minimum in between your regular cleanings, below is a list from Pima Cleanpro with ideas on how to keep your carpets stain-free for longer.

Food/Drink

The first one on the list is food and drink. Obviously, the first thing you will say is that the best rule to instill is one which doesn’t allow for food to be eaten outside of the kitchen. As admirable as the intention is, the reality of such a rule isn’t always as expected. After all, it only takes something on TV to grab somebody’s attention and have them wander over your precious carpet holding a potential stain in their hands. Instead, take a more realistic approach with some guidelines, such as:
  • No walking while eating
  • No walking while drinking
  • Only fill drinks ¾
  • Always keep your hand or a napkin underneath any food you are holding
If there are any other common stain-causing instances in your home, look for ways to not remove the activities, but simply minimize their potential impact.

Your Young Picasso

If you have a budding artist in your family, then it can feel like your carpets are being used as an ongoing canvas. While it’s important to nurture your child’s natural talents, there is a better way to redirect their artistic flair. Instead of removing their crayons and markers entirely, set up or show them how to set up a clean working space. For example, give them a small plastic mat which they can lay down on your kitchen or laundry room floor, a large cup or container to hold their brushes, markers, and crayons, and paper towels and water for them to wash their hands and brushes. Keeping your carpets clean in between professional visits isn’t always easy, but these tips are great way to get you started. If you are staring at a stain which just won’t budge, speak with somebody who can help. Call Pima Cleanpro today at (520) 954-2119 to book your appointment or to find out more about how Cleanpro's ION exchange cleaning system can not only have your carpets looking their best in no time, but can also allow you to walk on them within two hours of being cleaned!

The Outdoors

If your carpet often looks like it just welcomed a pack of hikers after an excursion on an exotic trail, then it’s time to start doing something about it. That doesn’t mean charging hikers to use your bathroom!
  • The first thing which comes to mind is a shoe-rack, either outside or inside the entrances to your home. However, for a number of reasons, this isn’t always an option.
  • If you notice that stains occur in the same place at the same time each week, then it’s time to plan ahead. For example, if your family returns from sport matches every Thursday night with muddy feet, have a walkway made from carpet protector for them to use.
  • Welcome mats, both inside and outside of your home entrances are a great way to prevent stains from occurring.
    • When choosing your outside mat, look for something metal and sturdy which encourages your guests to stomp their feet hard without worrying that they may damage your mat.
    • For the inside of your home, look for something middle-ground, which can provide a softer entrance for your guests but also catch any remnants of debris which may still be on their shoes.

When All Else Fails, Call a Professional Carpet Cleaning Service in Tucson, Az

These are some great ways to help you keep your carpets looking cleaner for longer, but, as you know, accidents happen. If you are struggling to remove them with your vacuum cleaner or with a clean cloth and water, leave them alone and wait for a professional. Give Pima Cleanpro a call at (520) 954-2119 and ask about how their ION exchange cleaning system can not only remove stains from your carpet and have them looking like new again, but also leave your carpets ready to be walked on within two hours!

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