Wednesday February 21, 2018
First impressions are important, whether you are applying for a new job, meeting a new client, or going on a first date. This is also true for your house! The foyer and entryway to your home is the first opportunity you’re given to make a good impression on visitors.
If your entryway is neat and attractive, then your guests will feel welcome. Unfortunately, these areas tend to be the hardest to keep clean and neat because they get the most wear and tear from people walking in and out of the home.
Here are a few tips on how you can tackle your entryway cleanliness.
The first major area at an entryway that gives people grief is their doormat. As people come in and wipe their feet on the mat, this is the area that tends to accumulate the most dirt.
That’s why it is so important to thoroughly clean them regularly. The first step is to vacuum the mat with the heaviest setting to get up the ground-in dirt.
If you live in an area with a lot of snow, you could end up with salt build-up from the roads and sidewalks. In this case, soak the mat in warm water with a soapy solution. If there are other types of stains on the mat, try a carpet cleaning solution on the mat.
Carpet Wear Patterns
Another major problem with entryways is the creation of wear patterns from the constant traffic. If you think about it, you probably walk over the same patch of carpet every day when you enter and leave your home. So it only makes sense that the carpet will naturally wear down!
Areas that are worn down tend to accumulate the most dirt. They’re also the most noticeable when dirty. That is why it’s so important to have these areas deep cleaned regularly. You want your entryway looking as good as the rest of your carpets! If all else fails, you can cover this area with an attractive runner.
If you want your carpets to look nice and fresh for longer, then it’s important to take care of the areas that get the highest traffic. Book Champion Carpet & Upholstery quarterly to keep your floors and entryways looking top-notch!