Controlling Mud on Your Carpet During the Wet Season

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When the skies open and rain starts pouring down, you may be concerned about mud accumulating on your carpet. Other members of your household may walk in with muddy shoes and turn your soft carpet into a soggy mess.

The good news is that you can control mud accumulation by acting quickly and using the right cleaning strategy. If left ignored, mud can stick on your carpet fibres and spread germs to your kids or pets. Here's a useful cleaning strategy to consider when dealing with mud during the wet season.  

Quarantine the affected area

As opposed to many different types of stains, the best way of dealing with mud is to be patient. Many people make the mistake of scrubbing mud stains and trying to remove them immediately. However, such a response only spreads mud further and makes the situation worse. The good idea is to close off the area and allow the mud to dry. Dry mud is much easier to scrape off and control.   

Pick out as much solid as possible

When the mud has solidified, use a scraper to pick up as much of it as possible. Be gentle when scraping so that you don't remove any carpet fibres in the process. If you have a thick carpet, you may need to scrape under the surface to remove any tiny particles that may be present.

Vacuum debris from the carpet

After scraping, thoroughly vacuum your carpet. Vacuuming removes tiny mud particles and loose soil. It's essential to vacuum the entire carpet so that you don't simply displace mud from one section to another. In some cases, mud also mixes with grass and other debris that may harbour germs. This is why proper vacuuming is critical.

Steam-clean to remove all debris

Finally, using a steamer on the carpet can sanitise your living room for days to come. Steam cleaning is even more useful if you're removing large deposits of mud from the carpet. And because the cleaning action is thorough, you'll enjoy a sanitary carpet for the entire family.

You can further reduce mud stains in the home by encouraging household members to remove their shoes at the door. Install a mudroom carpet near all entrances to the house. In this way, people will be reminded to take off their shoes before they get to the living room. You can then periodically clean the mudroom carpet using the above procedure, or by hiring a professional carpet cleaning service.  


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Creating A Stylish And Functional Kitchen On A Budget

The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, and as someone who enjoys cooking, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and need it to be functional and easy to maintain. In the past, I sacrificed style for functionality, but as I use my kitchen frequently, I wanted the space to be aesthetically pleasing and enjoyable to spend time in. I began reading interior design and home improvement books to gain some inspiration for transforming my kitchen without breaking the bank, and I now have a kitchen that's stylish and does what I need it to do. The kitchen is often overlooked when it comes to home decor, so I started this blog to share what I've learned with others who don't want to spend time cooking in an ugly, outdated room. I hope you find my blog useful.