With the extended sunlight hours, warm weather, and humidity, the summer has many effects. During the summer, the carpets take a lot of abuse. Some of the most impactful risk aspects the summer months bring to carpets is what we at Steam Masters would like to share today.
Can Sunlight Damage Carpet?
The sunlight is so potent during the summer that it develops an increase in color fading on your carpets. When the color fades, it makes the carpets look worn and even dingy. From the UV rays damage, the carpets eventually lose their color. Most don’t even notice the transition until months later when they move furniture around to see the comparison it is a gradual effect. To avoid the carpet’s color from fading as well as the UV damage, keep your windows cover during the hours the sun is directly shining through. Utilize blinds, UV film covers, curtains, and/or drapes in order to offer the carpets more protection. Consider rearranging the furniture around every 6-12 months as well to even out the wear from the sunlight exposure.
High Traffic Areas Dirty Carpet
The summer months often increases the foot traffic across the carpets. With the additional foot traffic, the carpet is taking on more abuse in the summer than it does the rest of the year. To help manage the dirt and debris being tracked, place a walk-off mat at the entry and exit points and encourage everyone to wipe their feet. Periodically clean these mats. Place an indoor mat on the inside of these entry points as well and likewise, keep them clean often. Vacuum more often and consider enforcing the “no shoes” rule on the carpets.
Mold is More Active in Humid Summer Seasons
Along with the moisture produced from rainstorms, even in the dry climates, summer heat and humidity which encourage the microscopic mold spores to take seed and grow. With the simple mold growth, during the summer months and the carpets often host microbes like bacteria, mold spores, and mildew. Mold and mildew can spread through the carpets with the higher activities is swimming, sprinkler, water toys, and other games. Giving it opportunity to cause excessive damage before it is discovered as mold also prefers the dark, the likelihood of it growing beneath carpet is high. To avoid the mildew and mold growth, control the moisture to the best of your ability.
Carpet Allergens & Insect Activity
The summer months frequently motivate the insect life to be most active the allergens frequently at their peak. The carpets can easily harbor allergens and tiny insects which inadvertently brought in on the bottom of shoes, on our pets, and so many other circumstances. To minimize the unwanted guests, keep the carpets vacuumed and the walk-off mats in place. Maintain a well-manicured landscaping, inspect the pest regularly and ensure the air filters are changed frequently.
Steam Carpet Cleaning, Stain & Odor Removal & More in Santa Ana, Irvine, Anaheim & Huntington Beach California
We can help you keep the carpets looking their best, your carpets can survive the summer months, as Steam Masters is readily available to give your carpets a deep comprehensive carpet cleaning, your carpets can survive the summer months. Call us today to schedule your carpet cleaning to make certain the carpets are free from mold, allergens, soil, insect life and stains.