Let’s face it. Homes get dirty and need regular upkeep to stay neat and clean. But no matter what you do, the high-traffic areas will be the first to beg for more care.
Places like the entryway, hallways, living room, bedroom and kitchen areas are used daily, and they will require extra TLC to look as good as the rest of your house.
While your home needs regular attention, consider these five ways to give high-traffic areas that little extra touch to stay just as clean.
Deep Clean Your Carpets
Carpets that see heavy use will need more than vacuuming to minimize dirt and stains. Consider using stain-resistant spray and apply it regularly to offer high-traffic areas extra protection, but plan to supplement that with getting carpets deep cleaned once or twice a year.
Use Area Rugs and Vacuum Frequently
Placing rugs throughout your home, particularly in heavily-used areas, can extend the life of your flooring. Area rugs are easier to clean than carpets and can be replaced at a lesser cost as well. Vacuuming the rugs frequently can also help reduce dirt build-up.
Apply Stain Removers
Because of their heavy use, high-traffic areas are bound to stain and accumulate dirt. When you notice stains, treat them as soon as possible and be sure to clean them properly. That means consider both the type of stain and the type of flooring and what stain remover might work best for both.
Call in the Professionals
You can do all the right things to clean high-traffic areas in your home the best you can, but sometimes you need the help of professionals. They have access to cleaning agents and tools to do a more thorough job. Consider using professional cleaners to complement your work to keep those heavily-used spots in your home as spotless as possible.
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