Now that winter has set in for much of the country many people are starting to use ice melting products on sidewalks and driveways. Ice melting products can turn a spotless carpet into a disaster area in no time at all. Many ice melting products can leave a soil attracting residue on your carpet simply by walking over the treated area then walking inside and onto your carpet. To prevent this from happening or at least minimize it be sure to follow the manufacturers directions and not over apply the ice melt. Also try to shovel any snow before you walk on it, this will help prevent it from packing down and turning into ice. Try to get in the habit of taking off your shoes once you are inside. Also don't forget to vacuum on a regular basis. Vacuuming is possibly the most important thing you can do to maintain your carpets appearance. Vacuuming will also help to remove residue left behind by tracked in ice melt products.
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