Holiday Carpet Dangers To Watch Out For

Carpet has it tough. It is subject to a lot of abuse during its life. This is particularly true during the holiday season. Learn about the dangers that your carpet faces during the holidays and ways to protect your rugs.

The first and the most obvious danger is from spills. People are walking around with food and drinks during the holidays. They will inevitably end up on your carpet especially if you serve alcoholic drinks. You may not be able to stop people from eating and drinking but you can be prepared for accidents. Keep a bottle of spotter and rags handy in case of an emergency.

The next danger your carpet faces during the holidays is damage from decorations. Watch out what holiday decorations you put on your carpet. Many items such as ribbons and tree skirts can leak dye onto your carpet if they get wet. You can test decorations by wetting a white towel and rubbing it on them. If the dye bleeds onto the towel you should not place them directly on the carpet. Put them on a hard surface or put something between them and the carpet.

The last danger I will talk about is from the extra traffic that your carpet will face. To limit the damage be sure to place mats at all entrances to your home. This will trap the dirt and keep it off of your carpet. Soil is what abrades and wears out your carpet so by keeping it off your carpet you will be protecting it.

You may not be able to completely protect your carpet but you can at least be prepared for accidents. So enjoy the holidays, be prepared and protect your   carpeting . Good luck