It’s nice, it’s ugly, it’s sunny, it’s rainy, it’s icy, it’s rainy again, it’s sunny, it’s ugly, it’s nice, it’s icy, it’s rainy again. Ugh! Crazy Cincy weather!
Here are two important reminders to protect your floors and carpets during this time of ever-changing weather in Cincinnati:

  1. Salt, rock salt or other ice-melting compounds are baaaaaad for floors and carpet! Tracked in, it can get ground in to your nice hardwood and it also can really damage carpet and rug fibers. Be SURE to have an mat outside your door as well as one inside to get rid of salt before it gets tracked in. Another note: ice-melting mixtures can be poisonous to pets – so be mindful! Vaccum up any rock salt that gets indoors right away.
  2. Mud gets tracked in during this rainy time! Yuck! The best thing to do for mud or clay on your carpet is to scrape up what you can with either a plastic spatula or plastic spoon. Allow the remaining soil to dry and then vacuum it up. Most of the time, this process works. Just keep in mind, you don’t want to force the soil into the carpet any further, so try to avoid smearing or rubbing the dirt when wet.

If you have any questions about floor or carpet care or you need our cleaning assistance, Cincinnati Maintenance is just a phone call away – (513) 827-6150.