As Winter starts to transition to Spring, Texas weather turns into the wild wild west. For homeowners this means the switch on the thermostat starts to switch from heat to cool. Windows are opened to let fresh air in, and then they are closed again. The sun comes out, and then you have to cover up for April showers. All of this can make for a messy house and some soggy carpets. In order to help you, here are 5 tips to prepare for the rainy season.
Stay Dry From The Start
How do you keep the rest of your house dry from the wet weather outside? Well you start at the beginning. Your entry ways. This can be one in a number of ways, but the most common is by placing down some all-weather rugs. Bustle gives some great examples here. These are not your normal decorative rugs that you place around your home to protect floors. Entryway rugs and mats are made to soak up the elements from outdoors and take a beating. Stomp, wipe, rub, and slide your feet on these rugs and they will stand the test of time.
Our next tip to prepare for the rainy season is to keep some towels near the front door. Accidents happen, and having a towel around could save you. Wet floors are slippery, and having a towel around could save you from a slip and fall. Additionally, towels are great for wet pets.
Unlike us humans, pets usually don’t wear shoes or mittens when they go outside to handle their business. So it’s a good idea to have a towel handy to wipe those paws off and keep your carpet clean.
Put Your Foot Down…Not Your Shoes
You work hard to keep your home clean. That being said, I am sure you don’t want to keep up with all of the rain during the Spring. So set some ground rules for your loved ones with this next tip. Start a “No Shoes” policy in your home. A law normally set when you move into a new home or when you have new carpet laid down. This rainy season policy can save you from spending hundreds possibly thousands from cleaning your carpet. Keeping wet shoes off the carpet not only saves it from stains, but also mold potential. As we learned in previous blogs, mold can cause unwanted health issues so steer clear.
Painting Pretty Little Footprints
Like a watercolor paint, mud is made when water mixes with dirt or other soils on the ground. So when you carelessly walk indoors on a dirty floor or unvacuumed carpet it will create mud and stains. Here’s a tip Picasso…to keep from creating muddy works of art on your beautiful carpet, vacuum an extra time or two during the rainy season. This extra effort will ensure that you are saving hours of scrubbing and removing the culprit to your muddy masterpieces.
Soak It All In
Our final tip to prepare for the rainy season, is to invest in a good dehumidifier.
Towels, rags, socks and carpet are not the only tools to soak up the humidity during the rainy season. Dehumidifiers are outstanding appliances during the rainy season. As mentioned in our previous blog dehumidifiers reduce humidity levels. Making your home less hospitable to allergens such as dust mites, mold, and mildew. Another benefit to dehumidifiers is that they dry the air which in turn dries your clothes and the floor faster. Reducing the chance of mold and other allergens to develop. This improves the air quality and is good for your overall health.
Rain Rain Go Away
Rainy days can get you down in the dumps. Especially if you spend the whole season cleaning up a muddy mess. By following these 5 tips to prepare for the rainy season, you can be sure your life will be sunny no matter what the weather is like outside. Accidents do happen though. So if you end up making a masterpiece of your carpet or floors, give us a call, and we’ll take care of y’all!