With the kids otherwise occupied, it's a good time to take a look at something that doesn't receive as much attention as it should - the floors.
Even if you don't plan to have your carpet cleaned, take this opportunity to move all the furniture and do a very thorough vacuuming. Move the vacuum slowly across the carpet, removing as much dry soil as you can. Your vacuum won't do anything about Kool-Aid, coffee, tea or other food related stains, but it will remove quite a bit of dirt.
In fact, something you might not have known about, it is estimated that nearly 80% of all soil in carpet is dry, insoluble soil. That means your favorite carpet cleaner will actually remove more dirt with his professional vacuum cleaner. His deep cleaning method will take care of the water based soils and oil based soils, which are what really creates a dirty carpet.
So don't forget: It's time. Time to clean your carpet. Do what's right for your home, your family and those kids about to come home from school ready to play. Call your carpet cleaner.
Just a friendly reminder from Jeff Cross, the executive editor of Cleanfax, the magazine and online authority for cleaning and restoration contractors. Let me know if you have any questions. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org