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5 tips to help your floors survive winter!

Winter has arrived in the DC area, bringing with it the first major snowfall of 2022. While snow days are a delight for many, the mess it brings into our homes can be quite the headache. From kids tracking in snow after sledding to pets leaving muddy footprints, our floors bear the brunt of winter’s wrath. But fear not! With a few simple tips, you can keep your floors looking pristine despite the winter chaos.

The DC area saw it’s first major snow of 2022 yesterday.  Snow days are fun and all, but the mess it creates in our homes is…well….not fun.  Kids coming in from sledding, pets tracking in muddy snow, temperature changes, and all of us bringing salt in from outside puts a lot of stress on our floors. 

 Here are 5 tips to keep your floors looking good!
1. floor mats

Placing floor mats both inside and outside every entry to your home is a simple yet effective way to minimize the dirt and debris that gets tracked indoors. These mats act as the first line of defense, capturing snow, mud, and salt before it has a chance to spread throughout your home.

2. Don’t Forget Fido

Our furry friends can inadvertently bring in a lot of mess during winter. Keep a towel near the door to wipe your pet’s feet before they come inside. Additionally, consider investing in paw wipes for especially muddy days to prevent dirt from being tracked all over the house.

3. Keep Your Cleaning Supplies Handy

Don’t let dirt and grime linger on your floors. Keep cleaning supplies readily available for quick and easy clean-ups. A basket stocked with microfiber cloths, mops, and floor cleaners will make it convenient to tackle spills and stains as soon as they occur.

4. Embrace the Vacuum

Regular vacuuming is essential for maintaining the beauty of your floors during winter. Aim to vacuum daily, especially in high-traffic areas prone to dirt and moisture buildup. Additionally, consider scheduling a professional carpet cleaning annually to remove deep-seated dirt and grime.

5. Keep It Toasty:

Maintaining a consistent indoor temperature is crucial for the health of your floors during winter. Fluctuations in temperature can cause wood floors to expand and contract, leading to warping and damage. Use a humidifier to keep indoor humidity levels stable, preventing your floors from drying out and becoming susceptible to cracks.

By implementing these simple tips, you can ensure that your floors remain in top condition throughout the winter months. So, embrace the beauty of winter and keep your floors looking their best. Happy winter, and here’s to a wonderful 2022!

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