Winter can be harsh on your floors. With everything that our shoes can track inside—snow, dirt, sand, and rock salt; not to mention the stains that come from pets, kids, and holiday parties—there is no wonder you want to be extra vigilant with floor care this winter season. Although staining is inevitable, there are preventive measures you can take to ensure your floors, whether they are carpet, tile, or hardwood; stay beautiful longer. Take a look at these 5 tips for winter floor care. Tip #1 – Double-up on Floor Mats Using floor mats on the inside and outside of every entryway is a great way of preventing dirt from ever reaching your carpet. Tip #2 – Prepare Your Pets Keeping a towel at the door to wipe your pooch’s paws will keep him or her from tracking messes on your floors and furniture. Tip #3 – Keep Cleaning Items Handy The longer you let stains and residue sit on your floors, the more damage they will do. It can scratch your hardwood floors and embed itself in carpet. So, be sure to keep cleaning items on hand for cleaning up moisture and other residue left behind. Tip #4 – Vacuum Regularly Vacuuming your floors daily is key to maintaining its beauty and durability in the winter. It significantly decreases residue build-up. Have your carpets professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months by a professional carpet cleaning company using hot water extraction. Bonus Tip: Keep your receipts for carpet warrantypurposes. Tip #5 – Heat Your Home Evenly The colder is gets outside, the warmer you want your home to be on the inside. Warm floors may feel great to your little piggies, but remember exposure to moisture and dry air can cause hardwood floors to expand and contract. Ensuring that you home has a constant humidity level is key. Using a humidifier or dehumidifier will help control indoor humidity levels. Preventive care is best. These 5 winter floor care tips will extend the life of your floors for years to come. How Woodard Can Help Did you know that Woodard is St. Louis‘ largest commercial and residential carpet cleaning company and has been in business for nearly 70 years? Our commercial carpet cleaning programs are 100% customizable to match your needs and our 24/7 service means we will never have to disrupt your job to do our job. Contact us here to set up a personalized carpet cleaning consultation today!