Here in California warmer weather is here to stay for the summer. If you have a pool you may already be swimming with your family. So many amazing memories can be made in your pool. We hope that you soak up every minute of fun in the backyard with your family. While owning a pool has many advantages, there are a few things that you need to be concerned with.
One topic that comes up here at Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning is how to take care of your flooring if you have a pool. Today we are going to discuss all the things that you will want to think about this summer as you strive to keep your floors clean and safe from pool water this summer. We are going to go through a variety of different types of flooring today and how you can protect them from pool water.
How to Prevent Chlorine Damaging Carpet
If you have carpet in your home you will definitely need to watch out for chlorine. Chlorine can damage your carpet in a few different ways. Chlorine can fade the color of your carpet if it is left on your carpet for very long or has repeated exposure. The fibers of your carpet can also be damaged by chlorine. Over time it can cause the fibers to actually loosen from the backing of your carpet. To prevent this from happening you will want to take precautions in your home so that this does not happen to your carpet.
Cleaning Tile & Natural Stone when You have a Pool
Tile and stone are one of the best surfaces to have next to a pool. When you are selecting flooring for your home it would be wise to put tile in the area that you will have foot traffic from the pool. The tile will not absorb the water or chlorine. You simply need to wipe up any spills or trails of water from your tile and your tile will be just fine. If the pool water sits on your grout for prolonged periods of time it can eventually discolor. Making sure that you wipe up pool water as soon as you see it your grout should not be affected. We do recommend that you seal your grout though.
How to Clean Water from Laminate & Hardwood Floors
The largest concern when you have laminate or hardwood flooring is water damage. Water can get underneath your flooring and cause your floors to buckle and warp. Having to replace your laminate or hardwood flooring because of water damage is definitely no fun for anyone. You will want to make sure that you have rules that will prevent this from happening.
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One of the best things that you can do no matter what type of flooring you have is try to prevent pool from sitting on your flooring as much as possible. Having rules about drying off before coming inside that your kids fully understand is your best defense. At the end of the summer you will want to have Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning come out and professionally clean your carpets to get rid of any chlorine that may have gotten in your carpet during the summer. Contact us today!