With Thanksgiving already passed, many people are starting to think about when they are going to set-up their Christmas tree. Surveys report that 19% of families decorate their home for Christmas the week of Thanksgiving and 25% of families decorate their tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. Some families pull their artificial trees out of their attics or garage and start decorating. Other families love the look and smell of a real Christmas tree. Many families cherish the time that they spend together picking out the perfect tree. If your family prefers to have a real Christmas tree you will definitely want to take some precautions to help keep your flooring clean.
Christmas Tree SetupSoak Up Water Spills from Live Christmas Tree
No matter what kind of flooring your tree will be standing on you will want to make sure that any water that spills out of your stand gets cleaned up. If you let water stand on your flooring it definitely can cause damage to your flooring. Water on your carpet can cause stains on the carpet and can damage the padding underneath the carpet. Water on your wood flooring can cause buckling.
Vacuum or Sweep Pine Needles Often
As the needles fall of the tree you will need to sweep or mop them up. If you leave Christmas tree needles on your carpet it can stain your carpet. If you have wood flooring the needles can scratch your floor if you leave them there and they keep moving around. The fallen needles can also get trapped between the boards of your hardwood flooring. Mr Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists recommends vacuuming or sweeping underneath your tree on a daily basis.
How to Get Tree Sap from Carpet & Wood Floors
If sap falls on your floor you will want to take care of that as soon as possible. Take a piece of ice and place it on the sap until it gets cold. Then you should be able to pull the sap off of your flooring without causing any damage. If you have hardwood flooring you will want to make sure that you clean up the water so that it does not cause any damage.
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Once you remove your tree you will want to clean the floor immediately. You will want to sweep or mop up all of the needles and remove any sap that went unnoticed during the holiday season. If you have any stains on your carpet, give Mr Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists a call. We can come out and clean your carpet and hard floors again after the holiday season.