The monsoon brings a welcome respite from the scorching summer heat, but it also throws a  curveball at our home interiors, especially carpets. Excess moisture can lead to a breeding ground  for mould and mildew, not to mention lingering musty smells. Here are some tips to keep your home  and carpets looking and feeling fresh throughout the rainy season: 

Consider rolling up carpets: If you have valuable or delicate carpets, you can consider storing them  rolled up in a dry, well-ventilated area during the monsoon. Cover them with a breathable fabric  sheet to protect them from dust. 

Dehumidify your space: Invest in a dehumidifier, especially if your home tends to get damp during  the monsoon. This will help remove excess moisture from the air and prevent carpets from getting  wet. 

Monsoon-friendly carpets: If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, consider using carpets  made from moisture-resistant materials like synthetic fibres (nylon, polypropylene) or coir (natural  and dries quickly). These dry faster and are less prone to mould growth. 

Spot cleaning spills: Act fast! Blot up any spills or tracked-in moisture immediately with a clean,  absorbent cloth. Don’t rub, as this can spread the liquid further.  

Strategic Furniture Placement: Leave space between furniture and walls to allow for air circulation.  This prevents moisture buildup behind furniture, which can lead to mould growth. 

Air Conditioning Advantage: If you have air conditioning, utilize it strategically during the monsoon.  Air conditioners not only cool your home but also remove moisture from the air. 

Plant Power: While some houseplants thrive in humidity, others do not. Choose humidity-tolerant  plants like ferns or peace lilies that can help absorb excess moisture from the air. 

By incorporating these tips alongside professional cleaning services, you can ensure your carpets  stay fresh and healthy and home beautiful throughout the monsoon season. Addressing moisture  issues promptly will prevent long-term damage and keep your carpets looking their best all year round.