As you get ready for the upcoming winter and holiday season, make sure you don’t forget to get your carpet cleaned. This is the perfect time to get a fresh start on your home flooring for the winter season. Many people don’t think it’s worth it to clean their carpets when it’s cold and wet outside. They usually say they’ll wait until the weather is better, but in fact, this is a great time to have your rugs and carpet cleaned. And we happen to have the helpful reasons to get an early start on cleaning in time for the holidays.
Children and/or Pets in the House
Children make messes as part of their daily routine. Sometimes it’s on purpose, and sometimes it’s an accident, but whatever the reason, things like mud, food, paint and crayons find their way into reviving those fibers is a task for the professionals. And while your kids are on the carpet sometimes, your pets hang out on the carpet all the time. So, along with all the stains and messes your kids leave, pets add more “fun” things like fur, muddy paw prints, drool and unpleasant “surprises.”
Upcoming Events and Holidays
The big holiday events are right around the corner and football season is in full swing, so it’s time to have your carpets professionally cleaned to keep your home looking its best. For the biggest wow effect, have your carpets cleaned a few days before your next big gathering.
One of the most obvious reasons to have your carpet cleaned is to improve its appearance. It can be both difficult and time consuming to get your carpet clean again. A professional carpet cleaning easily removes these spots and stains that you may not be able to get rid of otherwise.
Carpet cleaning can improve the appearance of your home and extend the life of your carpet, but perhaps the most valuable benefit from the process is improving you and your family’s health. If members of your family suffer from breathing conditions, like asthma, it’s very important to vacuum your carpets at least three times a week. But beyond regularly vacuuming, you will also benefit from having your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year.
Extend the Life of Your Carpet
One major benefit of a professional cleaning service is that it helps extend the life of your carpet. Over time, dirt, dust, and other debris accumulate in the carpet and get embedded within the fibers, which can eventually cause the fibers to split and deteriorate. Removing this built up dirt and debris will help improve the longevity of the carpet as dust and other debris are more likely to adhere to a dirty carpet than a clean carpet.
Professional carpet cleaners typically use cleaning methods involving hot water extraction to effectively remove the debris from deep within the fibers and leave the carpet sanitized. And again, you can help decrease the debris build-up by regularly vacuuming as we mentioned earlier.
To take it a step further, not only are we recommending professional cleaning, but so are carpet manufacturers. They require professional carpet cleaning every 12 to 18 months. If this is not done, your carpet warranty could unfortunately be eliminated. While store-bought machines, cleaning liquids and do-it-yourself tips are handy for immediate spot pick up, they’re not recommended for overall cleaning. That should be left to the professionals. To learn more about this, check out our helpful care and maintenance page here.
Tough Stain Removal
Another great advantage provided by professional carpet cleanings is that they can remove tough stains. Using the hot water extraction method, professionals are able to remove stains from all of the following: coffee, dirt and mud, ink, pet stains, red wine. After a professional carpet cleaning, you shouldn’t have to worry about looking at the ugly spots that might be embarrassing in front of guests.
Smells or Odors
Stains are not the only indication that your carpet needs a cleaning. It is easy for you to get used to the smell of it if you are around it every day. In fact, you may not even notice that your carpet as an odor. However, if someone comes to your home, then they will likely smell the odor. A deep cleaning is necessary in order to get rid of those odors.
Over a Year Since Last Cleaning
Even if your carpet does not look or smell dirty, you may still need to get it cleaned. You don’t want to go longer than a year without getting your carpet cleaned. Keep in mind that if you have children or pets, then you will need to get your carpet cleaned more than once a year. Keeping your carpet cleaned is essential for ensuring that it lasts a long time.
When you have your carpets cleaned at least once a year and more often if necessary, it makes daily maintenance easier for you as you’re not fighting layers of dirt when you vacuum. This is because a professional carpet cleaner will penetrate the fiber all the way down to the backing to any embossed soil and remove oil. So, after a thorough professional cleaning, these items will then be easily removed with a regular vacuum.
There’s no doubt that regular carpet cleaning is a good idea. But now you know the best way to make it look better, be healthier and last longer, is by having it professionally cleaned, too!
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