The carpeting throughout your home is a major feature in the overall living environment, and thus, you want it to look its best for as long as possible. Carpeting should also be free of unpleasant odors, dirt, dust, and other allergens to create a hygienic home. Moreover, carpeting is often a significant monetary investment, and so naturally, you should do all that you can to make it last.
To keep carpets looking and functioning as they should, Refresh Carpet Cleaning highly recommends homeowners to have professional carpet cleaning performed once every 12 months to 18 months. Remember that this is just a general guideline for the frequency of carpet cleaning, and individual circumstances can cause it to vary quite a bit. For instance, some homeowners may need to have their carpets cleaned every six months to a year. It all depends on your preferences and your overall lifestyle.
Following are several questions that will assist you in determining the best schedule for routine carpet cleaning in your home:
Do your carpets get vacuumed on a regular basis?
To make your carpets last longer, vacuum them at least once every week. Vacuuming extracts loose particles that are at the very surface of carpeting before these have the opportunity to settle deeply into the floor and can begin abrading the actual carpet fibers. More often then not, you can go longer in-between professional cleanings by regularly vacuuming your floors. Regardless of how often you vacuum, it will eventually be necessary to use professional carpet cleaning treatments to remove the dirt and dust that has become deeply embedded in the floors. If you do not often vacuum at all, you should probably contact a professional carpet cleaning service now to preserve your carpet’s overall quality and appeal.
Is there someone in your home who suffers from allergies?
The fibers in carpets function as a filter by collecting much of the dirt, dust and other allergens that are floating around in the indoor air. Over time, these particulates can start building up in the carpet fibers. If these allergy-inducing materials start accumulating, they will eventually become airborne once more, whenever anyone walks across the floor. These allergens can only be removed with a comprehensive cleaning to restore an acceptable quality of indoor air. Moreover, if someone has chronic allergies, routine cleanings are essential for preventing these symptoms from recurring.
What is the color of your carpets?
You can brighten up your living environment with light-colored carpets, but this type of flooring is known to reveal both stains and dirt. Understanding this, professional cleaning services will need to be used more frequently on these surfaces than when caring for darker carpets. But this is not an entirely bad thing. With light-colored carpeting, it is very easy to detect increased dirt so that you can easily determine when your floors need to be cleaned.
Are you required by your warranty to have a specific carpet cleaning schedule?
A lot of carpet manufacturers make it necessary for warranty holders to adhere to strict cleaning schedules to get the full benefits of their guarantees. It is common for warranties to state that carpets should be cleaned once annually, if not twice. It is sometimes even necessary for warranty holders to retain their receipts for professional carpet cleaning services so that these can be presented whenever warranty issues rear their heads. This will serve as proof that you have followed the instructions for general cleaning and care as required by the carpet manufacturer.
Are pets allowed on your carpets?
If there are pets in your home, then have your carpets cleaned regularly is essential. Accidents can happen even when pets are well-trained. Not only can your animal track grime from outside into your living environment, but they can also distribute urine, vomit, and feces on the floors. Beyond causing unattractive stains, they can also create foul odors (which guests are more likely to notice). Luckily, professional carpet cleaning can neutralize the many biological odors and stains that pets produce.
Are there young children in your household?
Kids are known for causing spatters, splatters, spills and smears. Whether it’s juice, finger paint, or muddy footprint, keeping the carpets looking good can be a real challenge. More importantly, young children and babies tend to spend lots of time on the carpet, and thus, you want this to be clean and fresh. Working with a professional carpet cleaning service that uses environmentally-friend cleaning agents will eliminate dirt while protecting kids from unnecessary exposure to irritants and toxins.
Are people allowed to wear their shoes indoors?
In addition to tracking in dirt, shoes also bring in tiny particles of grits. This results in premature wear of the carpet fibers. With more people in your home, your carpet is going to have to stand up to more wear. Without removing this grit on a routine basis, permanent wear patterns will eventually appear.
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