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If you’re asking yourself why it’s so important to have your carpet cleaned regularly, you clearly have no idea what could be lurking among the fibers. People commonly only consider the way their carpets look whenever thinking about having them cleaned — unless there are any noticeable stains, it can all seem like an unnecessary job. Read on to find out why that’s far from the case.
The Carpet Catch-All
Your carpet serves as a repository for all kinds of nasties. To start with, keep in mind that carpets can retain up to four times their weight in dirt. Next, factor in dead skill cells, dust mites, mold, bacteria, pet hair, insect feces and husks, volatile organic compounds, and pollen, and you’ll understand that an unclean carpet quickly becomes a sea of pollutants, irritants, and allergens.
When you walk across the carpet, some of that debris gets kicked up and some gets pushed deeper. That’s not a very healthy living environment.
What Are the Hazards of Unclean Carpets?
Allergens are one of the biggest problems associated with unclean carpets, and they can be particularly problematic for young children since their immune systems won’t be as strong and they’ll also be closer to the ground.
Of course, you’ll also be encouraging the growth of mold, bacteria, and parasites. Even if none of those problems develop, failing to regularly clean your carpets is only going to make stains harder to remove in the long run.
Why is Professional Cleaning So Important?
If you think you can turn back the tide by breaking out your vacuum, think again. Yes, vacuuming plays an important part, but you really need to seek professional cleaning services on a regular basis.
A professional cleaner will utilize high-end tools such as steam cleaners to eradicate problems that could scarcely be touched by a vacuum.
It’s Hard to Undervalue the Importance of Cleaning Your Carpets
With years of experience cleaning carpets across Naperville, Lisle, Wheaton, and beyond, we understand the importance of the task and boast both the knowledge and equipment to get it done right. Of course, we also sell carpets and rugs — we’re your one-stop-shop for flooring! To find out more, just contact us today.
Most modern carpets are made with materials that prevent many allergens from gaining a foothold in your home, but dirty carpets can still play host to pollutants, bacteria, irritants, and other dirt and debris. Fortunately it doesn’t have to be that way– all you have to do is clean your carpets regularly.
You’re probably onboard with the idea that cleaning the carpets is a good idea, but you might still be asking yourself: “Hey, how often should I actually have my carpet cleaned?”
Vacuuming is your first line of defense against an unclean carpet, so you need to vacuum regularly and vacuum right.
Most people go far too fast when they vacuum their carpets. Make sure you move the vacuum slowly back and forth, making repetitive passes instead of just simply going over each area once. For your average household, try to vacuum your carpets around twice a week.
While you’ll be able to take care of plenty of dirt and debris via vacuuming alone, you should seek regular professional cleaning sessions to keep it looking new for years to come.
A professional will use a commercial-grade steam cleaner to penetrate deeper than any vacuum and ensure that your carpet looks and feels great. For your average household, high-traffic areas should be cleaned every 12 to 18 months.
What is Average?
You may have noticed that the timeframes given above only apply to the “average household” — there are some other factors to take into account, including:
Pets: They tend to track in dirt and will liberally distribute their coat.
Children: They often spill drink and food, and having their mouths closer to the ground makes irritation more likely.
Heavy Use: If you like to wear your shoes inside, it should go without saying that your carpets will probably be dirtier.
If any of those factors apply, it’s a good idea to vacuum and employ professional cleaners more frequently.
Don’t Let Your Carpet Get Too Dirty for Comfort
Here at Russell Martin Carpet and Rugs, we’re dedicated to helping you keep your flooring in spectacular condition. Having worked for years across Wheaton, Lisle, and Naperville, we offer one of the most dependable and effective cleaning services around — and we also offer carpet and rug sales in case you’re looking for a change. To find out more, just contact us today.