Why get your carpet cleaned at all?

If you have carpet you know that it’s inevitable that something is going to happen: someone walks in with muddy feet (“I’m just walking a few feet!” as if dirt doesn’t have a chance to come off); Rover gets sick and has an accident; someone at your dinner party spills a drink. When that happens, it’s obvious – it’s time to clean the carpet. But what about when it’s not so obvious, when it’s been maybe a year or two and ‘they don’t look that bad?’ Why get them cleaned? There are a couple of good reasons to do this.

First, cleaning your carpets before they look as though they need it will make them last longer. Sand, grit and dirt is often not visible in your carpet. But every time it’s walked on it acts like a tiny piece of sandpaper, wearing at the carpet. Also oils will attach themselves to the carpets. Oils come from a whole host of sources from us, animals, even cooking. The oils can attract dirt and cause a carpet to lose the ‘shine’ it had when it was new. A properly cleaned and maintained carpet should last 10-15 years. We clean some that are over 40! Do you really want to replace the carpet before you have to?Second, it’s good for your air. Carpets are like filters. They trap allergens, pollen, pet dander, and other things. Believe me, this isnot a bad thing. Because of your carpet these are things that will not be getting into the air and consequently into your lungs. But, there is a limit. If a carpet is not cleaned regularly, it’s ability to hold dust and dirt goes down. Cleaning it is the answer. Vacuuming is necessary, but so is a deep-cleaning.

If it’s been over a year, seriously consider having your carpets cleaned. You’ll be glad you did.

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