Busy schedule? Kids? Pets? Let us guess; it is a challenge to keep up with the carpet cleaning in your home. Since carpet is such a significant component of your living space, naturally you would like to keep it looking its best. Additionally, it is a hefty investment, so you want to keep it around for as long as possible.
To keep your carpet looking and feeling its best, Steamex Eastern recommends having your carpet professional cleaned once or twice a year. The frequency depends on the contaminants in your home, your lifestyle, personal preferences, and foot traffic in your home. For example, some busy high traffic homes may need professional carpet cleaning every six months. A home with limited activity may only need professional carpet cleaning once a year or so.
Below we have identified some essential questions that will help you determine how often you should have your carpets professionally cleaned.
Do you vacuum regularly?
Did you know vacuuming once or twice a week will help extend the life of your carpet? Vacuuming helps remove the loose dust, dirt, debris, and other contaminants lingering on the surface of your carpets. For many homes, regular vacuuming allows you to go longer between professional carpet cleanings. However, vacuuming will not remove the contaminants or stains that have moved deep within your carpet’s fibers. You will need to call Steamex Eastern to extract the pollutants from your carpet. Also, if you hardly ever vacuum, you will want to call the professional carpet cleaner more frequently to help preserve the quality of your carpet.
Do you or anyone in your family have allergies?
Did you know carpet fibers tend to act as a filter for dust and other contaminants? Over time, these allergy-inducing particles collect within the carpet fibers. If too much time passes, these particles can float through the air whenever they are moved from the carpet. Only a thorough cleaning from a professional can remove the allergens to restore a healthy living environment. If a family member has chronic allergies, you may need to consider frequent cleanings to reduce the risk of recurring symptoms.
What is the original color of your carpet?
Bright colors can help lighten up a room, but it is not effective at hiding dirt and stains. To maintain the appearance of a lighter-colored carpet, you will likely need more frequent professional carpet cleaning. However, even though you may not see the stains on the darker colored carpet, they still may be there. We always recommend scheduling routine professional cleanings to keep your carpets appearing their best.
Does your carpet warranty require a specific cleaning schedule?
Many people are unaware that some carpet manufacturers require you to follow a specific carpet cleaning regimen to keep your warranty in full effect. It is not uncommon for your carpet warranty to require you to have your carpet professional cleaned once or twice a year. Also, you may be required to keep a record of each professional cleaning for a warranty case. These records may be the only proof that you followed the manufacturer’s instruction for proper carpet care and maintenance.
Do you have indoor pets?
If you have pets, especially a puppy, regular carpet cleanings are a must. In addition to tracking outdoor contaminants into your home, pets can also leave urine, feces, and vomit on your carpet. Accidents like these can leave not only unwanted stains but also lingering odors and allergens in your home. Frequent carpet cleanings can help remove stains and odors produced by pets.
Do you have young children?
If you have young children, you are not surprised by a spill, splatter, or mess in your home. Whether it is tracked in mud, crayons, juice, or snacks, you can have a challenge keeping your carpet looking fresh and clean. Also, if you have little ones crawling, there is extra stress of making sure to keep your carpets extra clean. We recommend calling a professional carpet cleaning like Steamex Eastern who uses an eco-friendly carpet cleaning solution that is effective while keeping you and your family safe from toxins.
Do you allow shoes to be worn throughout the home?
Shoes easily track in mud, dirt, and debris from outside. Not only can this cause wear and tear on the carpet fibers, but it can also reduce the life of your carpet.
To schedule carpet cleaning, call the professionals at Steamex Eastern at 419-540-4125.