Carpets are difficult to clean. This is why most people do this only when it becomes really necessary. Effective carpet cleaning involves the use of advanced techniques, thus needing to be performed by a professional company. These cleaners have powerful steamers that can dismantle even the most stubborn dirt and grime, cleaning and disinfecting at the same time.
You know it’s time to do the carpet cleaning when it starts to smell. However, three are early warning signs you should watch for, in order to prevent your carpet to become that dirty. For instance, if you pass your hand over the fibers and you feel them sticky, that’s a sign you should start thinking about taking your carpet to a professional cleaner.
Even if your carpet looks clean, if you spill foods or drinks on it, you should clean it as soon as possible. The faster you do it, the easier it’s going to be to remove the stains. If you wait for too long, you may never be able to make it spotless again. Besides, you should avoid rubbing the dirty spot as it is possible to ruin the fabric.
Generally speaking, if no accidental spills occur, all carpets should be cleaned once a year. This prevents the accumulation of dust and debris. Carpets that are cleaned regularly have a longer life, especially if they are made from wool or other natural fibers. Synthetic carpets are more resistant, so you don’t have to bother with their maintenance that much. Nonetheless, by sticking to a regular cleaning schedule you can reduce the amount of dust and allergens in your home. Speaking of allergens, if you or one of your family members are allergic to dust, pollen, pet dander and other similar things, you may need to steam clean your carpets every three months and vacuum them thoroughly twice a week. In case of severe allergies, you may even consider giving up carpets and replacing them with a beautiful hardwood or bamboo flooring or with ceramic tiles. Textiles are always more prone to retaining dust and other airborne allergens, so they may not be the best choice for allergy sufferers.
Anyway, you have the right to choose whatever home decor you like. Nonetheless, if you care about your health and well-being, make sure you vacuum and clean your carpets at regular intervals of time.