When you have a whole home to worry about that always has a million and one things that need to be done, cleaning the carpets is not typically at the top of the list, but it should be. Typically it is recommended that carpets should be cleaned every four to six months or so, but at least once a year is good enough as long as stains are taken care of almost immediately and spot treated as needed. Maintaining your clean carpets is a lot easier than trying to hardcore clean them after they have been trashed and a lot cheaper than completely replacing all of your current carpets.
Maintaining clean carpets helps make your home look and feel much more cleanly. Clean carpets do not only look nicer, but they are also a lot softer which is much more enjoyable. Cleaning the carpets also removes pet odors and odor causing bacteria so that your home can smell just as fresh and clean as it will look. Everyone enjoys fresh new carpet because of how good it looks, feels and smells; that is what frequent carpet cleaning can do for your carpets at home. Also, think of how great it would be to receive all of those compliments on such a clean looking and smelling home from all of your friends, family, neighbors and whomever else might decide to visit.
Having a clean carpet extends the life of your carpets. Carpet cleaning is an investment in your home and by maintaining your carpets; you are maintaining your investment. Stains and discoloration in carpet can become unsightly and the longer they remain, the more difficult it becomes to remove them if not making it almost impossible all together. Dirt and other foreign substances are typically abrasive and can damage and cut up the fibers of the carpet which vacuuming alone won’t completely take care of. Also, some carpet warranties require that professionals clean the carpet at least once a year for it to still be considered valid. By extending the amount of time you get out of your carpets, you also prolong the wait on spending your money to re-carpet your entire home, which could cost up to thousands of dollars.
Consistent maintenance will also reduce the risks of developing possibly severe health issues as well. Allergies can develop/get worse over time and most common allergens like to hide in carpet fibers. Mold, mildew and other fungi that build up in the home are attributed as possible causes of asthma, emphysema and other breathing problems. Smoke from cigarettes and car exhausts can also get caught in your carpet fibers and not only cause issues with breathing, but also leave horrendous residual smells. Bacteria causing odors as well as viruses and diseases will also stow away deep in your carpets and could get you sick later; and no one likes being sick. Steam cleaning your carpets regularly with a high heat sanitizes them which kills off the harmful foreign substances and smells.