How Often Should You Get Your Carpets Cleaned?
The carpet in your home plays a major role in the first impression your home gives off, so you will want to keep it looking new and fresh to give your home a positive first impression. Cleaning your carpets is also the best way to make the carpets last as long as possible.
According to the Carpet and Rug Institute, you should have your carpets professionally deep-cleaned every 12 to 18 months. While this recommendation is based on the average home, you may need to clean your carpets more frequently if you have kids, pets or high foot traffic areas. Cleaning your carpets based on the 12-18 month recommendation will not only help keep your carpets looking their best, but will also keep you in compliance with the warranty requirements of most major carpet manufacturers.
Professional steam cleaning is a key step in extending the life of your carpets, but there are also a few things you can do to help keep your carpets looking like new.
The Importance of Vacuuming
Thoroughly vacuuming your carpets with a high-quality vacuum is a key step in properly maintaining your carpets. Vacuuming 1 to 2 times a week will remove the dirt, dander and allergens before they get a chance to work their way down deep into the carpet fibers. If you skip several weeks without vacuuming, it is probably a good time to schedule a professional cleaning which will remove the soil and allergens from deep within your carpet.
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Quickly Clean Spills
No matter how careful we are, spills happen! When someone spills on your carpet quick action will prevent the spill from becoming a bigger issue. When cleaning up spills, make sure to blot the spill and never rub the spill into the fibers. Also, make sure you are using a cleaner that is approved for your type of carpet.
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Take Your Shoes Off
Wearing your shoes in the house is a great way to spread dirt, oils and germs throughout your house. When you walk in your home with your shoes on everything you stepped in can be relocated from the outdoors to your carpet fibers. Wearing your shoes can also cause damage to your carpet fibers. When you walk in with dirt on your shoes, the dirt can act like sandpaper and cause irreversible damage to your carpet fibers.
Instead of wearing shoes inside, try wearing clean white socks. This is one of the easiest ways to keep your carpets looking fresh and clean. If you didn’t know this and have been wearing your shoes indoors, its probably time to schedule a professional cleaning appointment.ad of wearing shoes is inside, try wearing clean white socks. This is one of the easiest ways to keep your carpets looking fresh and clean. If you didn’t know this and have been wearing your shoes indoors, its probably time to schedule a professional cleaning appointment.
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Since 1986, AmeriClean has helped home and business owners in Northwest Indiana keep their properties looking like new. Whether you need carpet, duct or rug cleaning, or have been impacted by a fire, water or mold damage, AmeriClean is here to help!