Why is it important to keep your carpets clean?

Posted by: on April 19, 2017

Why is it so important to keep your carpets clean? Well, the obvious reason and answer is so they stay looking and smelling nice! But there are many other reasons it’s important to keep your carpets clean and have them professionally cleaned often. Have you ever noticed that only a few days after cleaning, you can see dust everywhere, settled on glass tabletops and furniture? Dust happens. Household dust carries bacteria, dander, mold spores, germs and pollen. To add to the flurry of grime, your family, friends, pets and even open windows bring in fresh dirt all the time. A lot of it is settling in your carpet.

Between longer work days, time-consuming commutes, and kids’ activities that keep the calendar full, who has time to worry about cleaning carpet? We are spending less time on household tasks yet expect excellent results. Luckily, carpet-cleaning products, methods and equipment are improving all the time. Cleaning carpet may seem like more of a chore than dusting a coffee table, but properly cleaning and maintain your carpet makes all the difference!

 

Preserving the Life and Beauty of Your Carpet

With their rich colors, textures, and intricate weaves, carpets and rugs can give any room a homelike feel. But the beauty and life of your carpet depends on the care it receives. Just how long should a well-cared for carpet last? It’s hard to say. You can find some 100-plus-year-old Oriental rugs still in use! But generally speaking, ten years is given as a guideline for quality carpets that are well-maintained. Use manufacturers’ warranties as a guide to how long you can anticipate a particular carpet to last. And look at those warranties carefully– large carpet manufacturers are linking their new carpet warranties to proper cleaning and maintenance with certified products.

 

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Do you have allergies? Believe it or not, you can keep your carpet. Studies have shown that carpet is better at trapping allergens than hard flooring such as tile or hardwood. How can this be? Particles and allergens fall to the floor (out of the breathing zone) and onto the carpet. The fibers of the carpet trap allergens and particles, reducing their continued circulation in the air. Proper cleaning and vacuuming effectively sucks up the dust in the carpet, locks it in the machine, and keeps it out of the air. Allergic to carpet itself? Not likely. Much of today’s carpet is make from plastic fibers, which most people aren’t allergic to. Of course, if you have wool carpet, and are allergic to wool, you have a problem. In that case remove the wool carpet and replace it with a non allergen material.

 

Avoid Premature Replacement Costs and Disposal in Landfills

Proper cleaning helps protect your carpet investment and safeguards you from having to replace it before its time. Great news because it also keeps carpet out of the local dump. Maintaining your carpet protects your wallet; just keep in mind that spending money to keep your carpet in top shape is a small price to pay when compared to the cost of replacing it all together. And keeping post-consumer carpet out of landfills is an environmental goal benefiting us all. With more than 300 million Americans, and that number keeps growing, household waste is an environmental concern. Most school children today have learned the new “three R’s, ” which stand for reduce, reuse, and recycle. If spending a little extra effort and, yes, money, on your floor covering helps meet this environmental goal, you ma agree it’s worth it.

 

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