Why is Cleaning Your Carpet at Least Once a Year Important? - Escarosa
Carpets: they’re warm and fluffy underfoot, and can add comfort to any space. They’re also beautiful and can be the perfect way to make your home feel unique and welcoming. Unfortunately, they can also become hotbeds for allergens, dirt, and other gross things. That’s why cleaning your carpet regularly is so important.
In this blog, we’ll discuss why we recommend cleaning your carpet at least once a year and why that’s particularly important for anyone with kids or pets.
Let’s dive in.
Benefits of Cleaning Your Carpet
Sure, a clean carpet looks nice, but what are the other perks? Here’s why cleaning your carpet is so important:
1. Clean carpets support a healthy home
Dirty carpets are gross carpets. There, we said it. While the occasional coffee spill may not seem like a big deal, there’s a lot more lurking below the surface.
Over time, carpets collect allergens, dust particles, bacteria, pet dander, and more. If you have pets, your carpet may also be collecting pet stains, odors, and tiny particles of fecal matter.
If you or anyone in your household has asthma or other breathing problems, these irritants can worsen the condition.
These contaminants can also cause other health problems, especially in kids and older adults. With all of that in mind, it’s clear that carpet cleaning is one of the best ways to allergy-proof your home. Regular carpet cleaning can also help remove pet stains and pet odors for a more sanitary home.
2. Better airflow
You might not think of carpets as having much to do with airflow. Think again! Dirty carpeting can actually interrupt the airflow in your home.
Dirty carpets clogged with dust and dirt strangle airflow, especially along the walls and corners.
Over time, this can lead to a room that feels stuffy. It can also create a damp, moist environment that’s the ideal habitat for mold and mildew.
While regular vacuuming can remove some of the debris, it’s not enough to let the space breathe.
3. Longer carpet lifespan
Carpets are an investment, and you want to keep yours in good shape. One of the best ways to do that is with regular carpet cleaning.
Annual carpet cleaning prevents the buildup of dust, dirt, and other debris. In some cases, carpet cleaning may actually be required to keep your carpet in warranty!
Some carpet manufacturers will only honor their warranty duties if a carpet owner has maintained the carpet with regular cleaning.
4. Better-looking carpets
Nobody likes to live in spots and stains! Fortunately, regular carpet cleaning removes the signs of everyday wear and tear and refreshes your carpets. The result is a house that looks and feels pristine.
If you have upholstered furniture in your house, you should know that you can clean that, too. Regular upholstery cleaning helps remove stains and extend the life of your furniture – especially in households with kids and pets.
5. A better feel underfoot
Finally, regular carpet cleaning fluffs and restores your carpet fibers, so your carpet feels soft and comforting once more. As dirt and dust build up, they can mat and compact the carpet fibers, causing the floors to feel rough and flat. Cleaning removes that buildup and prevents dirt from damaging the fibers of the carpet.
How Often Should You Have Your Carpets Cleaned?
Now that you know why carpet cleaning is so important, let’s talk about how frequently to do it. If you live in a house with kids and pets, we recommend investing in professional carpet cleaning at least once a year.
No home is immune to dust and dirt. Even carpets in lightly-used areas of a pet- and kid-free home will accumulate grime over time.
When you live in a busy household, though, that process accelerates.
Kids and pets track in dirt and grind it into the carpet.
Kids drop crumbs and spill drinks, which get ground into the carpet and can attract pests.
Pets drop dander and hair, which creates allergens and damages indoor air quality.
Having your carpets cleaned annually helps to remove all this buildup and keep your household fresh. It will also extend the lifespan of your carpet and help your home feel cleaner and more comfortable.
How to Maintain Carpets Between Cleanings
Wondering how to stretch the time between carpet cleanings? Here are our top tips:
Vacuum twice a week or more. Vacuuming your carpets is one of the best ways to remove dirt and dust. For best results, use a high-suction vacuum with a HEPA filter that will trap tiny particles of dirt and allergens. Vacuum light traffic areas weekly. High-traffic areas in households with kids and pets should be vacuumed daily or at least twice a week.
Spot clean spills. Spills happen. When they do, use a carpet-safe solution to spot-treat and lift them. This helps prevent set-in stains and keeps your carpet looking and feeling fresh. It also makes stains easier to remove during a professional cleaning.
Opt for protective finishes. When you do have your carpets cleaned, ask for protective finishes. A carpet cleaner will apply these finishes to your carpet after cleaning. They help repel stains, kill microbes, and keep your carpet cleaner.
Use area rugs. Use area rugs to protect your carpet in high-traffic areas, like hallways and entryways. For best results, use a water-blocking mat to prevent mud and water from damaging your carpet. Bonus points for choosing area rugs that you can put in the washing machine.
Escarosa Cleaning & Restoration: Your Source for Professional Carpet Cleaning
If you’re interested in cleaning your carpet, look no further than Escarosa Cleaning & Restoration.
Our team of restoration experts specializes in cleaning carpets in houses with kids and pets. Our specialized techniques remove all traces of dirt and allergens for a fresher, cleaner, healthier home. Plus, we leave your carpet looking and feeling great until your next professional cleaning.
Ready to learn more or request your service? Contact us today.