If you’re like most people, you only clean your carpets and upholstery when you discover a really bad spill or stain, or before the entire family comes to your house for the holidays. But is that enough? Let’s take a look at some info that can help you decide how often you really should get them cleaned.
Even if your carpets and your upholstery look clean, looks can be deceiving. For one thing, dirt and bacteria work their way down in to the fibers of your carpet where you can’t see them. And on top of that, there are allergens that come into your house on feet and clothes that also end up in your carpet. The best way to keep them at bay is with regular cleaning.
If the answer is no, it’s probably a good idea to pay attention to your carpet and upholstery maintenance schedule. Regular cleaning can extend the life of your carpet and your upholstery. When dirt gets ground into the fibers and the fabric, it causes them to break down.
We think of our furniture as a haven for getting comfy and relaxing. But think about where all of those backsides have been. Everywhere your clothing goes, something comes back with it. Whether it’s dirt, bacteria, germs, oils, grease, or even chemicals and cleaners, your clothes then make contact with your upholstery. All of these contaminants can wear down your upholstery fabric or get ground down into your carpet. By getting regularly cleanings, you can limit the damage these contaminants can inflict.
Don’t freak out about all of the things that could be lurking in your carpet or embedded in your furniture’s upholstery. Instead, get on a regular schedule for cleaning and maintaining your carpet and upholstery. Every 6-12 months is a general guideline, but use your judgment on what works for your home depending on how much traffic your home sees.
Ready to get started? Make an appointment with Whitehall Carpet cleaners today.