Carpet cleaning is one of those home maintenance tasks that should be performed at least twice per year. Carpets are known for their ability to store dirt, dust, allergens and bacteria for long periods of time. Even with regular vacuuming, it is impossible to get all of the debris that sinks deep into the carpet padding out of the carpet. Over time, carpet debris can contribute to allergic reactions, allergy problems and sinus or breathing problems. Enlisting the services of carpet cleaning is essential to getting all of the debris out of the carpet and padding.
Some people choose to rent a deep steam cleaner from their local hardware store to clean carpets. However, this does not offer the same benefits and power as professional carpet cleaning services. First, professionals are able to use chemicals that are safe for pets and children whereas the chemicals available with rental machines does not meet these standards. These machines are also used time and time again without regular maintenance which leads to the machine performing at a lesser level than it would if it was new. Carpet cleaning companies keep all of their tools and machines in tip top shape to ensure the best quality cleaning.
As a general consumer, chances are you do not really know the nitty gritty of carpet maintenance. The dirt, debris and allergens that are trapped in your carpet get that way because of regular foot traffic and because your carpet is lacking a protective coating. Professional companies will bring life back into your floors through their specific cleaning techniques which strip away all of the debris which has become caked on your carpet fibers and seeped into the padding below. Additionally, these companies will spray a protective coating over top of the carpet which will help it withstand use and abuse.
The minimum that you should have cleaning performed is twice per year. Most people choose to have their carpets cleaned at the change of every season or every three months. If you own a commercial property which sees a lot of foot traffic then it is ideal to have carpet cleaning performed every month. Even low grade commercial carpet should be cleaned professionally on a regular basis to help maintain its durability and integrity. Carpet cleaning services are also ideal for outdoor carpet which can be subject to weather elements which deposit bacteria and moisture deep into the fabrics which can lead to mold or mildew.