When it comes to your carpets, there are some maintenance steps that extend beyond the basics. Investing in high-quality carpets will often motivate people to keep their carpets well-preserved. The cleanliness of carpets does not only reflect the health and condition of the carpets, but they also contribute to the indoor air quality and so much more of the home’s integrity. There is a lot of care and maintenance involved in carpet care, and today, we at DM Carpet Cleaning would like to share the importance of carpet maintenance.
Is Daily Vacuuming Excessive?
Optimally, your carpets should be vacuumed daily, but we understand not everyone has the time so as often as you can manage and at the minimum once a week. Even in rooms that see little foot traffic or don’t look obviously filthy should be vacuumed often. Dirt and debris settle on the surface, whether it is dragged on the bottom of shoes, feet and paws, or settles on the surface from indoor air. This dirt and debris is a natural abrasive, when the traction, or simply walking back and forth, creates a sandpaper-like effect, accelerating the deterioration of carpets. Additionally, the dirt buildup makes carpets look dull, matted, dingy, and old. With routine vacuuming, you can increase the amount of dirt collected, making the carpets look amazing and preserving its longevity.
Prevent Sun Damage to Carpet
As a part of carpet care, it is ideal to prevent over exposure from the sun’s rays to your carpets. UV exposure will cause the color to fade and the carpets to dry out. You need to protect the carpets by investing in UV film protectors, blinds, curtains or drapes to cover the windows during peak sunlight exposure, and/or re-arrange the furniture every 6 months if possible. Re-arranging the furniture can also create new walkway paths to even out the wear on the carpets.
Professional Carpet Cleaning
Professional cleaning is recommended by carpet manufacturers and it should be done every 6-12 months. In some instances, the warranty is only valid with documented proof of professional cleaning. With the training and powerful equipment and detergents, professionals achieve deep cleaning. Not only will the stains dissolve, but any odors are eliminated, and the deep accumulated soil is extracted, making carpets look brighter and healthier. Even with diligent vacuuming, the dry soil that escapes settles below the carpet’s surface, where it accumulates. Routine vacuuming can help you delay the effects, but eventually, you need the professionals to extract the dirt and debris that builds up.
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Between routine vacuuming and regularly scheduled professional cleaning, the indoor air can be improved. Removing the dust and allergens improves the indoor air quality helping those that suffer from frequent asthma or allergies. All in all, if you want to ensure your carpets look and feel their best and keep them in prime condition for as long as possible, you need to actively maintain and care for your carpets. With DM Carpet Cleaning, our professionals can ensure your carpets are cleaned, sanitized and deodorized. Call us today to schedule your carpet cleaning.