With all the reunions and parties over Christmas and New Year, the weeks leading to the highly anticipated year-end holidays are usually the busiest for professional carpet cleaning services. Of course, everyone wants their homes to look its best for their family and friends! While booking a pre-party carpet clean is highly recommended, you don’t need to wait until the end of the year to pay close attention to your carpet. There are several great reasons why you should take care of your carpet all year round.
The main reason in maintaining the carpet’s cleanliness is to keep its lush and fresh appearance. Clean carpets can enhance the beauty and comfort of a home or workplace. A room with a clean, fresh-smelling carpet is a pleasant and comfortable environment, and can speak volumes about the overall cleanliness of a home or office. Aside from the obvious aesthetics, here are 4 more reasons to keep your carpets clean all year round.
Prolongs the carpet’s lifespan
Having a carpet installed in the home or workplace can be a significant investment, and as such you want to make sure that your investment lasts for as long as possible. Regular carpet cleaning using the steam carpet cleaning method and regular vacuuming in between professional cleans can preserve the condition of carpet fibres and increase the life of carpets, protecting your floor-covering investment.
Protects indoor air quality
Your carpet can trap airborne pollutants such as dust or pollen that can affect the indoor air quality of your home or workplace. For anyone who suffers from asthma or allergies, indoor air quality is a major issue. Regular carpet cleaning removes dust, pollens and other pollutants from your carpets, thereby protecting or improving indoor air quality.
Prevents the build-up of allergens and bacteria
If carpets aren’t cleaned regularly, they can become a breeding ground for nasty allergens and disease-causing bacteria. A dirty carpet can retain many sources of indoor air pollutants, including cockroach allergens, lead, pet dander, particle pollution, as well as everyday dust and dirt.
A dirty carpet is also the perfect environment for mites and other uninvited guests such as bed bugs! All these contaminants can pose a wide range of health problems. Keeping your carpets clean can prevent the build-up of allergens and bacteria, ensuring a healthy and safe indoor environment for everyone.
Makes carpets easier to maintain
Most carpet soiling is made up of dry soils, and if carpets are cleaned regularly, these can be picked-up with regular vacuuming. If you can remove any loose dirt before it gets trodden deep into the fibres of your carpet, you’re eliminating what could potentially be a tricky and expensive problem. Regular carpet cleaning removes excess buildup of dry soils that, over time, can result in permanent soiling.
Quick carpet cleaning tips to maintain a year-round clean
Vacuum regularly – Vacuuming keeps the carpet clean in between professional cleanings. With an active family, you should vacuum two to three times a week. Aim for 4-6 passes in high traffic areas and 2-3 passes in low traffic areas.
Cover main walkways – Use area rugs and runners to cover the main walkways in your home such as the hallway or the stairs. Having these on top of the carpet can protect the fibres from wearing down.
Keep the dirt outside the home – If possible, remove shoes when entering the house or use indoor slippers. Or use entry or door mats to help minimise the dirt coming into the house.
Professional steam carpet cleaning – Steam carpet cleaning, or hot water extraction, is a deep clean of carpets. It is a cleaning method favoured by many carpet manufacturers, as less harsh chemicals are used and therefore less damaging to the carpet fibres. This method will also prolong the life of the carpets and invigorate the appearance.
How often should you have your carpets steam cleaned? In general, you should have your carpets professionally cleaned every 12 months. If you have children or pets at home, you will need to have your carpet professionally steam cleaned more frequently, every 6 to 9 months.
Don’t wait until summer or year-end to have your carpets professionally cleaned! There are several benefits of having a carpet cleaning booked during winter. Learn more in our article: The benefits of carpet cleaning in winter. A clean carpet is a healthy carpet, and a room with a clean carpet is a much more pleasant environment for you, your family and your guests to socialise in. Keeping your carpets clean all throughout the year definitely has its merits!
If you need a professional steam carpet cleaning, call our team at Wizard any time of the year! We offer professional steam carpet cleaning, as well as tile and grout cleaning, and upholstery cleaning. Call us on 0438 554 830 and we’ll be happy to assist you!