Mornings are the worst, man. My family rushes around in a frenzy, a tornado of toothbrushes, oatmeal, backpacks, and untied shoelaces. Besides the wooshing sounds, you’re likely to hear things like, “She’s being mean!” and “You have ten minutes!” and my personal favorite, “Stoooop iiiiiit!” Then, just as quickly as the morning madness descended upon us, we’re out the door for a day at work and school. When we return home, a new weather pattern emerges with homework, dinner, dishes, laundry, baths, and bedtimes. (Woosh! Stop it!) We hardly ever take the time to look down and think about the carpet under our feet.
Given the regular barrage of daily tasks we all work at to keep our households running, carpet cleaning isn’t usually the first priority on most folk’s minds. It’s not like you need a steam cleaning every day, right?
Some people go years without cleaning their carpets. “We vacuum, and it’s just my husband and I here, and we take our shoes off at the door,” says many a nice customer when chatting with me about a potential cleaning. My response is always the same. “Just because the carpet doesn’t look dirty, doesn’t mean it’s not.” See, vacuuming, as important as it is, removes most dirt, but not all of it. If you haven’t had your carpet professionally cleaned in years, there’s years worth of dirt, dead skin cells, hair, bacteria, germs, and allergens under your feet. It’s not the most healthy scene. As if that’s not bad enough, the dirt in the heaviest trafficked areas of your home is accelerating the wearing of the carpet fibers. This is also true of your upholstered furniture.
Other folks clean their own carpets. This is probably fine for light maintenance or spotting, but chances are, you’re using one chemical for every spot, and some specific spotting requires specific chemicals and sometimes specific processes in order to get the job done right. Furthermore, when you use soap to clean your carpet, you risk leaving residues behind which will act as a magnet to dirt and cause the carpet to look bad relatively quickly.
So, the question becomes, how often should you have your carpet professionally cleaned?
Annual carpet cleaning will not only keep your carpet looking great, it will help keep your home free from germs and allergens as well as increasing the carpet’s useful life. This need not be a major operation every year. If you had a wall to wall cleaning last year, schedule your open areas to be cleaned this year. Traffic areas are the most important areas to keep clean. Under your couch and bed and dresser, the carpet is not getting that dirty, and if the furniture reaches down to the floor, it’s not even possible for the carpet to get dirty.
So, take a break from the daily tasking tornado and give Randy’s Carpet Care a call. We’re hear for you snow or shine and estimates are always free. (800)920-2202
Woosh! Stop it!