The carpeting you had installed last year still looks pretty good. The moment it was installed you admonished your children and everyone else in your family, even guests, about taking off their shoes, not taking food into the room with them, and everything else you could think of in order to ensure that there wouldn’t be ‘accidents.’
A year later and you’re pleased with the condition of your carpets still. You’ve vacuumed them on a regular basis and managed to keep your beloved family pet from taking to laying down on it (purchasing a brand new doggy bed for him).
In truth, while your carpeting might look clean, odds are there are some pretty harsh pollutants hiding in it still.
The Natural Course of Time
You might think vacuuming alone is enough to clean the carpeting effectively, but it’s only one small part of the larger battle. In truth, 80 percent of the dust you find in your home is dead skin cells. The human body sheds a layer of skin, on average, every seven days.
That dust gets on shelves, your TV, furniture, and yes, even your carpeting. While vacuuming does get some of it up, a lot still gets trapped within the carpet fibres.
On top of that, you’ll also find allergens, such as pollen, and even some germs and bacteria that get lodged within the carpet fibres. When the vacuum cleaner runs over the top, it’s only picking up the surface dirt and debris. The roller, your feet, and even the weight of the machine are actually pushing that deeper into the carpet.
You can’t see it right now, but eventually the carpeting will appear duller, dirtier, and older. That’s why it’s so important to have them professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Every six months is ideal, but once a year is minimal. Winter is going to be tough on your carpets and so will summer. Getting them professionally cleaned during these seasons can help to keep the not just looking clean, but actually being clean.