So you finally bit the bullet and replace the 30 year old carpet in the family room. The kids are gone, no more juice spills, mud tracks, gum stuck underneath the couch – you get the point. You decide to upgrade and purchase a nice quality carpet. The installer installs the new carpet and padding, and it looks and feels great. As the installer leaves, he gives you a tidbit of advice, past down from the ages. “Vacuum the carpets regularly and don’t let anybody come in and clean it until it is absolutely necessary. It will never look the same”.
Sometimes good ole’ advice is just plain old! The Carpet & Rug Institute recommends professionally deep cleaning your carpeting every 12 months or 6-9 months if you have children or pets. In fact, some carpet manufacturers void carpet warranties if a regular carpet cleaning schedule is not adhered to. I guarantee the installer, or even the carpet supplier, didn’t mention this little bit of information.
Soil in carpeting acts like sandpaper, wearing down the fibers little by little. Even with regular vacuuming, that deep down dirt doesn’t come out regardless of how good a vacuum you might have. Those traffic areas at the entrance of rooms and hallways is not just dirt. It is actually fiber wear from an accumulation of dirt. Something that even the best carpet cleaner can’t fix.
The resolution to all of this, and a recommendation if you want your new purchase to last longer, regularly schedule a professional carpet cleaning service on an annual basis. Your carpets will thank you 20 years down the road.
Schedule yours today!