How often should you have your carpet cleaned?
Your first answer to this question may be whenever necessary; that can be true depending on your carpet cleaning needs and circumstances. On an average to help maintain a healthy home or business environment, you should have your carpets cleaned twice a year, once every six months. Germs, bacteria, and dust-mites can accumulate pretty fast possibly causing allergies or respitory conditions if left uncleaned. If you happen to have heavy traffic, a full house, three or more children and/or pets, you may need to have your carpets cleaned three to four times a year, once every four months.
If you have a light colored carpet (beige, pink, white, light blue, light green, etc;) and you so happen to spill a dark colored liquid (for example – grape juice, fruit punch, wine, strawberry soda) on your carpet, simply take a clean white towel, wet one end. Using the wet end of the towel, soak up and wipe clean the spilled area. Using the dry end of the towel, blot the area dry. Do this immediately after the spill. If you allow the stain to set, you run the risk of the dark colored spill dying your light colored carpet.
Carpet Cleaning Drying Process:
Deep steam cleaning is a very thorough cleaning process in removing dirt and bacteria from your rugs and carpets. Deep steam cleaning is a widely used and effective method in cleaning rugs and carpets. Done by a trained experienced technician your carpets should dry in two to four hours. There are a couple of things you can do to speed up the drying process.
- Open a few windows and doors allowing air to circulate through your home or office.
Note: Air helps the drying process.
- Turn on ceiling and floor fans.
- Never cover your carpet with towels, sheets, etc. after a steam cleaning. By doing so you lock in the moisture making it nearly impossible for your carpet to dry in a timely manner. Remember air helps complete the drying process to allow the fibers of your rugs and carpets to breathe.
After having their carpets cleaned, some customers like to cover their carpets with towels, sheets, or paper so they can immediatety walk on it. Some carpet cleaning companies actually offer paper covers to assist customers with this request. Keeling Carpet Cleaning believes that this is not a good practice because of the negative effect covering your carpets have on the carpets drying in a timely manner. We are one of the leading carpet cleaning companies that use the steam cleaning process. A process, when performed properly, leaves only a minimum amount of moisture. The mist that’s left on the carpet after cleaning drys quicker with air flow from open windows, fans, etc. Covering your carpets after having them steam cleaned only delays the drying time. Remember when we clean your carpet, the drying time is usually only between 2 to 4 hours.
Vacuum Your Carpets and Rugs on a Regular Basis
A healthy tip in maintaining your carpets and rugs is to vacuum them regularly. You’ll be surprised how quickly dust and dirt accumulates in them. It is a good practice to vacuum your home carpets two to three times a week at a minimum and your office or business carpets (if heavy traffic) at least daily. There are two specific reasons why you want to vacuum your carpets on a regular basis:
The removal of dust and dirt naturally leaves your carpets and rugs cleaner giving you a healthy environment
Dust and dirt tends to grind down the fibers of carpets and rugs causing them to wear quicker and lose it’s luster.
Remember vacuuming helps in maintaining your carpets, but you ultimately need to have them professionally cleaned to remove hidden dirt and bacteria.
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