How often should you have your carpets professionally cleaned? The answer is…it depends.
We know that’s probably not the answer you were looking for, but as providers of professional carpet cleaning services in Bismarck, that’s the truth. While we do recommend having your carpets cleaned at least once a year, there are many factors to consider when thinking about scheduling more frequent cleanings.
1. Is your carpet new?
If you recently purchased your carpet, it is likely still under warranty. This is important because most warranties stipulate that, in order to be maintained, your carpet must be professionally cleaned at regular intervals. Take a look at your paperwork and make sure to schedule cleanings within the requisite time frame to prevent voiding your warranty.
2. Do you have allergies?
If you, or someone in your home, have allergies, we highly recommend getting your carpets professionally cleaned several times yearly. Carpet is one of your home’s biggest air filters. Think about all that settles in it: skin flakes, pet dander, mold, pollen, dust…and more!
While vacuuming regularly certainly helps, nothing can get your carpets cleaner that hot water extraction. When you hire our pros for a carpet cleaning in Bismarck, it’s like resetting your home’s air filter.
Don’t believe us? Just ask to see the water in our machines after a cleaning job. You’ll be shocked at the gunk we pull out of carpets!
3. Does your carpet look dirty?
Ok, we admit it. This one is actually a trick question. If you think you can skip out on professional cleaning because your carpet looks clean, think again.
Do you wait for your car to start sputtering and making strange noises before you finally change your oil?
Carpet is the same — it may look clean, but if you wait to long to maintain it, there could be irreversible damage. By the time your carpet looks dirty, fiber damage can already occur. Clean it regularly to extend its appearance and lifespan.
4. Do you have pets?
We love our furry friends because they bring companionship and joy to our homes. They also bring carpet cleaning challenges. Pets with oily fur can stain carpet. Dogs or cats that come in and out of the home can bring in dirt and debris. And if you’ve ever had a puppy or an older dog, you know that pets can have accidents from time to time.
These are all reasons to have your carpet professional cleaned more than once a year. Ignoring the messes your pets may create or bring in can cause odors and even introduce biological health hazards to your family.
Now you understand why when asked “how often should I have my carpets professionally cleaned,” the best answer is “it depends.” We’d love to talk to you about your specific needs and the best carpet cleaning options for your home and family. To schedule your free consultation, contact us today!