Your carpet is an investment. It can make or break the look of your home and is a welcome addition when it comes time to sell. But like any other piece of furniture, carpets can get dirty. If you aren’t cleaning them regularly, dirt, grime, and allergens will build up in your carpet fibers over time. You might think that because your carpets are cleaned every year during spring cleaning or after moving into a new home they don’t need extra attention. But it really depends on so many factors, especially if more than one factor is to be considered.
Why you should clean your carpets regularly
Regular carpet cleaning is important for your home’s health and wellness.
Carpets trap dirt, dust, and allergens, which can cause allergies and asthma flare-ups. They also trap moisture from spills and humidity, which can lead to mold growth on the surface of the carpeting or underneath it. In addition to being a breeding ground for bacteria, mold can make you sick with flu-like symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, and fatigue.
Regular carpet cleaning is important for the longevity of your carpet because it helps prevent premature wear caused by dirt buildup in high-traffic areas such as hallways or family rooms where children play with toys that are tracked into other rooms throughout the house. This means fewer visits from professional cleaners (and thus less money spent on those visits) in order to keep up appearances while still maintaining a clean household environment at all times!
Regular cleaning is also one-way homeowners take pride in their homes because they don’t have mud splatters everywhere anymore after their kids come back inside after playing outside together all day long during spring break.
How often should you schedule your carpet cleaning services?
There are 3 main things you should consider when thinking about how often to schedule carpet cleaning services. You want to make sure that your carpets are cleaned at least once a year in general, but that really depends on a few factors.
How many people live in your home
Your carpet should be cleaned often depending on how many people live in your home. The more people who live in your home, the more often you should clean your carpets. The same goes for activity levels and how much time passes between each cleaning. If you have two children, two adults, and a busy schedule, then it’s likely that dust will accumulate on your carpet faster than if you only have one child who stays indoors most of the time. People pass by and spread dust on your carpet and with more busy feet passing by the chances of it getting dirty in just a small timeframe get higher. We recommend having it cleaned twice a year for a number of four people or more. If there are just one-three people then maybe once a year would do.
If you have pets
If you have pets, it’s important to keep your carpets clean. Pets leave behind dander, which can cause allergies. They also track in dirt and mud that can stain your carpet. If you don’t keep up with the messes they make on a regular basis, the dirt will start to build up and create a sticky film on top of your carpet fibers. This makes the job of cleaning much more difficult because some stains may be impossible to remove if they’ve dried inside the fibers of your carpet instead of just sitting on its surface like most other kinds of stains would do after three days or so (not sooner).
If you or anyone in the house has allergies
If you or anyone in the house has allergies, you should have professional carpet cleaning services every 6 months. This is because dust mites can live for up to a year in a single carpet fiber, and they reproduce every 3-4 days. This means that even if you vacuum daily, it’s not enough to keep dust mites from infesting your home. Dust mites are also one of the most common causes of asthma and other respiratory problems in people with allergies. Having regular cleanings will help reduce the number of dust mites in your home, which can help prevent symptoms from getting worse.
If you have a baby
If you have a baby in the house, you know that they’re messy little creatures. Whether it spits up, pee, or poop, babies are going to do their best to make a mess of everything they can. The main reason to clean your carpets is to protect your family from allergens and bacteria that can be spread around by their shoes and strollers. So if you have a baby in the house, it’s important that you get your carpets professionally cleaned at least twice per year (more often if your kid is still an infant). This will ensure that your carpets stay fresh and clean. A baby’s immune system is not fully developed, so they are more susceptible to these things than adults. If you have pets in the house, then it’s even more important to get your carpets cleaned regularly because of the fur that can be left behind by them. Animal dander can be found in their fur and could possibly trigger an allergy attack in the baby.
If you have a toddler
If your toddler has a habit of making messes, you might want to consider having professional carpet cleaning services come in every few months. If you have a toddler in the house, there’s probably no doubt that they’re going to make messes. If you’re lucky, those messes will be confined to their room and not spread throughout your entire home. But if you’re not so lucky, well…you know how messy toddlers can be. The good news is that it’s easy to keep up with most of those messes. You can vacuum them up and throw them away—or even just wipe them up with some paper towels if they’re small enough. But some messes are easier to clean up than others, and those are usually the ones that get left behind on carpets or rugs. Toddlers are also known for putting almost everything in their mouths. Their toys can fall on the carpet and they’ll just shove them back in their mouths. They could also put the carpet itself in their mouth. Some toddlers also like to hide under the carpet and pretend that it is a blanket or bed. You wouldn’t want your carpet to be an infested breeding ground for germs so have them cleaned especially if your toddler loves exploring like this.
That’s where professional carpet cleaning services come in: they’ll come in and use hot water extraction or dry shampooing methods to get all of those stains out of your carpet so that it looks brand new again. Even better? They’ll do this for you at an affordable price that won’t break the bank.
If you live in a dusty area
Dusty areas can refer to places with lots of dust or sand, like places with construction sites around your home, or if you live near or in the desert. Your house could also get extremely dusty if you live beside a highway or a busy street. This is caused by all the dust being scattered around by busy and zooming cars or the smoke they emit. If you live in a dusty area, it’s important to have professional carpet cleaning services every 6 months. Dust mites and other allergens can build up in your carpet over time, making it harder for your family to tolerate the allergens and easier for them to develop allergies or asthma. Exhaust from cars could also cause your carpets to blacken quicker than usual and you wouldn’t want people to think that you have a dirty home.
The amount of activity in your home
When you’re considering how often to clean your carpet, it’s best to take into account the activity level of your home. For example, if you have children or pets that run around on the carpet a lot and make a mess, you may want to vacuum more frequently than other homeowners. In addition to this, the amount of people living in your home can also affect how often you should clean your carpets. If there are multiple people walking across them each day and bringing in dust from outside as well as dirt from their shoes (or paws), then it might be necessary to vacuum more often than someone whose home is used primarily as an office space with minimal foot traffic throughout the day
If you have construction in the house
If you have construction in the house, you should have professional carpet cleaning services at least once per month or once the construction job is done.
The reason for this is that when there is construction going on in a home, dust, dirt, and debris get into the air and settle on everything including carpets.
Carpets are often neglected when it comes to cleaning. They are not as easy to clean as other surfaces, such as hardwood floors or tiles. The fibers of the carpet can get dirty very easily and if these fibers are left uncleaned for too long, they will start to wear out and become threadbare.
This means that you will eventually need to replace them with new ones, which can be expensive.
Why you should trust the experts
The experts know what they are doing because they have been trained well to ensure that your carpets are thoroughly cleaned. They also have the right equipment to do this and chances are these types of equipment are not commonly found at home. They have the right training to handle special solutions and with what materials they can be used on. They are insured, which means you have peace of mind that they won’t damage your property and that if something does happen, you’ll be taken care of. It’s also a good sign that they care about their reputation as professionals because if anyone has ever sued them in court before, chances are high that their insurance will cover it (and even if it doesn’t cover everything).
You can trust them because they know how to clean many different types of carpets and upholstery without making any permanent marks or stains on the fabric itself. They also know how to clean tile grout so well that it looks brand new again after years of neglect from previous owners who didn’t keep up with maintenance work like this regularly enough themselves before selling off their old house.
How to properly maintain it yourself
So you really want to do it yourself. The advice we have here is mainly for having them cleaned professionally. If you want to try and do it yourself then you will have to do it very often because you won’t be able to clean it as thoroughly as a professional could. The best homeowners could do unless they are highly trained and experienced is to maintain it regularly.
- Choose the right products and tools. You’ll need something that can remove dirt, stains, and allergens from your carpets. Determine how much time you have available to clean your carpets before deciding which cleaning method suits you best: manual or steam cleaning.
- Vacuum first with an upholstery attachment (or a hand-held vacuum). This step is especially important if your carpet has been recently cleaned by another service provider (such as after having had its previous tenants move out). The suction will loosen up dust mites, pet hair, and dander among other particles that may be resting on top of the fibers in your carpeting.
- Apply any pretreatment product according to the label directions. Once this treatment has been applied thoroughly by using a brush applicator or sprayer – depending on the type being used – wait for it to dry completely before proceeding with your cleaners.
- Use DIY natural cleaners or readily bought solutions but make sure that it is suitable for the exact materials that your carpet is made of.
- Hang outside to dry or use a special vacuum that can dry it quickly.
Call Silver Olas Carpet Tile Flood Cleaning
The decision to clean your carpets should be based on how often they are in use and what kind of activity goes on in and out of your house. All the tips and time frames we provided are merely suggestions but only you could really calculate how often you should have them cleaned thoroughly by professional carpet cleaners. If you’re looking for an expert carpet cleaning service that can get the job done right, look no further than Silver Olas Carpet Tile Flood Cleaning. We work hard to ensure our customers are satisfied with the results of their cleanings. Call us at (760) 957-0731 or visit our website at https://www.silverolas.com/carlsbad to schedule your cleaning today!