Getting the Most of Your Carpet Cleaning Dollar

One of the best things you can do to have a clean and healthy home is to clean your carpets if you are a homeowner. Most homeowners do not have their carpets cleaned often enough. Carpets need to be cleaned as they are the place where dirt and dust settles. Moreover, their fibers can trap materials, unlike other surfaces.

Think about it; when you have a surface that comes in contact with the bottom of your shoes and boots, the chance to have more outside dirt collect on it are far greater than for other surfaces in your home. Moreover, any dust particles in the air will finally settle on horizontal surfaces. Your floors are the largest horizontal surfaces in your home. If the floor has a carpet, regular vacuuming is essential, and regular carpet cleaning is too.

To minimize the build-up of dirt in your carpets, we recommend removing shoes and boots at the entrances to your home and weekly vacuuming. It is worth investing in keeping your carpets in tip-top shape as this creates not only a nice appearance but also a cleaner and safer home environment.

Here is some advice and the pros and cons of regular carpet cleaning.

Carpet Cleaning: The Pros

All research indicates some very compelling reasons to drag all your furniture into another room once a year and call in the cleaning professionals.

Maintaining Appearances

It is recommended you clean your carpets before you start to notice carpet traffic lanes. You want to have your carpet look like new and to have your carpets last a long time. Soil left in the carpet for too long can attach strongly to the fibers, making it almost impossible to remove.

Health Benefits

Your carpet works very much like a filter. It traps all sorts of things. The carpet fibers can trap allergens, dust, pollens, and other things that are in the air. The carpet can become filled with dust and dirt over time. The best way to keep the air you and your family breathe clean and safe is to regularly clean your carpet.

Longevity

Regular cleaning your carpets is the best way to ensure that your carpets will last a long time. Carpets will last 10 to 15 years, whether you clean it or not. However, if you put off cleaning your carpets, traffic lanes, stains, and general wear signs become noticeable. You may need to replace your carpet prematurely.

A Clean Vision can help with your carpet cleaning to keep your home fresh and your carpets clean. We use professional cleaning products, cleaning equipment, and have the expertise to do the job thoroughly.

Carpet Cleaning: The Cons

There are not many reasons to avoid cleaning your carpet, but some approaches can sabotage your carpet and your wallet’s health. Here are some ways unsuspecting homeowners can inadvertently turn their cleaning into a negative.

Extra Add-Ons – Be Careful

Know the details when you hire a carpet cleaning service. You do not want to be surprised by some unknown costs. What if a carpet cleaning company charges you $10 extra for each of the stairs? What if they charge if they apply a carpet spot remover? Do they charge an extra fee for accelerated drying? You want the price to be precisely defined and understood before you agree. Some carpet cleaning companies make most of their profit on these less defined extra fees.

Repair Your Carpets Before Cleaning Them

If you have older carpets showing signs of buckling, looseness, or wrinkling, repair your carpet first. Once these items have been attended to, then call in the carpet cleaning professionals. All these common carpet problems are signs that your carpet needs to be restretched. If you have your carpets cleaned before you take care of these issues may only make matters worse.

A DIY Mindset

Perhaps the biggest obstacle to using a professional carpet cleaning service is the notion you can do it yourself. You can. The issue is that you will not be able to do it nearly as well as a professional carpet cleaner. Many home improvement stores offer carpet cleaning rental units. Often this equipment is substantially inferior to commercial-grade carpet cleaning equipment. Also, these rental tools are not maintained well and may have insufficient suction power. Low suction does a poor cleaning job and can leave too much moisture doing more harm than good.

We hope that this article gives you some of the things you need to consider when planning to clean your carpets. You can also ask A Clean Vision to evaluate your situation. We can provide advice on how to maximize the effectiveness of cleaning and minimize issues. We are an Upper Valley carpet cleaning service.

There is no doubt that regular carpet cleaning is a good idea. It is the best way to maintain better looking, healthier, and longer-lasting carpets. However, it is essential that you are clear with your carpet cleaning service provider. Be clear about what you want to be done. Understand how much it is going to cost. Learn whether there could be any additional fees.

You want to ensure that you get the service you deserve without any unnecessary surprises when it is time to write the check.

Upper Valley Carpet Cleaning

If you need some general cleaning help or are in need of a Professional Upper Valley Carpet Cleaning Service then A Clean Vision can be the solution. We have been helping homeowner keep their home clean since 1993! Give us a call at (802) 295-6065.

Here are two other carpet cleaning related articles you may find of interest.

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