When you have carpeting, regular carpet cleaning is a must. If you recently had the material installed, you may have many questions about maintaining it. To help you care for your flooring and prolong its lifespan, here are answers to a few of the questions you might have.
What to Know About Carpet Cleaning
Why should I have my carpet professionally cleaned?
Dust, pollen, pet dander, and other particles get trapped in carpet fibers. Along with decreasing indoor air quality, this can result in foul odors and damage to the surface.
Professional cleaning removes dirt and grime from deep within the fibers, reducing your allergy symptoms. By removing sticky residue and hairs that cause snags, it also prolongs the lifespan of the material. Unlike water or store-bought products, professional-grade supplies are able to remove stains and restore dull colors.
How often should I do this?
In most cases, getting professional service once a year is sufficient. If you have indoor pets or young children who crawl or play on the floor, schedule this biannually.
In terms of vacuuming, once or twice per week is enough. However, spills should be cleaned up as they occur to prevent staining.
Are there low-maintenance carpet options I can use?
Pile is the fabric that loops to make up your carpet. With high pile, loops are longer and looser, trapping more contaminants.
With low or short pile, loops are shorter and tighter, which makes maintenance much easier. Dark colors also disguise dirt and dust.
What if I find damage when I clean?
The good news is that carpets can be repaired. A professional repairs burns, holes, and sagging using similar fabrics, seaming, or stretching techniques. Restoration allows you to keep the carpet you love and is often a lower-cost alternative to replacement.
Your carpeting may have sustained some wear and tear over the holiday season, so contact the carpet cleaning professionals at CarpetMasters Flooring Co in Chesterfield, MO. Along with cleaning and repairs, they also install other flooring materials to help reduce home maintenance needs. Visit their website to learn more about special offers and coupons for carpet cleaning, or call (636) 532-1311 to request a quote.