Over time, the carpets in our homes get worn down from all of the foot traffic. People might track in dirt, snow, mud, and other things from the outside. Your once beautiful carpets lose their color and their softness as they are walked on more and more. Vacuuming your rugs regularly is certainly important, but professionally washing your rugs and carpets regularly is also essential.
Just like anything else in your home, carpets and rugs do not last forever. Over time, carpets’ texture and color can change. If you have had the same carpet in your home for ten or more years, you can probably tell it is not the same as when you first installed it. Some people believe that regularly washing your carpet shortens its life, but this is untrue. Regular washing can extend your carpet’s life and keep it softer, brighter, and like-new for longer.
Of course, we do more than just walk on our carpets. Various things can create spots and stains, whether spilled food, drinks, dirty shoes, or pets. Spot treatments are critical on carpets and rugs that have become soiled. The longer stained areas are left without being cleaned, the more those spots will set in and the more noticeable they will become.
A lot of things can be tracked through your house on people’s shoes and feet. Even if you regularly vacuum up as much dirt as you can, there is more than just dirt in your carpet. Pollutants and grime can also be stuck to the fibers of your carpet, making it wear down more quickly. Dirty carpets can also fill with mites and bacteria that are harmful to your health if you have to live with them. Making sure that your carpet is cleaned regularly can eliminate these and make your home a safer place to live.
When something spills on the carpet, it soaks through a lot of layers. It can be hard to extract everything from the carpet after any kind of spill because of these layers, and shampooing a carpet may be the only way to ensure it is thoroughly cleaned. Professional carpet cleaning companies use state-of-the-art equipment that cleans even more deeply than the carpet cleaners you can buy in stores. Even if you periodically wash your carpets yourself, getting them professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months is still recommended, depending on your needs. They can ensure that even in the deepest layers of the carpet, anything that has soaked in can be sucked out and sanitized.
If you notice your carpet is beginning to look old, worn out, and discolored, or if it has been a while since you have had your carpet cleaned, call the professionals at the Rug Beater to come in and help restore your carpet and make it last longer.