When it comes to cleaning the home, people are quick to dust and vacuum, but they often don’t think about the carpets and the cleaning that they need. You might not even realize it, but your carpets and rugs slowly change color as they get filled with dirt and grime. Taking it in for a cleaning can help make it look brand new while also eliminating any bad odors from them. A good question to ask however is how often should you be cleaning your carpets. That depends on a variety of factors that will be discussed. Here are some reasons why you should clean your carpet and how you can go about doing so.
Get a Cleaning Every 12-18 Months
If nothing major has happened to your carpet and it is just being used everyday, you should look to have it cleaned once every 12-18 months. This will help to restore all the color that it has lost. If you have an expensive rug and are unsure of how to go about cleaning it yourself, you can work with a carpet cleaning service. They are flexible with their scheduling and will simply come by, pick up the rug and then clean it. Once it is done, they will bring it back to your home and you can put it right back where it was. Doing this once every year or so will help to keep the rest of your house looking much better as well. At the very least you should be getting your carpets cleaned once every 12-18 months.
After a Major Spill
We all have either spilled something on a carpet or watched someone spill something on a carpet. Most of the time these spills and stains can come off with no issue. There will be times however where red wine is spilled or something else and the stain becomes almost impossible to clean off. If it is small it shouldn’t be too big of a deal, however, if it is taking up a considerable amount of space on your rug, it might be time to take it in for a cleaning.
If you have a pet there might be a time when they have an accident on the rug. This is natural and you should not be getting mad at your pet if it happens. If this is the case, you are going to want to take your rug in for a good cleaning or get your own supplies to give it a good scrub. The number of bacteria and germs that will be in that patch of the carpet will be disgusting. Simply give it a good spray and scrub and you will be fine.
Finally, if there are foul odors coming from your carpet, it is a definite sign that you have to take it and bring it to the cleaners. While you can mask the smell with an air freshener, if there is a strong smell in the carpet it generally means there is something ingrained in it. Give it a good scrub and if the smell is still there, you might have to take it into a cleaning service.
These are all times when you should strongly consider getting your carpet cleaned. It can be a little pricey but it is definitely worth it in the end. When was the last time you had your carpets cleaned?