Of all of the materials in your home, your floors and carpets probably deal with the most wear and tear. People track things from outside on their feet, kids spill things, and pets sometimes might make messes of their own, let alone shed their fur. It makes sense that your carpets need to be cleaned regularly to keep them looking nice, but washing your carpets does more than make them look good—it also can protect your home.
Something many homeowners don’t think about is that their carpets can affect the air in the home. As things from outside come in, they can trap allergens, dirt, pollen, dust, pet dander, and anything else a person might have on the bottom of their shoes. Water or liquids that have spilled and soaked through your carpet to the bottom layers can create mold. While vacuuming regularly is good, vacuums are less able to clean deeply and get things out of your carpet that have become entwined with the fibers. These things can cause your home to develop bad smells. Carpets act as a filter in your home, and having things trapped in them can contaminate the air you breathe, whether you are inhaling allergens or mold.
Not only do things like allergens and mold get stuck in your carpet, but a lot of unknown germs will find their way into your home as people come and go. You never know where people have been and who they have been around. Most people don’t worry too much about sanitizing their carpets, especially in comparison to how often they sanitize other surfaces in their homes. But because carpets are a filter, they can also be filled with germs. If they are not cleaned regularly, you may find yourself more likely to get sick. Again, vacuuming once or twice a week will help with this. But getting your carpets cleaned every four to six months is important as well.
When you install a carpet in your home, that is a long-term investment. You don’t want your carpets to wear out too soon. Getting your carpets cleaned regularly makes them last longer. It helps them retain their soft texture, as well as their fluffiness and volume. When something spills on your carpets, it can be difficult to get a stain removed completely by yourself. Hiring a professional cleaner to come and clean your carpet regularly helps keep stains out and make your carpet fresh. Not only does this look good, but it makes your carpets last longer. Having undamaged carpets will also help maintain the resell value of your home if you ever decide you want to sell because it means the next owner will likely not need to replace it when they move in.
Regular carpet cleaning is always a good idea. If you want to get the carpets in your Queens home cleaned, call Duraclean by Bob to come in and take care of it for you so you don’t have to do it on your own.