When talking about carpet cleaning on the Sunshine Coast, one of the most commonly asked questions is in regard to just how often the cleaning should take place.
There are some folks who believe that vacuuming their carpet every day means that they never need to resort to a professional cleaning, but that is simply not the case. No matter how fastidious you are about vacuuming, there is still going to be an accumulation of debris that the average household vacuum cleaner simply cannot handle. As that dirt and dust builds up over time, the fibers in your carpet start to degrade.
How often should we clean carpets?
Now that we know that expert carpet cleaning is a must, it once again brings us back to the question of frequency. There are a few different factors that come into play here, and it all begins with the warranty, assuming you have one on your carpet. You might believe that any major damage or stains are covered by said warranty, but a close look at the fine print will likely reveal that your warranty will be considered invalid if the carpets have not been professionally cleaned at least once a year.
Annual Carpet Cleaning
The general rule of thumb would then suggest that an annual cleaning is a smart way to go, and while that would certainly not be a bad idea, it should not be considered a hard and fast rule. If you have a large family, it stands to reason that you carpet is going to see more foot traffic than households with just one or two people. If you are selling your house, a building inspection also comments on the condition of your carpets. Similarly, commercial Sunshine Coast establishments that have carpet on the floors are also probably going to need to submit to a professional carpet cleaning more than once a year. In those cases, it should become obvious when things are starting to deteriorate with your floor covering.
Another thing to take into consideration is the impact that pets might have on your carpet. Fur can be incredibly tough to pick up, and there is also the possibility that accidents will happen. Sure, you will probably catch those mistakes and clean them up, but the odors of your dog or cat can still quickly seep into the fibers. If you have a pet at home, you may want to consider having your carpets properly cleaned more often than once per year. It does not cost as much as you might think, and you will definitely extend the life of your carpeting.
The other thing to think about when you are having your carpets cleaned is also having your upholstery taken care of. Many people are unaware that carpet cleaners offer more than just cleaning services for your flooring. They can also do sofa’s, curtains, and other types of upholstery that may take on the same types of stains typically found on your carpet. Again, the additional cost here is minimal, and is something that should be looked at as maintenance as opposed to an expense. If it’s been a while since your carpets were professionally cleaned, call and make an appointment to have them done today.