Out of all of the furnishings in your home your carpet sees the most traffic, meaning it takes the most damage. With each person that walks into your home, your carpet traps more dirt and debris particles. Vacuuming alone is not enough. In order to extend the life and beauty of your carpet, it needs to be professionally cleaned once or twice per year. Here are the top 5 benefits of having your carpet professionally cleaned:

  • Extends the life of your carpet

Perhaps the more important benefit of having your carpet professionally cleaned is that your carpet will last longer. Over time, carpet fibers trap dirt, debris, allergens, and dust that can dull the appearance of your carpet and degrade its quality.

With proper care and maintenance, your carpet can last upwards of 10 years! No matter how well you care for your carpet, it won’t last a lifetime but it can easily last a decade. Vacuuming 1-2 times per week in between professional cleanings will also extend the life of your carpet.

  • Health benefits

Again, carpets trap all of the particles at the bottom of your shoes like dirt, dust, and a variety of other allergens. Excess dust and allergens can affect the nose, sinus, and lungs which can cause breathing problems like asthma. Vacuuming can help, but the only way to truly clean and sanitize your carpets is by a professional cleaner. Professional grade products deep clean below the surface to help clean the air you and your family breath!

  • Dust and mold prevention

Professional carpet cleaning can help prevent many problems and one is dust mite infestations. Dust mites are so tiny, they can’t be seen with a naked eye, but that doesn’t make them harmless. These tiny creatures wreak havoc on allergies and can make day to day living a little uncomfortable.

Along with dust mites, dirty carpets are at a higher risk for developing mold. If your house is also typically humid, it can be a breeding ground for mold. When mold becomes too severe, you will more than likely have to consider complete carpet replacement.

  • Overall appearance

No one likes dingy, dull carpeting. Whether you have a lot of people over or you spill a glass of wine from time to time, your carpet’s appearance will begin to diminish. Carpet is a huge investment- take care of it! Depending on the amount of traffic in your home, you may need to consider having your carpets cleaned annually or semi annually to keep them looking clean.

  • Smell

While this may seem like a no brainer, when you don’t get your carpets clean, they start to smell. Accidents happen- animals may urinate on your carpet or you spilled your smoothie. Over time, these accidents build up within your carpet. No matter how often you vacuum, it’s impossible to deep clean the carpet fibers on your own. A professional house and carpet cleaning service will be able to extract those accidents leaving your carpet smelling fresh and clean.

Picking a professional carpet cleaning service

As mentioned above, it’s vital to have your carpets professionally cleaned 1-2 times per year. This can extend the life of your carpet, saving you money in the long run, and keep your carpet looking brand new. When choosing a professional carpet cleaning service, do your research and find a company that you trust. A free consultation is a great added bonus as well so you know the investment you’ll be making upfront.

Author's Bio: 

This Article and written and distributed by Ted Mosbii on behalf of Steamex Eastern of Toledo. Steamex specializes in cleaning carpets and upholstery in residential homes and commercial businesses throughout the Toledo area and beyond.