Let’s face it; we are living in a modern world. We’ve gained the ability to clean almost everything in our house, but one thing that “we” tend to let go of is our carpets. Why is that? Simple: because it’s so time-consuming! But don’t worry, there are “ways” to make it easier to be done regularly.
For your carpet to stay clean and smell pleasant, it is crucial to have them cleaned professionally. Cleaning prevents the buildup of dirt and debris.
Carpets accumulate dust and dirt from various sources, such as people walking on your carpet, pets, the air, and furniture moving on your carpet. Dust mites are microscopic organisms that cause people to be allergic to dust because of their ability to cling to carpets. The fine particles of dirt in your carpet can also cause damage to your lungs. When you take a deep breath on a dusty carpet area, you breathe in these particles, which can lead to lung infections and breathing problems.
The frequency of cleaning depends on the degree of foot traffic and the amount of dirt that results from a person walking on it. Consider cleaning once per month if you live in a home with children, pets, or adults who work outside.
Factors to consider on when to clean your carpet
If you have pets and your carpet is regularly vacuumed, it is a good idea to have them professionally cleaned about once a year. Pet hair can clump and chip pieces of the surface of your carpet, causing it to look worn over time.
If you or someone else in your house smokes, ask for your carpets to be cleaned once every six months. Smoke lingering on your carpet can cause mildew, as well as change the color of the rug.
If your home has an Oriental rug, ensure it is professionally cleaned once a year. Oriental carpets naturally shed approximately one or two pounds a year. This ensures that they are always at their top quality.
4. Sun exposure
If you have a light-colored carpet, ensure it is cleaned once per year. As light colored carpets can become discolored when subjected to sunlight for a prolonged period.
5. Frequent visitors to the home
If you host friends regularly in your house, cleaning your carpet should be done professionally about once a year. Cleaning your carpets after having company should also be done often enough so that you don’t have to worry about being unsanitary. If your house has only one or two people coming over, you can clean it at least thrice per year.
As you can see, many things determine how often your carpet needs to be cleaned. If you have pets, frequent visitors, or live in a sunny area with a light-colored carpet, you should clean your carpets more often than average. Make sure that after cleaning your carpets, it receives ample time to dry before anyone steps on them. If you follow these rules, your mat should last for years without distracting odors or discoloration.