Carpet Maintenance

Carpeting adds beauty and coziness to any home or office. But regular use will soon have it looking dirty and dingy if not properly maintained and cleaned regularly. So, how often should a carpet be cleaned? That depends on how fast the dirt and allergens accumulate, along with other aspects, such as the following:

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Extensive use of carpeted areas will quickly deposit dust, gravel, mud, and other debris into its surface. The more people that use those areas, the sooner the dirt will start to show. Although sweeping and vacuuming can help to a certain degree, there is no substitute for quality professional carpet cleaning service. Homeowners and office managers often lack the time, equipment, or skill to complete a thorough cleaning job of the carpeted rooms. Hiring a carpet cleaning service can get the job done fast, so the carpet looks great and is ready for use as soon as possible.

Activity level

Carpet comes in many styles for various purposes. There are high-traffic designs as well as indoor or outdoor carpet, the latter for patios or sun rooms, etc. For professional use, new carpet maintenance should be followed to keep the carpeting in good condition with a nice appearance. Areas used by many people frequently or daily, such as business offices, stairs, or home living areas, will probably get dirty more quickly than other areas. However, to ensure that the carpeting throughout remains uniform in shading, it is best to have all areas cleaned at once. Depending on the importance of appearance, for instance in a public office, every six months may be recommended by the manufacturer for new carpet maintenance. Other areas that are less commonly used or of minimal importance due to low visibility or non-importance of appearance can be cleaned annually or as needed.

Mechanical or natural ventilation

Homes or offices with older heating systems or vents that have collected dust for years may spew more dust over the carpeted areas that becomes noticeable over time. Updating the HVAC system may help to keep carpets clean for longer periods of time, and a professional cleaning once a year is often suggested by experts as well.

Children and pets

Children love playing in carpeted rooms. Often, however, playtime may result in ground-in modeling clay, crayons, or glitter from various toys. Infants or toddlers may drool, spit up, drop food crumbs, or leave other leakage on the carpet. Pets are notorious for shedding fur or depositing fleas on rugs and carpets. If they go outdoors, they can track in dirt and mud. Dogs like to chew bones or treats into tiny pieces that often get embedded in carpet fabric. Additional usage of this carpet may require more frequent professional carpet cleaning, perhaps every few months or so. Some debris gets crushed into the carpet so deeply that although it remains unseen, it may be smelled or felt when walking barefoot.

Carpet is a classic flooring choice for homes and offices that can be easily maintained. If you’re ready to have new carpeting installed, call Nadine Floor Company at (469) 666-4530 today! Also, check out our blog for more helpful home remodeling input.