Carpet Shampooing is Worth Every Penny
by Matt Goering
Having your carpets professionally cleaned is seen as a burden by most homeowners when it ought to be looked at a necessary, regular maintenance task. Not only does employing a carpet shampooer once a year as a maintenance priority make your carpets look pretty, it comes with a long list of other valuable benefits as well.
Extend the Life of Your CarpetsRemember, a carpet cleaning doesn't just improve the appearance of your carpets, it drastically extends their life as well. All that dirt and grime doesn't just look bad, it wears and tears at your carpet fibers over the years. Furthermore, the more it works its way into your carpet, the more damage it's going to do. By scheduling a carpet cleaning once a year, you can rest easy that damaging dirt and debris buildup will be kept to a minimum. In fact, many new carpet manufacturers require regular cleanings if you want your warranty to remain valid. They've caught on as well. The cleaner your carpet stays, the less they'll have to pay out for carpeting that doesn't live up their bidding.
Improve the Health of Your Family. The other often overlooked aspect of regularly calling in a carpet shampooer is the hidden health benefits. 90% of the dust in your home is shedded human skin, and parasites like dust mites live in paradise in a home that neglects picking up their primary food source. Other pests, such as bed bugs and fleas also have a harder time taking root in the face of regular visits by a carpet shampooer. Besides that, carpet cleanings are integral to keeping up the proper ventilation in your home. Much of that ventilation occurs through air circulating through the base of your walls, and a dirty carpet seriously impedes that important flow. Regular, deep cleanings keep those avenues open and can make a big difference if you or a family member suffers from allergies or is inflicted with asthma.