Many homeowners attempt to save money on the care and maintanence of their home by tackling many projects on their own. While this may be feasible for many simple repairs, some things are better left to a professional. We spend a large part of our lives indoors and many of those hours are spent in the home; therefore, it’s important to keep our homes as healthy as possible.
Proper and thorough cleaning of all surfaces need special attention, but the most important is flooring – hard surfaces and carpets. Unlike a hard surface, carpet is much more porous due to it’s fibrous composition, so it’s capable of holding a lot of soil and bacteria. The first line of defense is a regular vacuuming regimen.
A good vauum cleaner will remove the majority of dry soil before it’s embedded into the carpet fibers. When you vacuum, it’s best to go in both directions to maximize soil extraction as well as reduce the appearance of crushed fibers in the higer traffic areas. You should vacuum at least twice a week, but more frequently if you have pets in the house.
Regardless of how often you vacuum, nothing can replace the effectiveness of a professional steam cleaning A carpet cleaning company has the ability to clean deeper than any vacuum ever could. They have expertly trained technicians who understand carpet fiber typs and the best cleaning solutions to use for every variation. Unlike most store bought or rental machines, a Rochester NY carpet cleaning company uses high powered equipment that will not only dissolve and extract more soil, but your carpets will dry much faster, reducing the potential of mold growth underneath or in your padding.
Most manufacturers recommend that you have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once every six months, more frequently if you have pets. Keeping this cleaning frequency will keep your carpets (and home) looking and smelling fresh, as well as extend the life and performance of your carpets. In fact, most carpet manufacturers won’t honor a warranty if the carpets haven’t been professionally cleaned on a regular basis,