Over time, your carpet in your home or business can take a beating. Stains, dust, and pet dander can make its way deep into the carpet. Some of these can be cleaned with home remedies or store-bought solutions, but when is it time to call a professional carpet cleaner? Here are seven (7) signs that tell you it’s time.
When there's a smell
A smelly floor is usually a telltale sign that it’s time to all call professional carpet cleaner. When there’s a lingering smell in your carpet, it usually means dirt, mold, or stains have penetrated deep into the carpet fibers, carpet pad, or subfloor.
Conventional home carpet cleaners only get the top layer of the carpet but a professional cleans deep below under the top surface.
It is, however, sometimes more effective to completely replace the carpet instead of having it professionally cleaned. Use your best judgment on this to know what’s the most cost-effective.
When your allergies keep coming back
Allergies tend to come and go by the seasons, but if you’re experiencing constant allergies, it may be time for a deep carpet clean.
The slightest movement on the carpet can stir up dust, dirt, pet dander, and other allergens, thus causing allergies for you or your family. These allergens will fly in the air for hours before falling back down to the ground — allowing plenty of time for you to inhale it.
A professional carpet cleaner will eliminate many of these allergens when cleaning.
When there are irremovable stains
Sometimes tough stains embed in the carpet and just won’t come out. Ink, wine, and mustard tend to be the toughest to remove. If soap and water don’t cut it, it may be time to call a professional carpet cleaner.
Biological stains — pet urine, feces, vomit — not only leaves behind stains, but they can also cause mold and mildew buildup if not taken care of properly. Mold can cause health issues if breathed in continuously. If you have one of these stains, it may be best to partially or fully replace your carpet.
When you have high-traffic areas
A high traffic area is a section of a home or office that maintains a lot of foot traffic. Over time, these areas can tolerate a lot of stomping and embed dirt into the carpet fibers. These areas are best cleaned by a professional to remove grime from the carpet area.
When you have kids
Kids are a joy, but they tend to make things dirty. They may accidentally drop their dinner onto the carpet or spill a red drink. These stains may come out with a conventional carpet cleaner or soap and water, but it’s best to call a professional carpet cleaner if there are multiple stains or you have a hard time getting them out yourself.
When you have a peeing pet (or furry pet)
Pets are also a joy to have, but puppies, kittens, and other non-housebroken pets tend to pee in places they shouldn’t. If one of these accidents is left untreated, it could become a permanent stain. A professional carpet cleaner can fix this and clean it up in no time.
In addition, pet fur can collect on and in the carpet, thus inducing allergies. Pet dander can become ingrained deep in the carpet over time. A professional carpet cleaner can pull that out with industrial-grade vacuums.
When you can't remember the last time you cleaned the carpet with soap and water
Life happens. When it does, we tend to forget when home and office maintenance has taken place. If you can’t remember the last time you had the carpet professionally cleaned, it may be time to call to have it done.
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