Should Carpets Be Cleaned?

How long ago was it since you last had your Northern Beaches Carpet Cleaning professionally? If you’re like the American average household, it was probably sometime in the past year. And you will likely wait at most another year to have them cleaned again. If there are two or fewer residents living in the house who are not smokers, it is recommended that carpets in residential homes be cleaned every six to twelve months. For families with children and pets, the EPA recommends professional carpet cleaning once every three months. [U.S. EPA letter January 1989].

These recommendations are based on indoor air quality. As air flows through a home’s ventilation systems, dust, dander, and other soils accumulate on carpets, it acts as a filter. Clean carpets can make a huge difference to the quality of indoor life for those with allergies or asthma.

Carpet cleaning every three months can be quite expensive. A market study of the prices for professional carpet cleaning revealed that both large national brands and small local companies charge about $125 to clean a 3 room and 2 hallway carpet. Coupons and specials are also available. Carpet cleanings can be expensive if a homeowner has to have a carpet cleaner visit three times a year.

Some people prefer to do it themselves when cleaning their carpets. There are many carpet cleaning products that can be purchased at your local grocery store. Another way to keep your carpets clean is by purchasing cleaning machines at grocery stores. But homeowners are responsible for all the labor involved – moving furniture and transporting the machine to their homes. Do-it yourself methods come with some inherent risks.

– Too much carpet. The glue that holds carpet fibers in place can split and cause carpet to become damaged if it is diluted with water.

– Misapplication or misuse of cleaners. Applying the wrong cleaner to certain stains could permanently bleach or discolor your carpet.

Northern Beaches Carpet Cleaning
90 Mona Vale Rd, Warriewood NSW 2102
(02) 8311 0608

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