So, here's the lowdown on why carpets get soiled so fast. You've probably never considered how miraculous a fabric your carpets really are to put up with being walked all over every day and hold up for years. if it were any other fabric like your shirt it would be shredded to pieces in no time.
Like your clothes, carpets need regular cleaning, even the EPA recommends that homes with carpet have cleaning done at least every 1-2 years to maintain a healthy indoor environment. Carpet manufacturers recommend professional cleaning every 1-2 years even if the carpet doesn't appear dirty. Carpets can look clean and hold up to 10 lbs of dry soil in a one square foot area.
In fact, the best way to clean carpet is BEFORE IT APPEARS soiled. You don't wait to wash your clothes when they LOOK dirty, you clean them because you know they need regular cleaning. If you wait until the fabric appears badly soiled, cleaning WILL help, but some staining cannot be completely removed.
But won't carpets get dirtier quicker after they're cleaned?
This is true if carpets are not cleaned properly. It is also true if too much cleaning agent is used and not rinsed well. Cleaning your carpets with improper techniques will leave residue behind that makes the carpet get dirty faster. Even some professionals don't clean carpet the correct way.
Another problem with waiting too long before cleaning carpets is that the soil builds up. If the carpet is excessively soiled, some of the deep soil may rise to the top and require a 2nd or even 3rd cleaning to remedy the problem.
So why else do carpets get so dirty?
Every time you and your pets walk inside, your shoes have picked up soil from the lawn, the driveway, etc., etc., everything you walk on gets tracked onto the carpet. Furthermore, every time you cook in your kitchen, oils become airborne and eventually land in the carpeting.
Even if your carpet looks clean, it may not be clean. Regular, professional cleanings keep your carpets looking their best and, thus, protecting your investment. Regular cleaning also promotes a healthier home environment.
So, bottom line, to get and keep your carpets looking their best, call Crystal Cleaners.
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