If you have carpet in your home, you know the importance of keeping it clean. Even if your carpet appears clean it could still contain bacteria, dirt, dust mites, pet dander and pollen. Vacuuming regularly can cut down on these things, but not eliminate them completely. A professional carpet cleaning will help remove them and provide a healthier living environment. Additionally, having your carpet cleaned prolongs the life of your carpet. Your carpet should be cleaned at least once a year, and more frequently if you have children, pets or a high volume of traffic.
Certain situations call for emergency cleaning. If you have pets, there will be the occasional urine or vomit stain that requires a deeper cleaning to remove. Rips, snags and tears can happen overtime and need to be mended. Some stains and damage, like bleach stains, cigarette burns or wine stains, may be so extensive that the carpet will need to be replaced. Some instances require immediate attention, like flood water extraction. If you have water damage from a busted pipe or rain, it’s best to have a professional assess the damage and do what they can right away, to preserve your carpet.
There are two main carpet cleaning methods: dry cleaning and hot water extraction. Hot water extraction is most commonly used because it works on all types of carpets and doesn’t leave much residue. While you may be tempted to try to clean your carpet yourself or rent a steam cleaner, it’s best to let a professional handle it.