Professional Carpet Cleaning: Three Questions to Consider

You may not start thinking about professional carpet cleaning when you get a brand new carpet, but there are three questions to keep in mind – before your carpet begins to age. A regular carpet cleaning can help prolong the life of your carpet, while it also keeps it looking fresh and new. Most people think of three questions regarding professional carpet cleaning, including frequency, cost, and longevity.

How Often Should I Clean My Carpets?

As soon as your new carpet is laid, it begins to collect dirt and debris, and suddenly that vibrant new carpet is dingy and stiff. If you are like most people, you are wondering how often you should have your carpet cleaned.

The frequency of carpet cleaning depends on the potential for soiling. Here are some guidelines to consider for maximizing the use of professional cleaning:

  • Single Resident/Adults Only: Once every 12-18 months.
  • Families with children: Twice a year, or every 6-8 months.
  • Families with pets: Every 3-6 months.
  • Large families or multiple pets: Every 2-3 months.

These are just general guidelines; the best practice is to consult with a professional carpet cleaning service to discuss your traffic patterns, types of soil, and frequency of use.

How Expensive Is A Professional Cleaning?

Many people are concerned about the cost of having carpets professionally cleaned on a regular basis, and they select the lowest-priced service in order to save money. Be wary of rock-bottom carpet cleaning prices, and research the company before you hire them. Trying to save money on a single carpet cleaning now can add costs later, if the carpet wasn’t properly prepped, cleaned, and cared for.

A reputable, professional carpet cleaner keeps up with changes in cleaning chemicals and their affect on carpet fibers. ServiceMaster by the Border technicians will help you assess the cleaning requirements and provide an estimate based on their evaluation and the services needed.

How Can I Make My Carpet Last?

A regular carpet cleaning maintenance schedule is the best way to keep your carpets looking new and lasting a long time. Besides frequent vacuuming with a quality vacuum, scheduling regular carpet cleaning will help you retain the value of your carpet.

If you allow dirt to build up in your carpet fibers, it will create friction and drastically increase the amount of wear and tear on your carpet. Dirty carpet fibers deteriorate the overall appearance of the carpet. By simply have your carpets professionally cleaned every few months, you can enjoy your carpet for years to come.

To learn more about professional carpet cleaning, contact us for an evaluation and estimate of your carpet cleaning needs.