How often do you have your carpet cleaned? Every other year? When it gets dirty? Well, you are not alone, but you are also not right. Many people do not understand the importance of regular carpet cleaning and how ignoring this could lead to many health and financial problems. Let’s talk a bit more about it.
Carpet Cleaning and Your Health
The appropriate carpet cleaning frequency is every 6 months. The main reason for this is prevention of health issues that can arise from carpets left untouched for longer. The fibres of the carpets collect and contain a large number of dust particles, germs and bacteria that we move around when walking. In fact, dust mites build up even with very little human activity. When you have pets, it becomes ever more vital to have the carpets cleaned regularly.
All that dirt that can often remain invisible to us could lead to serious allergies and respiratory conditions. You should be particularly careful if you have little children at home who may be crawling or playing on the floor. Older people and those with compromised immunity are also often susceptible to respiratory infections caused by dirty carpets and upholstery.
Having your carpet cleaned regularly will indeed change and improve the quality of air in your home. This means you will sleep better at night. Better sleep translates into a stronger and healthier body and mind.
Carpet Cleaning and Your Finances
Paying for professional carpet cleaning every 6 month may seem like a stretch on the family budget for a lot of people. But let’s look at the financial risks you take when you do not care for your carpets appropriately.
Assuming you are a homeowner, you would like your place to look and feel good. Ignoring your carpet for too long will cause damage that cannot always be remedied even by the best professional carpet cleaning solutions and technologies. Some stains that you treated yourself or waited to get treated longer than you should may never come out. If you decide to sell your property poorly maintained carpeting will decrease its market value. Your option at that point would be to replace the carpets with new ones, which will also cost you money. Either way, you will end up paying a lot more, than if you invested in regular carpet cleaning.
In another scenario where you rent a property, the maintenance of the soft floor covering is still your responsibility. In many tenancy agreements it is specifically outlined that you need to pay for professional carpet cleaning when you move out. If you stayed in that property for several years and never had the carpets cleaned, chances are they won’t look as they did when you first moved in. Even if you get the best carpet cleaners at the end of your tenancy, it still won’t solve the problem. The financial damage to you would be losing at least part of your deposit. Why do that, when you could have avoided it?
MiraKal Cleaning Services are experienced and well-equipped to carry out a variety of carpet and upholstery cleaning works in Guildford and the surrounding areas. Trust us to be a reliable partner in preserving the looks, feels and health of your carpets.