How long ago was it since you last had your carpets cleaned professionally? If you’re like most American households, it was probably sometime in the last year. And you won’t be able to clean them again for at least another year. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends carpet cleaning in residential homes every 6-12 month if there are less than 2 people who live in the house and they are not smokers. The EPA recommends that professional carpet cleaning be done every three months for large families with children and pets [U.S. EPA letter January 1989]. Go here!
These recommendations are based on indoor air quality. As air flows through a home’s ventilation systems, dust, dander, and other soils accumulate on carpet, 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. After coupons and discounts, a market study of professional carpet cleaner prices found that the average price for a three room, two hallway carpet cleaning cost was about $125. Carpet cleanings can be expensive if a homeowner has to have a carpet cleaner come 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. This comes with a drawback: homeowners have to transport the machine and move their furniture themselves. 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.
– Misapplications Applying the wrong cleaner to certain stains could permanently bleach or discolor your carpet.
Carpet Care Specialists Mosman
50 Yeo St, Neutral Bay, NSW, 2089
(02) 8311 3724