Carpet cleaning is one of those things that’s much like going to a mandatory work party. You dread it coming up to the date and then it ends up kind of fun. But does the hassle for the DIY carpet cleaning project really equal out in the end? If you’re like everyone else, chances are that you only do it once every five years, if you’re lucky. Are you familiar with the actual frequency that you should be keeping up with this chore? How often should those carpets be refreshed? While that depends mostly on the type of carpet, we’re going to go out on a limb and predict that it’s probably more than you think. Below is our list of time frames for different types of carpet and our analysis of whether it’s worth your time to slave over your own carpet or not.
“How Often Should I Clean My Carpet?”
Just to keep allergens down and minimize the bacteria lurking in there like a skunk under your deck at the family barbecue manufacturers recommend every 12 to 18 months. In fact, if you actually read your carpet’s warranty that’s a condition of the warranty still being valid. Some carpets may even need a good cleaning more than others due to the amount of traffic and what the carpeting is made of.
Is Your Carpet Nylon?
Nylon carpeting is more high maintenance than any other carpet on the market. It contains hydrogen molecules and is the main source of the nylons resistance and when the fibers get flattened and trampled on the cleaning is needed to reactivate that hydrogen molecule deep in the fibers of the carpet. This will force the fibers to literally “bounce back up” to their previous appearance and resistance.
If you’re browsing that warranty packet after we mentioned it, you’ll probably glimpse that your manufacturer recommended “hot water extraction” as the preferred method of cleaning. This as commonly known as steam cleaning your carpets. The process works much like a vacuum that spits out the hot water into the carpet and sucks it back up along with the pollutants in the carpeting. In general, most folks find the best results by adding a specialized cleaning solution to the hot water to pull up the dirt with it.
The Professional Carpet Cleaning Experience
Roto Clean Memphis uses a truck-mounted piece of equipment that is much more powerful than the portable counterparts to address each inch of your carpeting. The DIY machines simply can’t keep up with the level of heat that can be applied through the truck mounted equipment, thus rendering the cleaning much less effective. The DIY machines won’t be able to extract as much of the water which leaves it wetter and thus dirtier.
Don’t settle for less. Choose the best for your carpeting and your allergies. There’s no reason that allergens and bacteria should be allowed to linger in your carpet any longer than they have to. Clean your home with professional help using Roto Clean’s superior carpet cleaning services in Eads. Reach out to us to schedule your appointment today.