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Professional Carpet Cleaning: When Should Carpets Be Cleaned?

When was your last carpet professionally cleaned? Most Americans will have had their carpets professionally cleaned in the past year. They’ll probably wait for another year. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that carpets be cleaned every six to twelve months in homes with 2 or less people who are non-smokers. For large families, including pets and children, the EPA recommends a carpet cleaning by a professional every three to four months.

The indoor air quality is taken into consideration when making recommendations. Carpet traps dust, dander, and a variety of other pollutants, which are then circulated by vents. A clean carpet can improve indoor air quality for allergy sufferers, pregnant women, elderly people, and those with asthma. The cost to clean your carpet every three months can be quite high. Market research on professional carpet cleaners revealed that after applying coupons and specials, the average cost of a 3 rooms, 2 hallway carpets cleaning came to about $125. When a homeowner gets a carpet clean 3 times a yea, the cost can really add.

Some families opt to do the carpet cleaning themselves. Grocery stores may sell carpet cleaning machines, depending on the area you live in. You can also use this method to keep your carpets clean. It is a disadvantage that the homeowner must carry out all of the work, such as moving their furniture or lugging a machine to their car. Some inherent risks are associated with DIY, such as:

Oversaturation. If the carpet is over-saturated with water or solution, the glue which holds carpet fibers in place can break down and ruin it.
– Incorrect application of cleaners. If the wrong cleaning solution is used on certain stains, it can permanently discolor or bleach carpet.
Steam Star Carpet, Upholstery & Tile Cleaning
1a/802 Pacific Hwy, Gordon NSW 2072
(02) 83112088