Residential Carpet Care
To understand the importance of residential carpet maintenance, you must first understand the expectations you place on your carpet. Carpet provides the following benefits in your home:
It affects the image of your home
Face it, would you prefer to go to someone’s home that is dirty and poorly cared for or one that is clean and well maintained?
Warmth of home
Do you want to stand on a cold hard surface floor where the cold slowly saps away the warmth in your feet? Carpeted floors act as a barrier to that cold.
Have you ever had to stand on a hard surface all day? It’s hard on your feet, your knees, your back, etc and can cause all kinds of medical issues for you over the long term.
You’ve been in homes where you’ve heard people ‘clop clop clopping’ across various hard surface floor surfaces and know how disturbing that can be.
Indoor Air Quality and Carpet Cleaning
When you ask a group of people the question of whether indoor air quality would be better in a home with hard surface floors verses a home with carpeted floors, they will invariably respond that the indoor air quality would be better in the home with hard surface floors. Surprisingly, that is the wrong answer though. Shaw Industries found that indoor air quality was better in homes with carpeted floors than ones with hardwood floors. As a matter of fact, they said “Prior to cleaning, the levels of airborne allergens, such as cat and dust mite allergens, were less for all of the carpets than the hardwood flooring, even after the carpet was repeatedly disturbed.”
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It is aesthetically pleasing to your family.
All of the above things contribute to a warm, creative, healthy and comforting environment for your family. They need to feel good about where they live.
Now that you understand the value of maintaining your carpet on a regular basis because you have invested in your carpeting for all of the above reasons, don’t waste your investment by failing to maintain your carpeting! Your carpet needs to be properly maintained regularly!
There are four important steps in maintaining your carpet:
- Preventing soil from entering the building with proper walk off matting systems.
- Regular vacuuming, with entrances and heavily traveled areas receiving more frequent vacuuming.
- Interim cleaning using low moisture cleaning
- Restorative Cleaning of heavily traveled areas using hot water extraction
As an IICRC certified firm, we would be happy to come out and perform a carpet audit for you. In a carpet audit, we inspect the carpet for usage patterns, wear, appearance, etc. and will ask you some detailed questions about it. From our carpet audit, we will provide our professional recommendations for maintaining your carpet in good condition in order to maximize your investment.
We try to be sensitive to your budget, and, in return, we ask that you recognize that sometimes you need to spend a little more on maintenance in order to save more in capital expenditures down the road.