With all muddy shoes, spilled food, and dinner guests, it probably comes as no surprise that with each passing year carpets accumulate several pounds of soil in and under them. You might not even notice them because they are buried in deep, but trust us, they are there. Although regular vacuuming can help, it doesn't leave you with a dirt-free carpet. Only the appearance of one.
Carpet manufacturers recommend professional carpet cleaning every 12 to 18 months. With the growing concern of indoor air quality these days, newer carpets and rugs often have professional cleaning mentioned in the warranty. The numbers are not fixed, however, because the frequency really depends on your home situation. For example, if you happen to have kids or pets around the house, professional carpet cleaning may be needed every 6 to 8 months.
Carpets can on average last more than 10 years. Carpet cleaning delivered by professionals can actually extend a carpet fabric's life and increase its longevity. Science has also proven that a clean carpet is a healthy carpet. This is because viruses and bacteria reside in carpet fabrics for months and remain there even after vacuuming. Spores, mold, and other allergens are infamous for doing this. Using industrial-grade carpet cleaners, any harmful items are sure to be removed, making the house safe again for occupation.
The beauty of professional cleaners is that there is no stone left unturned, or as we like to say, no allergen left unhinged. In most cases, professionals use a 12-step process that involves pre-spraying to break down surface dirt followed by a pre-spotting process for heavy stains. The loosened soil is then removed, followed by a neutralization process that removes any sticky residue that might be due to past spillage. The process is repeated to cover any missed areas before drying. A post inspection is performed before furniture is moved back in place and a phone call will be placed the following day by one of our Carpet Cleaning Alexandria customer service representatives in order to triple check on your satisfaction.