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Is It Worth Getting Your Carpets Professionally Cleaned? 5 Times the Answer is ‘Yes’!

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As a homeowner, you may want your carpets clean for health or aesthetic reasons, or both! In fact, there are quite a few reasons why it’s important to maintain clean carpets in your home, but the real question is whether or not it’s worth getting your carpets cleaned professionally. Well, your carpets aren’t going to clean themselves and, unfortunately, even when homeowners of household members decide to take a vacuum cleaner to them, it just isn’t enough. 

Did you know that what you see on the surface is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to dirt and bacteria on your carpet? The real nasty stuff is hidden deep within the pile, closer to the backing; this is especially true with high pile carpets and high density carpets.

So, we’ve established the importance of cleaning your carpets and why merely vacuuming them is not effective for a thorough deep clean. Now, let’s answer the real question to help you understand why it is, in fact, worth every penny to have your carpets cleaned by a professional carpet cleaning service. Read on!

1. They Will Look New Again

before and after comparison of a rug after having been steam cleaned

Sure, vacuuming a carpet makes it look cleaner and perhaps, a little brighter; however, the only way to bring back the newness of its appearance is by hiring a professional to do so. Using the right cleaning products (as per the type of fibre and pile length), professional equipment, and proper techniques, experienced carpet cleaning services can revitalise your carpets, and make them plush again.

Although there are DIY carpet cleaning guides you can follow, choosing a professional with firsthand experience and knowledge on safely and effectively cleaning different types of rugs and carpets will prove to be a smart decision once you see your carpets looking new again! A deep clean by a trusted carpet cleaning service is highly recommended every six months, at least, or as and when your carpets begin to look/smell bad.

2. The House Will Have a Healthier Environment

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You may not realise it but if you or someone in your house has developed allergies, or tends to fall sick every now and then, dirty carpets could be the cause. Along with dust which is a common trigger for sneezing, coughing, and asthma attacks, carpet fibres trap pet dander, germs, mould, and other types of debris that are bad for your health.

It should be mentioned that, in this case, regular vacuuming is helpful in removing common carpet debris but, eventually, a deeper clean is necessary. If there is mould and other allergy triggers present, the steps to take will generally involve a time-consuming cleaning process that often requires the right tools/equipment and products. Well, that’s exactly what professionals are equipped with, and they can get the job done a whole lot faster!

3. They Will Last Longer

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Unmaintained carpets are prone to wear and tear, among other things that significantly reduce their life expectancy. The neglect often leads to severe staining, dullness, foul odours, and damage that is beyond repair. That’s the thing about carpets; they come with a responsibility to be maintained, and in a timely manner.

By hiring a carpet cleaning professional to service your carpets routinely, you will prolong their lifespan along with many added benefits such as healthier and better-looking carpets! You should also inspect your carpets regularly to spot any type of wear and tear or imperfections in the pile that may need professional attention. Remember, the sooner you attend to damaged carpets or abnormalities in the appearance, the better the chances are of saving and restoring them to their original condition.

4. Stubborn Stains Will Be Removed

rubber gloves and see-through cleaning bottle on beige carpet next to brown carpet stain

If you’re struggling to remove carpet stains, that’s probably because it’s a job best left to the professionals! While stains are inevitable on your carpet at some point, getting them out isn’t impossible if you know what you’re doing. Unfortunately, many don’t (know what they’re doing), and end up causing a bigger, harder-to-remove carpet stain.

Nevertheless, experienced carpet cleaners are prepared for such disasters, and are trained to remove all kinds of stains from carpets, big and small, mild or severe. In some cases, if your carpet is very old, or has stains from many years ago, there’s a slim chance of them coming out regardless of what anyone tries. However, under a more favourable time frame between the carpet servicing and when the stain occurred, you can rest assured that a professional will remove stubborn, unsightly stains from your carpet.

5. Foul Odour Will Be a Thing of the Past

woman wearing blue overalls standing next smelly carpet holding her nose

Many things can cause your carpets to smell bad – irregular cleaning, moisture, mould/mildew, pets, unfavourable weather and humidity, etc. These musty/foul odours are very unpleasant, and tend to travel throughout the entire house! Now, as tempting as it is to mask the smell with temporary fixes like air fresheners and instant carpet deodorisers, none of these practices are advised. 

The only way to get rid of bad carpet smells is to tackle them from the source. This means giving your carpet the deep clean and freshening up it requires (and deserves) to remove the foul odour altogether. From steam cleaning to carpet shampooing; professionals use many different cleaning methods to remove bad smells from carpets, and replace them with fresh fragrances!

In conclusion, the short answer to the question – ‘is it worth getting your carpets professionally cleaned?’ – is ‘yes’! The long answer explains exactly why. To summarise the points mentioned above, carpets that are cleaned by professionals will look their best, smell amazing, last much longer, and also rid them of dust, bacteria, beetles, mites, mould, and other debris that is harmful to one’s health. Don't rely on DIY carpet cleaning hacks to keep your carpets fresh and hygienic. So, now that you know what’s good for you and your carpets, be sure to enlist the help of a trusted carpet cleaning service to keep your carpets in tiptop condition!

Adriana Aziz is the operations manager at MaidForYou. With over 6 years of experience managing cleaning operations, she knows all the best hacks when it comes to cleaning residential and commercial buildings. With expert experience in managing house cleaning operations, interior design and logistics. She spends her free time with her family and as a freelance food critic.

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