5 Warning Signs You Need Professional Carpet Cleaning

When a plate is dirty, you wash it. When there's dirt on your wood floors, you sweep. When you spill something on your table, you wipe it off. But, when is it time to clean your carpet?

Unless you have a white carpet, it can be difficult to know when it's time to clean it. Your carpet can look fine from the outside, but it can be impossible to know the amount of dirt deep in the carpet fibers.

And that's the most dangerous part. Because we often ignore the carpet in our cleaning process, it just keeps getting dirtier and dirtier. And, while vacuuming can clean your carpet to an extent, most carpets need a professional deep clean to make it look new again.

Here are five warning signs you need a professional carpet cleaning:

You've been sneezing more than usual: Have you been experiencing more allergies than normal? Your carpet may be to blame. Allergens like dust mites, pollen, and pet dander collect in your carpet and lower the quality of air in your house, triggering more reactions.

You notice a weird smell: You're constantly walking on your carpet, either barefoot or with shoes. It's natural for dirt, sweat, and grime to get absorbed in the carpet fibers, but it should not make your whole house smell bad. If you're noticing a funky smell, it's best to get a professional cleaning to eliminate any possibility of mold.

Your carpet looks dull: Nothing lasts forever. Over time, your carpet will go through some wear and tear, but it shouldn't look old, discolored, or tattered. Extend the longevity of your carpet with a professional cleaning, making it look good as new.

Your house experiences damage: If there was any water damage or smoke in your house, it's best to call the professionals. With something serious like a flood or a fire, you want to make sure there's no hidden, continued damage under or in the carpet, like mold.

You haven't had a cleaning in over a year: We recommend getting your carpet professionally cleaning at least every 12 months. If you have children and/or pets, you'll want to get it cleaned more often. Regular, professional cleaning will make your carpet last longer and will improve cleanliness overall in your home.

It's easy to forget about the carpet. It feels so utilitarian: a soft place for our feet when we walk around the house. But, left ignored, a carpet can become a breeding ground for allergens, dirt and mold. So, instead of worrying about what's hiding in your carpet, let the professionals take care of it for you.

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