It’s Friday evening and you’ve invited someone over for dinner. You’ve spent all day dusting, washing clothes, and doing dishes. You look down at the carpet and are embarrassed to realize it’s not nearly as clean as it should be. Surprise, you’re one of many people underestimating the importance of a clean carpet. Chances are, you didn’t know that having dirty carpet is extremely unhealthy, expensive, and you guessed it, unattractive.

Vacuuming is Insufficient

Experts say that vacuuming your carpet every so often isn’t good enough. While routine vacuuming may eliminate some of the more visible dirt in your carpet, household vacuum cleaners don’t rid carpets of harmful toxins. In fact, it takes careful attention, some money, and occasionally a little elbow grease to keep your carpet well-cleaned. Professionals who use hot water extraction treatments remove harmful pollutants and dispose of them responsibly.

Getting your carpet professionally cleaned at least once a year will destroy harmful allergens, keep air fresh and healthy, and save money in the future. That’s right, dipping a little into your pocket today will prevent you from having to pay for expensive carpet cleaning and replacement services later.

Air Quality

Even in some of today’s nastiest cities, the air quality in your home could be far worse than the air quality outdoors, especially without regular professional cleaning. That’s because carpet that’s not cleaned routinely will quickly accumulate dust mites, mould, and pet dander. If you’re tracking dirt into the home all day or if you have pets, it doesn’t take long for these allergens to negatively affect the air quality in your home. Before long, you’ll find yourself coughing and sneezing, and so will many people who come into your home.

Millions of people worldwide suffer from allergies every year. Naturally, people with allergies prefer to stay inside for relief. Neglecting professional carpet treatment merely exacerbates these allergies, leading to a miserable environment for family and friends alike.

Life Expectancy

You may be surprised to know that carpets don’t last anywhere near as long as you think. Without proper, routine cleaning, you can expect your carpet’s lifespan to decrease significantly. In a house full of children and pets, wear and tear, untreated stains, and poor cleaning habits can reduce a carpet’s lifespan to five years or less. With regular cleaning, you could enjoy more than a decade of healthy-looking carpet.
Of course, the more often you have to replace your carpet, the more money you’ll be spending.

So what good is spending an entire day cleaning the house only to neglect your carpet? Save yourself the trouble in the future by getting your carpet professionally cleaned more often than you think you should. Your lungs – and your wallet – will thank you later.