How Often Should I Get My Carpets Cleaned

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How often should I get my carpets cleaned?

There are many factors at play in deciding how often to get carpets cleaned. For many people, it is a reactive thing; they get their carpets cleaned when they begin to appear soiled. Depending on the colour and pattern of your carpet and the lighting in the room, it may be several years between cleans. Others are more proactive, and schedule carpet cleaning at regular intervals.

We will take a look at why carpets need to be cleaned regularly and factors affecting how often it should be done. First of all, let’s look at why you should get your carpets cleaned.

Why should I get my carpets cleaned?

Bio-contaminants; volatile organic compounds, combustible products, asbestos, dust mites, chemical contamination, migrated outdoor pollutants, insoluble particulate soiling, grease and oil deposits, sand, soil, dirt, food particles, pesticides and allergens.

Big words, but what do they mean? Quite simply, your carpet acts like a sink; it filters and collects soil, bacteria, allergens and pollutants form the indoor environment. This collection and filtering process allows a carpet to trap contaminants within its construction.

But like any filter, it needs to be regularly cleaned out.

Dr Michael Berry, former Deputy Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stated: “Based on what I have learned from researchers, I have reached the conclusion carpeting and fabrics not cleaned and properly maintained have the potential to cause a variety of health problems inside the building and home environment”.

The fact is, the best thing you can do for your carpets is have them regularly cleaned by a qualified professional carpet cleaning company. Not only is it a matter of hygiene, but it is also a matter of maintenance.

Carpets are expensive and you want them to look good for a long time. It is the build-up of dirt and soil which causes damaging wear to your carpet far more than the foot traffic that impacts on over its surface. What foot traffic does is it grind this soil against the carpet fibres, and this is what causes them to gradually dull and wear away.

What do the major carpet manufacturers recommend?

Major carpet manufacturers recommend you have your carpets cleaned every 6 to 12 months.

The exact frequency depends on things like smoking habits, number and ages of any children, soiling conditions, humidity, allergy conditions, and pets – to name just a few. It just makes good sense to have your carpets cleaned regularly – not just to maintain their look and feel, but also because deep cleaning removes bacteria, germs and the substances on which these organisms live.

If you have any questions about carpet cleaning in your home why not ask the professionals? Email Hannah or Tom at info@aqua-dry.com or call our office on 018400799.

Read more: Tom’s blog post on how to differentiate between trustworthy carpet cleaners and cowboys: “How do I know if I can trust a carpet cleaning company?”

 

 

Rachael kummert
Rachael kummert
12:39 30 May 18
We recently purchased a new sofa and wanted to protect it from any potential spills. I rang Aqua-Dry, the very helpful Hannah explained the process and cost structure and was able to book me in the next day. I would highly recommend the excellent professional services of Aqua-Dry. The coating is applied there were no strong smells and no disruption. They are helpful, efficient and very courteous. The company comes recommended by both Frank McGowan Furniture and Arnotts Department Store and us! Thank you Tom!
Samaanth Moore
Samaanth Moore
12:48 20 Apr 18
I had a bit of a crisis involving spilled paint on carpet. Aqua-Dry Carpet Cleaners came to my rescue! They were finishing a job nearby and were able to get to me within a half hour. They told me to keep the carpet wet while I waited for them to arrive. When they got here they got to work right away and they were able to get all the paint up! After they left they called and told me to watch out for any paint that may come up from the concrete and to call if I noticed anything and they will come back out. I'm really impressed at how quickly they responded to my call and how professional they were. The price was extremely affordable. I would use them again in a heartbeat and would recommend them to anyone needing their carpets cleaned.
Claire Hayden
Claire Hayden
08:59 14 Mar 18
I just had my carpets cleaned and I can't believe how amazing they came out. Aqua-Dry Carpet Cleaners were fast, courteous and professional. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this company. AND it was super affordable. I won't use anyone but Aqua-Dry Carpet Cleaners
Melanie John
Melanie John
12:11 26 Feb 18
I have used many different companies, primarily because I never found one worth to have back. The others weren't bad, they just didn't give me a reason to hire them again. Not the case here. Aqua-Dry Carpet Cleaners could not be more professional. Arrived on-time and did a fantastic job! My carpets were clean fresh and looked like new.
Anastasia Melnicova
Anastasia Melnicova
06:23 02 Feb 18
I was delighted with Aqua-Dry services. What a great work they did on my rug. I am thrilled to see the refreshed, totally clean and looking like new rug. Although it takes quite a long time to get your item back and it is not a cheap service, it totally worth waiting and paying. I would definitely recommend Aqua-Dry and will be using them again.
Timmy Doherty
Timmy Doherty
14:22 14 Jul 17
Best carpet cleaner in Dublin! Very honest, reliable and professional
Una OShea
Una OShea
15:27 10 Jul 17
Just had Tom and his son cleaning my carpets. What a terrific job they did, they told me I had moths in my sitting room eating merrily away at my carpet but were very reassuring that they could deal efficiently with the problem and advised me how to avoid it in the future. My carpets came up like new especially the stairs which is down for about 14 years. I would highly recommend Aqua-Dry and will certainly use them exclusively in the future. Thanks a million
Meg Walker
Meg Walker
10:53 05 Jul 17
Delighted with our rugs! We've just moved back into our house after three long months out for repairs and wanted to make the most of this opportunity by freshening everything up. Aqua-Dry took away all our rugs for cleaning and stored them for us until we got back and they were like new on return. We have a few Oriental rugs which need to be cleaned by hand and I don't trust these to just anyone. Thank you for a very professional service and for going that extra mile.
cora mc closkey
cora mc closkey
12:59 10 Nov 16
After a bug passing through the house I needed the carpetes cleaned. Aqua dry were quick to respond. Tony did a super job on the bedroom carpets and a few spots along the way. He was prompt, efficient, friendly and a pleasure to have around. Will defiantly be calling on aqua dry again. Thanks guys.
Paul Caron
Paul Caron
16:04 30 Aug 16
I honestly couldn't be happier with the service. Tom collected and returned the rug when he said he would and it came back looking so much better. We got it cleaned because our cat had peed on it a few times last year but I didn't realise how much everyday dust and dirt had built up in it over 10 years even though it's vacuumed every week. It came back looking noticeably brighter and the wool had its lovely lustre back. The pile was also fuller and softer. I hadn't appreciated how flattened down it had become. I'll definitely be recommending Aqua-Dry to anyone I know who needs their rug cleaned.
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