by Karen Bates
(last updated November 22, 2010)
Even when we think we are doing a thorough cleaning of an area in the house, there are often things we are missing. Usually, it's the areas that we might not realize are dirty that are overlooked during the cleaning process.
The carpets in your home see a lot of traffic, and because of this they can become some of the dirtiest areas in the home. Pet hair and dander, dirt tracked in from shoes, spills, and stains can all plague your carpets, and over time they can become dull and unsightly.
Even though it can be tempting to just cover up or replace filthy carpets, there is an option that allows you to enjoy a clean carpet again without a big fuss. Professional carpet cleaners can come to your home and use special equipment to remove dirt from the carpet fibers and leave the area looking like new again. Professional cleaners know the techniques and have the experience that can transform your dirty carpet from drab to amazing.
It is important that you maintain your carpet, and part of this maintenance includes having it cleaned regularly. Of course, the frequency of cleaning depends on many factors, but if you think that your carpet is in need of washing, it may be time to call a carpet cleaning company.
Carpet cleaning technicians come to your home and may use one of several cleaning methods to rid the carpets of dirt. Some of the most popular cleaning processes include steaming or shampooing carpeted areas. Regardless of what type of cleaning you choose, the technician will bring special equipment and cleaning supplies to your home and thoroughly pre treat and clean your carpet. The cost for this will vary and will either be charged by square foot or by the amount of rooms cleaned. Many of these companies also clean carpeted stairs and furniture as well as area rugs.
After the cleaning is complete, the carpet will usually need to dry for a few hours to a couple of days. While wet, you should avoid walking on the carpet with shoes on. Once dry, the carpet should look beautiful and clean.
Your carpet will look its best if it is regularly cleaned. You will need to decide just how often to clean it depending on various factors, such as how much traffic the carpet gets. If you are thinking about getting your carpet cleaned, get a quote from a few cleaning companies and do research to find the best choice for you.
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