It's recommended cleaning your carpet every 12 months even if it’s new. Most dirt stays hidden in your carpet and eventually, will act as an abrasive which will wear your carpet out early.
If you have a warranty on your brand new carpet you will want to pay close attention to the warranty details. Leading manufacturers will most likely include that your carpets will need to be professionally cleaned anywhere between 6-24 months in order for your specific warranty to be honored.
Myth #2: I Only Need to Clean the Carpet If It Has Been Stained.
Dirt builds up in your carpet is not always noticeable so It’s smart to have your carpet cleaned at least once in a year by a professional—especially if you have small children and pets in the house.
Myth #3: I Have My Own Machine At Home
Home machines don’t have the suction power like professional machines so you may loosen the stain, but it will still be there with your home machine.
Myth #4: I’ll just Use the Cheapest Cleaner Out There
Good services don’t come cheap; cheap services don’t come good is the age old saying and still rings true to this day. Bad carpet cleaning could actually leave your carpet worse off than before.
Myth #5: Cleaning carpeting too often can ruin it.
A dirty carpet will not last nearly as long as a clean carpet. And while vacuuming helps — by itself, it’s not enough.
Myth # 6: The only reason to clean carpets is to get out the dirt.
Outside air contains pollen’s, fungus, bacteria, among many other pollutants. You carry these things home with you in your hair and on your clothing. It shouldn’t surprise you then that most of these things would end up on your carpet.
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