Having your carpets professionally cleaned can seem like an unnecessary expense to many homeowners, who may instead rely on spot cleaners or a heavy-duty vacuum that they use regularly. While the expense of carpet cleaning may seem unnecessary, there are many advantages to having your carpets professionally cleaned no matter the strength of your own vacuum cleaner. Note a few of those advantages here.
1. Cleaner air
You may not realize how a dirty carpet can mean dirty air, but note that carpet fibers hold a number of contaminants in the home. These include pet hair and dander, human hair and shed skin cells, dead insects and insect droppings, residue from chemicals used around the house, and dust, dirt, mud, and other outside air pollutants.
Every time you vacuum, you may think you're removing these pollutants but in many cases you may just be pulling them closer to the surface of the carpeting. In turn, you're breathing them in and may be irritating your lungs more than you realize. A steam clean will loosen the fibers and allow these contaminants to be removed completely, so that they don't just settle on the surface of your carpeting again.
2. Carpeting that lasts longer over time
All of those pollutants mentioned above get trapped in your carpet's fibers and keep them matted and weighed down, and eventually they simply cannot be restored. This is when you may think about having your carpets replaced, as vacuuming will only do so much to plump up the fibers and make your carpeting look fresh. If you have your carpets professionally cleaned on a regular basis, these fibers will be protected from being ruined in this way and you may need to actually replace it less often.
3. Carpeting restored to its natural color
If your carpeting looks dull and drab and doesn't seem to keep its color, this is usually because it's so dirty and worn that the color itself is being affected. A design in your carpeting may not look as noticeable and colors may start to look so dark that they actually look black in certain areas.
A good carpet cleaning company such as All Class Carpet Cleaning will restore your carpeting to its original color so that designs and patterns stand out, and so that the original color comes back fresh and new. This in turn may lighten up your entire room and make the space seem brighter and more open, since the carpeting itself may be brighter and lighter after a good cleaning.