Why You Should Have Your Carpet Cleaned Periodically

You’re a responsible homeowner – you take pride in the appearance and cleanliness of your home. You don’t let dirty dishes pile up in the sink, and you clean the bathroom regularly. You also vacuum your carpets weekly. You may think that’s enough, but it’s actually not. You need to have your carpets cleaned periodically by a professional. Why is that, though?


One of the most important reasons to invest in periodical deep cleaning is to remove dirt and grime from deep down within your carpets and rugs. Vacuuming regularly is a vital consideration, but it does not remove dirt, dust, and grime deep down in the fibers. If left unaddressed, these can lead to foul odors, and can compromise the quality of your carpet over time.


Another reason to invest in periodic cleaning of your carpet is to improve the air quality in your home. Your home is filled with dust, pet dander, pollen and allergens. When your carpet is clean, the fibers actively trap those threats, reducing the amount of allergens and other threats in the air that you breathe and improving the quality of your indoor air.

However, over time, the amount of dirt and allergens trapped in those fibers increases to the point that they are full – it’s a bit like the air filter on your home’s HVAC system. Every now and then, it needs to be replaced. You cannot replace your carpet, but periodic professional cleaning refreshes it and renews its capability to trap those threats to your air quality.


Interestingly, cleaning your carpets regularly is actually important to ensuring longevity. Ask the average homeowner what the biggest threat to carpet life is and they will likely say that it’s foot traffic. Traffic does play a role, but the real culprit is dirt and grime that gets ground into the fibers. As people walk, dirt builds up in the carpet.

The weight from foot traffic causes those dirt grains to act like tiny knives, cutting away at the fibers of the carpet. Ultimately, carpet wear is more about dirt than it is about foot traffic. Regular cleaning will help to remove that threat and keep your carpets looking new, full, and clean for years to come.


Dirt, dust, and allergens are not the only threats that get trapped within your carpet fibers. Insects, insect eggs, and even insect excrement are also trapped there. This can lead to a whole host of issues, ranging from allergic reactions to exposure to excrement and dead insects to recurring infestations of insects like fleas. In the case of wool carpets, you’ll find that moth eggs and larva can lead to serious damage to the carpet, too. Regular cleaning helps prevent all of these issues.

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to invest in periodic professional cleaning of your carpets. Ultimately, it’s an investment in your health, and that of your family, as well as in the quality and condition of your flooring.