Not all of us are creatures of habit. There are some of us who are adept at piloting the turbulent storm of life with little preparation or schedule, flying as it were by the seat of their pants. Those individuals choose to be walk-ins when it’s time for a haircut, or they drive their car to the oil change shop without calling ahead. They dare to test the limits of their low fuel light, or perhaps buy tickets to a movie premiere – at the box office, instead of online! To those who take such chances, we salute your boldness. But the rest of us will stick with our calendars, thank you very much.
When it comes to carpet cleaning, however, flirting with such unscheduled danger can have increasing consequences to the cleanliness or your home or office, your health, and even your attitude. Thankfully, there are signs you can look for to indicate it’s time to get your carpet cleaned.
Some estimates report over 60 million people in the U.S. suffer from allergic reactions related to hay fever – that’s about 20 percent of the population. Another study reported that over 54 percent admitted to positive allergic reactions in one form or another. Now, your carpet acts like a big filter, keeping many allergens from affecting your household until they can be removed. But if they accumulate too much, the carpet can’t keep them at bay. Therefore, if you or your family suddenly have increased allergies at home, it’s a good indication that your underfoot filter needs to be cleaned out.
As time goes by, many carpets begin to vary in shade due to use, the sun, or dirt accumulation. By having your carpets professionally cleaned on a regular basis, your carpet will wear more evenly, keeping the color more uniform. Rearranging your furniture occasionally will also allow less used areas to carry some of the foot traffic, allowing for more even wear, and will also spice up your living space with spontaneity.
What’s That Smell?
Many allergens and other debris are organic. That means they will break down and decay, typically creating odors in the process. Some particles become food for microorganisms if left in place, resulting in similar odors. Since we all acclimate to changing conditions, these odors might be increasing in our home without our notice. Visitors, however, will notice. So, if you notice it yourself, be sure everyone else has too.
In that case, vacuuming and carpet freshener is simply not enough – it would be like putting a few sticks in the middle of a swelling stream and expecting it to stop the flow. Call Preferred Carpet Care for help in getting the odor under control. We use our equipment and expertise to eliminate the odor by removing the sources within the carpet.
If you prefer to live life with less structure, it doesn’t mean you have to wait for your carpet to cry out for attention. However, keep your eyes and nose peeled for any whimpers. If you suspect your carpet is starting to make complaints, give Preferred Carpet Care a call. We will get you on the schedule as soon as possible to start your carpet back on the road to good health!
- Posted by Rod Barth
- On July 25, 2019