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Professional Carpet Cleaning: why you should go beyond vacuuming

Appearances can be deceiving. Carpet that doesn’t look discolored or dirty might still hide bacteria, allergens, grime, or dirt. 

Regular vacuuming is a necessary element of home maintenance that can certainly help keep your carpets looking their best. However, it’s still important to book an annual or semi-annual professional home carpet cleaning to refresh and sanitize the floor you walk on and the carpet your children play on. 

Keep odor, discoloration, and illness at bay. Let the professionals who are familiar with efficient and effective cleaning methods take on your carpet cleaning. 

Extend the life of your carpet

Replacing carpet requires a lot of time and effort, not to mention money! You’ll need to budget for tearing out the old carpet, purchasing new carpet, installation fees, time for the install, and a plan for moving the necessary furniture for the work to be done. 

Avoid the hassle of replacement by helping your current carpet last as long as it can with just a few easy steps. 

How often should you clean?

Not all carpets in your home are the same. They may vary by texture, style, type, and foot traffic, all important factors in determining cleaning schedules. Depending on the location of the carpet, some sections may see heavier foot traffic, requiring more frequent cleanings. 

According to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration (IIRC), carpets should be cleaned at least once a year, on average. Carpets that see high traffic may need to be cleaned quarterly, while low-traffic areas can be serviced about every 12 to 18 months. 

If you have pets, children, or smoke in your home, you may consider a more frequent cleaning schedule— two to four times a year. This will keep allergens, stains, and smells at bay. 

Benefits of a full house carpet cleaning

Consider your routine dental cleanings; regular toothbrushing helps you keep a bright, healthy smile, but only when coupled with a professional checkup. Professional house carpet cleaning services address stubborn stains and kill bacteria, using the latest technology to keep your carpet fresh and assess wear and tear.  

Some of the most notable benefits you’ll see from your carpet cleaning service include: 

• Professionals are familiar with different carpet types, materials, and cleaning methods.

• Services have access to more effective cleaning machines with the latest powerful technology.

• A professional service kills bacteria and dust mites, resulting in a reduction in overall allergens.

• Removal of stains without damage to the carpet.

• Low-moisture equipment and techniques that prevent the development of mold growth, which you may see from non-professional machines.

Professional teams at Cimara Cleaning Services are vetted thoroughly and undergo weeks of intensive training. We want you to be completely comfortable with those who enter your home to clean it. If you are not 100% satisfied for any reason, we want to hear about it and we will work to correct it!

Aside from satisfaction in service and cleaning, you’ll also save on the cost of supplies and machine rental. Better yet, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your carpet is thoroughly clean.  

Tips to keep your carpets clean between cleanings

Regular professional cleanings are only one part of extending the life of your carpets. Here’s how you can reduce the amount of dirt and grit that can accumulate over time. 

Vacuum – In general, it’s a good idea to vacuum low-traffic areas once a week and heavier use areas multiple times each week. This will help pick up loose dirt and dust, preventing it from accumulating and damaging the carpet fibers. 

Treat spots quickly – When possible, treat spots as quickly as you can. The longer they sit on the carpet fibers, the harder they are to remove. They may ultimately cause permanent discoloration – in other words, a stain that will never come out. Place a towel over the stain to collect liquid and proceed by treating according to the specific type of stain

Remove shoes  – Muddy shoes aside, even if shoes seem relatively clean consider removing them indoors. Carpet holds on to pollutants that not only accumulate but also slowly break down carpet fibers. If you have small children or pets, your carpet can become a source of sickness or allergies. 

Professional carpet cleaning methods

Before you decide on a professional cleaning service, it’s a good idea to ask about the method used. Some companies use steam or a dry clean approach. This, unfortunately, can destroy carpet fibers over time. 

A gentler and more effective method of water extraction will help your clean carpets last longer. Cimara Cleaning uses portable carpet cleaning extractors to pump water and a carpet cleaner solution deep into your carpet to loosen all the dirt hiding in the fibers. Everything is then suctioned back into the machine, leaving your carpet fresh and clean. Best of all, this method doesn’t just give you a cleaner carpet, but it allows it to dry faster than other methods. 

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Carpet cleaning costs 

According to Home Advisor, the national average for carpet cleaning costs is about $175. These costs are dependent on the square footage of your home, your location, and custom needs like targeted stain removal, color repair, or pet odor treatment. 

Costs can range from $200 to $300 for a 1,000 to 1,500 square foot home or $400 to $500 for a larger area. Most professional home cleaning services offer discount opportunities that are worth asking about: referrals, multiple rooms, adding upholstery cleaning, and returning customers. 

Prepare for your next house carpet cleaning services

Preparing for your professional cleaning service couldn’t be easier. The service provider takes care of the equipment, cleaning methods, cleaning products, and doing the work. 

To ensure the best possible clean it helps to: 

  1. Vacuum traffic areas
  2. Remove breakable items
  3. Move loose items like toys or books
  4. Move small pieces of furniture, if possible. Technicians are more than happy to help move light furniture as needed.

Keeping clean carpets contributes to a fresh and healthy home. Cimara Cleaning Services wants to help you regain your free time to enjoy the important things in life. Servicing the Gaithersburg area, we work hard to ensure your needs are met 100%. Request a free quote today. Our cleaning process will extend the life of your carpet and keep it looking great!