Carpets are an elegant addition to your home. With different artistic designs and patterns, they can give your interiors a unique touch that could perfectly match your furniture and decor. Carpets also provide comfort and safety for the entire family, helping avoid falls on slippery and hard surfaces.
However, in a lot of property inspections our team from Defence Pest Management have conducted, soiled carpets are a common sight as homeowners often neglect the necessity of having their carpets cleaned. Most owners think that unless the carpet actually looks dirty and stained, cleaning can wait.
This is not true though. Carpets should be regularly cleaned, and here are the reasons why:
Maintain the quality of the material
Just like any type of textile, the material quality of carpets can degrade over time due to wear and tear. If the carpet is not cleaned as needed, it can even become less durable more quickly, making its lifespan shorter.
Keep indoor air clean
Carpet fibres do a pretty good job in trapping common household particles, dust and airborne pollutants, preventing them from circulating in the air. This can be beneficial to property occupants, but carpets should also be cleaned to avoid the build-up of these particles.
Avoid allergies and other health hazards
If carpets have not been maintained for a long time, there are chances that the build-up of pollutants, dust, bacteria and even allergens will become harmful to your family. Because the carpet is filled with particles that it can no longer hold them in, these particles can end up being released in the air, triggering allergic reactions, among others.
Prevent damage on the surface underneath
Imagine your living room looking all clean and elegant, with eye-catching furniture, wall paintings and a nice centrepiece, but your untidy and soiled carpet is spoiling the effect. If you are using carpets to enhance the beauty of your home, then you should also not forget about the maintenance of your carpeting.
Avoid pest infestations
Carpets are a favourite nesting spot of ticks and fleas. If you own pets and are having problems with these pests, getting rid of ticks and fleas requires more than just treating your dog or cat. It could likewise mean clearing your carpet of lingering pests and their eggs. Although it may be difficult to determine if there are pests hiding in carpets, our technicians from Defence Pest Management can help you with pest inspections.
How Often Should You Have Your Carpet Cleaned
If you are living alone or have a small household, you can have your carpet cleaned every 12 to 18 months. On the other hand, if you have a large household, which leads to high traffic or you have children and pets at home, or you smoke, it is ideal to have your carpets maintained every 6 to 9 months.