Many people in Orlando are not always aware of how important it is to schedule a routine carpet cleaning that is done by a professional. Many people often ask us how often should you clean your carpets and why? The answer to this question depends on a variety of factors since there are special cleaning requirements for Florida residents. If you have pets and/or children in your home, these factors also play a role in how often you require scheduled cleaning.
Since the climate is generally hot in Florida, people often run their air conditioners more frequently and this also plays a role when it comes to carpet cleaning. To know exactly how often you should clean your carpets and why, we provide everything you need to know here. When you consider these tips, you can choose the right professionals to keep your home clean, protect your carpets, and extend the life of your investment.
Special Cleaning Requirements in Florida
Carpet cleaning in Orlando FL is unique to the area because the soil here in Florida is very sandy. When this sand is tracked into your home, it will break the carbon fibers down faster especially if you do not vacuum regularly. The soil that gets tracked into your home is made up of 80% dry particulate matter which acts like sandpaper on carpet fibers when you walk on it. The best thing you can do to prolong your carpet is to vacuum it regularly to remove this soil.
Dirt and Soil Does Damage
Although your carpet may appear to be beautiful and clean on the surface after a thorough vacuuming, it can still be harmed by soil that you cannot see. Soil can get deep down into your carpet and this wears away any stain resistance and cuts at carpet fibers; especially when there is a high amount of traffic or in areas where children like to play. If these areas are not deep cleaned and revived, these high traffic areas will flatten and mat due to fiber abrasion. It could potentially lead to fiber loss.
Vacuuming is Not Enough
Even if you are steam cleaning carpets yourself or giving it a thorough vacuuming every day, this still not enough. The only way to protect your carpet, your health, and your investment is to rely on an Orlando carpet cleaning service.
Another factor to consider is indoor air quality. Millions of Americans suffer from indoor allergies. One of the reasons is because the indoor air quality in a home can be 8 to 10 times worse than the air outdoors. This is also another reason why it is important to call the professionals to steam clean your carpet so that you can keep the air in your home as clean as possible.
What Carpet Manufacturers Recommend
Carpet manufacturers recommend that you get a professional carpet cleaning in Orlando every 18 to 24 months. This is also often a requirement if your carpet installation came with a warranty. A regularly scheduled carpet cleaning within this timeframe may be required to keep your warranty valid. This recommendation is also for well-maintained carpets that do not get a lot of wear and tear. If there is more wear and tear, more cleaning in between 18 to 24 months will be required.
Pets and Children
If you have no pets or children and there is not much traffic on carpets, then you can maintain it by vacuuming once a week. If you have pets, we recommend that customers vacuum their carpets every day or at least every other day. It all depends on how much your pet sheds hair. If you have more than one pet, you will definitely want to vacuum every day. You may want to try using automatic vacuums like the Rumba which is very effective for keeping carpets clean.
As mentioned before, children tend to be quite active and if they play in a certain area on your carpet, this can be a high concentration area for dirt. This area is also more prone to carpet damage, so you should focus on cleaning and vacuuming this area daily.
Whenever a spill occurs, which is bound to happen if you have children, make sure to dab it and clean it immediately. The last thing you want to do is wait until a stain settles into your carpet. Kids love rolling on the carpet and so do pets, so this is something you have to pay attention to and clean more regularly if you want to keep your carpet in good condition.
How AC Affects Your Carpets
In Florida, it is really important to do a special cleaning called “edging” which involves cleaning around the edges of your carpet. The weather is usually hot in Florida and most homes are built to be well insulated. When you run your air-conditioner frequently, a process known as filtration soiling occurs. As the air from your air-conditioner moves soil to the edges of your carpets, your carpets act as a filter and then the air comes back out.
As this air moves, soil gets trapped into carpets and continues to move towards the edges. This is why you may start to see black lines around the edges of carpets. In addition, people do not usually use their edging tool (if there is one) when running their vacuum cleaner and the edges often get ignored. To prevent filtration soiling from occurring in your carpets, make sure to use a vacuum cleaner that has an edging tool and always make sure to use it. You should vacuum the edges of your carpet at least every two weeks or once a month.
Rely on the Professionals
Residents who live in the Orlando and Waterford Lakes FL have a variety of choices when it comes to carpet cleaning services. You should choose us because we do more than just clean carpets. We go above and beyond to treat every customer like family and we also provide recommendations so that you can prolong the life of your carpet and improve the air quality in your home. Our regular deep cleaning service will add years of life to your carpet and we ensure satisfaction on every job.