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  • Have you ever wondered why you should have your carpets cleaned professionally? Your carpet is a very large investment when it comes to your home. The number one reason most of us have our carpets cleaned is because we “see” the dirt; when in reality when you’ve reached the point in which you actually “see” the dirt on your carpet, you have already started to do damage to your carpet’s fibers. We want our carpet to last as many years as possible, but there is only one way to accomplish that, and that is to vacuum and have your carpets cleaned professionally on a regular basis. Most people are guilty, naive even of believing that they are capable of cleaning their carpets on their own simply by vacuuming the floors daily and then steam cleaning every so often, right? This mindset couldn’t be more wrong! Most carpet manufacturers suggest that you should have your carpets cleaned professionally every 12 to 24 months at an absolute minimum. In fact, not having your carpets properly cleaned can void your manufacturer’s warranty. And believe it or not, when you have your carpets cleaned professionally on a regular basis, you’re not only utilizing the best tools available to protect the carpets in your home, but you’re also protecting and improving the overall health of you and your family. Each year, millions upon millions of Americans suffer from preventable indoor allergies due to poor air quality inside of their home. Carpets act as a magnet or filter for contaminants including dust mites, feces, pet dander, salt, road grime, dirt, and so much more!  Theses contaminants also contribute to “not-so-fresh” odors you may be smelling in your home.

    What the Professionals Say

    Interior designer Robin Wilson, who specializes in allergy-free housekeeping stated, “Indoor air quality can be eight to ten times worse than outdoor air quality if you don’t properly clean your floor, clean your drapes and also allow air to flow inside regularly.” Wilson, along with other fellow experts went on to explain the importance of keeping the air in your home clean and why you should have your carpets cleaned professionally. As stated, professionals recommend having your carpets cleaned professionally every 12 to 24 months at a minimum. However, other indoor environmental professionals recommend even more frequent cleanings, such as every six months or so for the sake of a dust-free home; especially for those who suffer more from indoor allergies. If you happen to be a parent and/or a pet owner, then it is suggested that you should have your carpets cleaned professionally even more frequently; every four to six weeks to be exact as those little bundles of joy easily track in dirt, mud and pollen, which get left behind deep in your carpets. Regardless of the reasons you’re wondering if or why you should have your carpets professionally cleaned or how often you choose to use them; our experts all agree on one thing… That professional carpet cleaners are hands-down a necessity and that no one should really attempt to steam carpets themselves; as the results of doing so can very be sickening and often bad for your health. Only having your carpets professionally and properly cleaned can effectively lift dust, dirt, moisture, mold and other contaminants from deep within your carpet; which when left there can over time wear down and abrade the carpet’s fibers; in turn leading for the need of replacement in the future. Why You Should Professionaly Clean Your Carpets So when it comes to why you should have your carpets professionally cleaned, the reasons are countless. Skip the DIY and prevent turning your home into an incubator for mold.

    If you’ve decided that you should have your carpets professionally cleaned, or even if you just have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 512-454-8300 today or click here to learn more about the services offered at Austonian Rug Cleaning Co.