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Whether your carpet is brand new or several years old, there are many steps you can take to make sure your carpet looks great and continues to feel plush under your feet for its entire expected lifespan of 5-20 years.

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How Often to have your Carpets Professionally Cleaned

The answer depends on many factors. Let's work through them to determine the best cleaning schedule for you and your circumstances.

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Your Healthy Home
starts with Clean Carpet and Furniture

Of all the furnishings in your home, your carpeting accumulates most of the dust, allergens, bacteria, pet hair, pet urine and other pollutants that can cause unhealthy conditions in your home. A clean carpet is an important part of a healthy home. Therefore, it is very important to keep the carpet clean and well-maintained.

For best results carpet (in an average home) should be professionally cleaned by an expert carpet cleaner once or twice a year, depending on the number of pets, children, and the amount of foot traffic in your home.

In addition, homeowners should vacuum the carpet at least once a week — between professional cleanings.

For information on how often to have your carpets cleaned by a professional, here's a good article:
How Often to Have your Carpets Professionally Cleaned

A periodic professional deep cleaning by an experienced expert with top-quality equipment is really the only way to effectively eliminate trapped oils, allergens, dust mites, and unhealthy debris from deep down in your carpet.

You can easily see the dust as it accumulates on tables and other hard surfaces, so you might dust your furniture a few times a week. But you usually can't see the pollutants that accumulate in your carpet until the colors start to look really dull, and the high-traffic areas start to look matted down.

But as a professional carpet cleaner, I see the huge amount of dirt that comes up out of carpets at every job — even when it doesn't look so bad on the surface, and even when the residents vacuum regularly.

What is in that dark cloud of dirt? The usual suspects — dirt dragged in by shoes and feet, and the dust that settles on everything in your home. But there are other sources you may not have thought of — cooking oil particles become airborne and settle in your carpeting — the dust from air conditioners — not just skin cells — also settles in carpets — then the dust mites move in and thrive.

Then the pollutants and allergens get kicked up into the air just from daily walking on the carpeting. These pollutants stay in the the air for hours before they settle back to the floor. Needless to say, when pollutants are in the the air, we end up breathing them in.

Regular vacuuming definitely helps. I recommend that you vacuum at least once a week to get most of the surface dirt, and I highly recommend using a vacuum with a HEPA filter that will trap even the microscopic pollutants. But vacuuming cannot remove oil-based pollutants, dust mites, and dirt that builds deeper down in the carpet.

A periodic expert deep cleaning by an experienced professional is really the only way to effectively eliminate trapped oils, allergens, dust mites, and other debris from deep down in your carpet. I use a very high professional standard of modern techniques and safe, effective solutions; plus state-of-the-art equipment that uses pressure to superheat water to 235 degrees Fahrenheit! This higher temperature is more effective at sanitizing your carpet and killing dust mites. And it's perfectly safe for your carpets. In fact, the carpet manufactures recommend it. They use even hotter temperatures during the manufacturing and coloring processes.

By keeping your carpet properly maintained and having it professionally cleaned at least once a year, you can increase the beauty and longevity of your carpet and protect your investment — but most importantly, you can maintain a clean and healthy home.

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What did you spill?

A General Spot and Spill Guide
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Spots and Spills

Candle Wax

Tips and Tricks for removing spilled candle wax from your carpet

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Spots and Spills

Ink Stains

Did you step on a pen in your living room? Act fast! Here's what to do.

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Spots and Spills

Blood Stains

Your child's nose begins bleeding all over the carpet during family movie night. Quick! Do this!

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Spots and Spills

Wine Spills

Act quickly to soak up and treat wine spills on your carpet to prevent stains. Here's your carpet first-aid actions.

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Spots and Spills

Coffee Spills

Your wonderful morning coffee ends up on your carpet. Coffee can be a natural dye. Act quickly to prevent permanent staining!

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Spots and Spills

Chewing Gum

Your guests have children who chew gum, but it ends up as a gooey mess on your carpet. Here's an interesting trick to remove it without much hassle.

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Spots and Spills

Almost Anything Else

A General Guide to over 30 different substances that may end up on your carpet — both water and oil-based spills.

Professional Advice, Tips, and Tricks

Carpet Spot and Spill Guide
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Carpet Water Damage —
Restore? Or Replace?

A water-damaged carpet isn't just a huge inconvenience; it could cause serious health problems. What should you do?

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Get Smells and Odors
Out of your Carpet

In this article, we aim to help homeowners defeat offensive carpet smells using simple DIY methods.

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Vacuuming Tips and Tricks for Better Cleaning

Vacuuming, of course, is the best way to remove the surface contaminants from your carpets and rugs. Here are some tips to get the most from your vacuuming sessions.

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Household Products for Spills on Carpet

A good first-aid solution for a fresh spill on your carpet may already be in your kitchen pantry.

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Pro Advice

How to Remove Furniture Dents in your Carpet

Have you ever moved a table in your living room only to notice the dent in the carpet left by the legs? Try this "cool" trick!

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Hiring a Pro Carpet Cleaner vs. Renting a Machine

Please don't consider renting a carpet cleaning machine from the store until you read this article. There's a lot to consider.

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Pro Tips for a Tidier Home

Professional cleaners — nationwide — share their tips for a cleaner home. My Pro Cleaner had the honor to participate in a nationwide professional publication for New Year 2021!

Appearance, longevity, protecting your investment, and especially preserving a healthy home — here are the top 10 reasons to have your carpets deep cleaned periodically.

Top Ten Reasons for Pro Carpet Cleaning
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If you live in the Houston, TX area, and you have questions about any of the articles, or anything related to cleaning carpet, upholstery, tile and grout, and maintaining your healthy home, please feel free to give me a call, and let's talk!

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