How often did you have your carpets professionally clean? It’s likely that you cleaned them last year read this. And you won’t clean them again for at least another 12 months. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends residential carpets are cleaned every 6-12months when there is no smoking in the household. The EPA recommends a professional rug cleaning every 3 to 6 months for large families with pets and kids [U.S. EPA correspondence, January 1989].

Such recommendations are based upon the indoor air-quality in homes. Carpets act as filters for air that circulates throughout a home. They collect dust, dirt, and dander. The quality of indoor life for persons with allergies, as well as pregnant women and elderly can be greatly improved by having clean carpets. Having your rug cleaned every 3 to 4 months can get very costly. According to a comparison of prices for professional carpet cleaning, both large national brands and smaller local companies charge an average cost per room and hallway carpet of $125. Costs of carpet cleanings add up quickly if the homeowner uses a professional carpet cleaner 3 times per year.

Some families clean their carpets by themselves. The grocery store may offer carpet cleaning solutions and cleaning machines based on your locality. This is another way to keep the carpets you have clean. The downside is that you have to move your furniture yourself and transport the machine. You can also take some risks by doing it yourself, which include:

Over saturation of carpet. If you use too much water to wet the carpet, this can damage it.
– Poor application of cleaning agents. The incorrect cleaning product applied to certain stains may permanently bleach the carpet or cause it to discolor.

Steam Star Carpet, Upholstery & Tile Cleaning
1a/802 Pacific Hwy, Gordon NSW 2072
(02) 83112088