There is a lot in life that you have to stay on top of, and it’s easy to forget about some of the items on the list, especially when they aren’t pressing. However, one thing that you shouldn’t let slide is your carpet cleaning. Since carpet doesn’t need to be professionally cleaned often, it’s easy to forget about it. However, you really should put a reminder for your next carpet cleaning in your calendar so you don’t forget. Here’s why it’s so important to get your carpets cleaned regularly:

Carpets Get Dirty

One of the biggest reasons to get your carpets cleaned is to keep them looking great. Carpets get used all day, every day. If you wear your shoes in the house or have kids or pets, then your carpets get dirtier even faster. In order to keep your carpet looking great, regular cleaning is important. Timely cleaning can help stop small spills from becoming permanent stains. Plus, did you know that over time dust and dirt build-up in your carpets and break down the carpet fibers, permanently damaging your carpets? Regular cleaning will remove this dirt before it can cause issues.

Carpets Spread dust

Think of everything that ends up in your carpets. Anytime you sneeze or cough into the air, those dust settle down into your carpets. If you wear your shoes inside (or run outside in bare feet to grab the paper) then you’re bringing in all of the dirt and dust from outside. And if you have pets, then they bring a lot of dust and more (including urine and feces, gross!) into your carpets as well. And then your kids sit on the carpets and play. If you don’t want them to be playing in all those dust, then you need to get your carpets cleaned!

Carpets Trigger Allergies

If anyone in your family has allergies, then carpet cleaning is even more important. Carpets collect all of the allergens that float around in the air, from dust to pollen. Then, as we walk on our carpets, these allergens get stirred back up. The dirtier that carpets are, the worse this is. This can trigger allergies and asthma symptoms. While vacuuming often can help, many allergens are too small to be picked up by standard vacuums. Luckily, a good carpet cleaner will be able to remove allergens from your carpets!  If allergies are a big concern in your family, you should get your carpets cleaned often, including at the peak of allergy season, to help symptoms.

How Often You Should Have Your Carpets Cleaned?

If we’ve sold you on the benefits of regular carpet cleaning, you might be wondering just how often you should have your carpets cleaned. Great question! It’s recommended to have your carpets cleaned about every 6 months. However, if you have kids, pets, or health issues, you should bump that up to every 3-4 months to keep everything clean.

If you’re worried about the time commitment of cleaning that often, don’t be! For starters, we make it easy to schedule your appointment. Just give us a call at (360) 734-3551 or request your appointment online, whichever is more convenient for you!

At your appointment, our expert carpet cleaners are trained to be efficient while still cleaning deep. They will spend long enough to get your carpets truly clean, but they don’t waste time getting to work. And the best part is, once they’re done cleaning your carpets will be dry in a matter of hours. Steam cleaners can leave your carpet wet for days, but our non-toxic cleaning solution is low-moisture and dries much faster.

If it’s time for your next carpet cleaning in Bellingham, give John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County a call today!