Reasons to Get Professional Carpet Cleaning in Your Home

Regular at-home carpet maintenance tasks, like vacuuming, should keep your carpet fresh and clean. If you keep up with vacuuming and clean spills right away but notice your carpet isn't looking as great as it used to, it might be time to call a professional carpet cleaning service. Professional cleanings are recommended at least twice a year on top of your regular maintenance tasks. 

Pets in the Home
If you have furry friends living in your home, your carpets will need more maintenance and cleaning to keep them at their best. Pet hair, dirt, odors and accidents can all contribute to issues with your carpeting. Be sure to vacuum your carpet at least twice a week to remove as much pet hair as possible. If you notice your pet has had accidents, clean them up right away to avoid set in stains and persistent odors. On top of your regular cleaning, professional carpet cleaning services will help get your carpet cleaner and remove any lingering odors caused by your pets.

Tough Carpet Stains
No matter how careful your are, carpet stains are inevitable. Treating a stain as soon as it happens can usually make it easier to remove. Unfortunately, some stains don't get noticed until they've already set. A professional service is more likely to have the tools and knowledge necessary to remove tough or set in carpet stains. Pointing out tough stains when the professionals are in your home can be very helpful. It will help the professionals know what areas to focus on and what type of stains they're dealing with.

Prolong the Life of Your Carpet
Hiring a professional carpet cleaning service to work in your home a couple times a year can help prolong the life of your carpet. Twice yearly carpet cleanings using the extraction method and professional tools will help maintain your carpet at its best. Removing set in dirt, stains and other issues in your carpet fibers can bring your carpet back to life and extend its life. 

Better Indoor Air Quality
People who suffer from allergies or asthma may have a tough time living with carpet if it's not cleaned properly. Irritants and allergens may get trapped in your carpet's fibers and start to cause issues with your allergies. Rest assured that this doesn't mean you have to get rid of your plush, comfortable carpeting. All you have to do is regularly vacuum your carpet to remove irritants. Schedule regular carpet cleanings that clean deeper into your carpets and remove the irritants that are causing your problems.

Get Rid of Pests in Your Carpet
Just like allergens and other pollutants may hide in your carpet fibers, tiny pests may also make a home out of your carpeting. Dust mites and bedbugs like the warm and sometimes moist conditions found deep in carpets. To keep these tiny pests from invading your carpets you need to keep them clean and free of moisture. The deep cleaning performed by professional cleaning services can give you an extra hand when dealing with these unwanted pests.

Prevent Mold Growth in Your Carpet
If your carpet gets wet or is situated in an area of your home with high humidity or moisture it can create the ideal conditions for mold growth. Even if you do your best to keep your carpet dry and away from moisture, mold spores from dirt in your home can get stuck deep in your carpet. A professional carpet cleaning can help remove these spores and can prevent potentially harmful mold from growing in your carpet.

Keep Your Warranty
While carpeting looks and feels great when it's taken care of properly, it isn't always the cheapest investment. Most carpeting comes with a warranty that ensures your investment. However, make sure you read your warranty carefully and understand it completely. Most warranties require that your get professional carpet cleaning at least every 12 to 18 months. Before you have a chance to lose out on your warranty, make sure you understand its terms completely.

Prepare Your Home for a Professional Carpet Cleaning

Now that you have scheduled a carpet cleaning, there’s still more work to be done than just a phone call. Be as prepared as possible to welcome the cleaners into your home with these tips.

Remove Large Furniture
Large furniture items may get in the way of your carpet cleaning. If you prefer that your carpets get cleaned wall to wall, you will have to move these items to another space. While some carpet cleaning services include the cost of moving furniture in their rates, others may not perform this duty or may charge you an additional fee to do it. Double check with your cleaning company before deciding what to move on your own.

Declutter the Space
Once you’ve removed any large furniture items that may be in the way, take the time to declutter and remove the small items as well. Smaller items, such as toys, chords, and shoes, can get in the way as your cleaners get their job done. Although they are easy to move out of the way, this may be a hassle for your cleaners to do. These smaller items also have the potential to turn into a tripping hazard in the room. Finally, remember to pin long drapes and bedding to prevent it from getting in the way.

Store Fragile and Valuable Items
If there are fragile items in the room being cleaned, be sure to remove these before the cleaning and store them somewhere safe. A carpet cleaning uses large equipment that may run into furniture and walls, causing fragile items to move or even fall. Prevent any damage by storing these items someplace safe. If there are valuable items in the room, be sure to remove these and store them out of sight in order to avoid any potential issues.

Vacuum Before a Cleaning
It may sound silly to vacuum your carpet before a professional cleaning, but this is a standard part of the process. A vacuuming before cleaning will help remove dirt and other debris on the surface of your carpet. When you call to schedule your cleaning, be sure to ask if this is included in your service. Some companies will take care of the vacuuming for you while others prefer that you take care of this beforehand.Get your carpets ready for the holiday season by treating them to a professional carpet cleaning in DuPage

Identify Trouble Areas
Before your cleaners arrive, examine your carpet and figure out what areas tend to give you the most trouble. Usually, carpets see more wear in exposed areas because they get a larger amount of foot traffic and are more exposed to stains and fading. Whatever the case may be, identify these trouble areas and point them out to your cleaners. This will help ensure the cleaners give these areas extra attention as they work. You can also ask for tips on how to maintain these areas at their best.

Keep an Eye on Small Children
If there will be small children in your home during your scheduled cleaning, be sure someone can keep an eye on them. Most small children tend to be quite curious and may end up getting in the way while the cleaners work. Avoid having them walk over freshly cleaned areas or messing with cleaning equipment by keeping them in a part of the home far from the cleaning site. Since there will be equipment in other rooms of your home, be sure they aren’t running through the house. It’s also important to note that some entryways may be kept open for the duration of the cleaning.

Leave a Spot in Your Driveway
Most cleaners will need a parking space for their truck that leaves them as close as possible to an entrance in your home. This is due to the amount and type of equipment they will be working with when cleaning your carpet. Some equipment requires that they run hoses from their truck to the rooms being cleaned. If the driveway will be the most convenient spot for them to park in, be sure to leave a space for them. You can always double check with the cleaning service so that you’re prepared when they arrive.

Whether you want to get your carpet looking great before hosting a holiday function in your home or you need a carpet cleaning service in DuPage after hosting an eventful dinner, contact DuPage Cleanpro. Give them a call at (630) 244- 8449 to get the most professional and effective carpet cleaning around. Don’t forget to ask about all the services they provide.

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