The most important thing you can do in caring for your carpet is vacuuming thoroughly and frequently, especially in high-traffic areas. Walking on soiled carpet works soil particles deep into the pile where they not only damage the fibers but are far more difficult to remove. Frequent vacuuming removes many of these particles before this happens. Always use a good vacuum cleaner.
Vacuuming is effective in removing most of the dry soil from your carpets. However, periodic professional cleaning is highly recommended to remove the oily, sticky soil that accumulates in the pile from tracked-in dirt, debris and air pollution. This oily soil is most evident to the eye on light or pastel carpets - they seem dull; the delicate color is hidden by an oily film - but it's there on every carpet. If this type of soil is allowed to build up, it actually begins to attract and hold the dry soil. The more dirt on the carpet, the more damage to the carpet fibers.
Carpet in a typical home should be professionally cleaned every 12 months, and more often with high traffic or in areas of the country with high air pollution. Hot water extraction (commonly referred to as steam cleaning ) is the method of cleaning recommended by most carpet manufacturers.
Call Victoria Carpet Care today for your FREE Carpet Cleaning Evaluation: 250-474-7777
You might wonder: What is a free 15 minute Carpet Evaluation!
I will come to your house and audit your carpet for free. That's right there's no cost and no obligation of any kind. Here's exactly what I'll do:
1. First I'll cover all the problems your carpet has.
I'll check for 'unwanted' stains. I'll tell you whether or not they can be removed and how. This includes pet stains and other difficult stains.
2. I'll calculate the wear age of your carpet.
Your carpet may be 10 years old but only have a wear age of 2 years. However, your carpet may be 2 years old but have a wear age of 10 years. I'll explain how long it will be before you will need to get new carpet and I'll give you a 'prescription' to make your carpet last as long as possible.
3. I'll determine if your carpet is in good health.
Oh, you've never thought of your carpet as having good or bad health. Well, just like people, if a carpet is in bad health it will not live long. Healthy carpets are great for healthy wallets and for healthy people.
Yes, your carpet's health can affect you and your family's health. Just like you track in dirt from the outside, you also track in car exhaust, cigarette smoke, asphalt, chemicals, dust, germs, pollen's, tar, soot and many others. These pollutants get lodged into your carpet just like dirt. We want you to be super-pleased – in fact, absolutely delighted – with every carpet and upholstery job we do.