Most carpet manufacturers recommend professional carpet cleaning every 12 to 18 months. This is the basic schedule that will maintain your carpets under light to normal use. However, depending on the situation in your home, your carpet may require more frequent cleaning. We recommend you clean your carpets every six to nine months for high traffic areas and for homes with pets and small children.
For more specific care instructions for your carpet, be sure to check the carpet manufacturer warranty.
If you wait until your carpet looks dirty to clean it, you risk damage to the carpet's fibers. This comes from a combination of dirt and friction from your shoes as you walk across the carpet. Dirt particles are actually very sharp, so when you walk across a dirty carpet, the dirt can cut into the carpet, so what actually looks like dirt can be lasting damage to your investment.
Besides vacuuming twice a week (more often may be recommended in high traffic areas), professional carpet cleaning will remove dirt and other damaging particles from deep inside the carpet. It will also take care of dust mites, dander, and bacterial contamination in the carpet, not to mention stains!
Arlington Carpet Cleaning VA's technicians are expert at stain removal, but there are some kinds of stains that may not remove completely. For example, if the substance dyed the fibers, we will not be able to remove the dye by cleaning. We will always try to let you know if we think a stain will be problematic before we start cleaning, based on our previous experience.
If carpet gets dirty pretty quickly after carpet cleaning, it is very likely that detergent residue was left behind in the carpet. This residue is sticky so that dust and dirt is attracted to it and won't vacuum out. This happened more commonly back when carpet shampoo was a commonly used method. Luckily, this won't happen with Arlington Carpet Cleaning VA. Our carpet steam cleaning will leave your carpets beautifully clean and residue-free.
Our high quality cleaning equipment removes 95% of the moisture from your carpet in the cleaning process, leaving it only slightly damp. Most carpets will be completely dry in four to eight hours. You can help it dry more quickly by turning on the heat in cold weather or my setting up fans.
For quick touch ups, we are proud to offer carpet dry cleaning, a very low moisture method that will leave your carpet clean and dry in about an hour.
We are happy to answer all of your questions. Just call Arlington Carpet Cleaning VA at 703-635-7509.