Why vacuuming alone isn't enough.

Truth be told, the love of my life is my vacuum. Quickly and easily refreshing my house, it conquers the ravage of our family’s busy life. I get physical and mental satisfaction, knowing that I’m making a positive impact to maintain a clean and healthy home for my family. My vacuum is an integral part of our household workforce. However, the reality with the vacuum cleaner is that we trust it too much.

How Often Should we Vacuum?

Of course we need to vacuum at least once per week per occupant, on average, for the main areas. In general, bedrooms can be vacuumed less frequently. Proper vacuuming is important in caring for your carpets.

The key is not to confuse vacuuming your carpets with carpet cleaning. The two functions serve very different purposes. Professional carpet cleaning removes so much more than a vacuum can remove. Vacuums simply remove dry soil. However, reports indicate that consumers feel that frequent vacuuming removes the dust and grime from their floors and they can either skip or prolong regular carpet cleaning.

Carpet Cleaning and Vacuuming are not Equal

The key to understanding the difference between vacuuming your carpets and having them professionally cleaned is that a good vacuum, no matter how powerful or advanced, removes only dry soil. The residue that gets tracked into your home every day from outdoors is something that vacuums can’t remove. This residue is sticky, greasy soil that transfers from the bottom of your shoes onto and into your carpets. That scum sticks to the carpet fibers and can't be removed by vacuuming. In order to properly remove these soils, you need professional cleaning services for your carpets.

To give an idea of the type of soil that gets tracked into your home everyday… have you ever wiped the bottom of your shoes? Keep in mind that your shoes protect you when you're outdoors from all of the dirt and germs. You and family wear those same shoes into your home and we trek that same soil onto our floors each and every day. Your carpet absorbs these agents and only professional carpet cleaning will remove it. You need quality cleaning, deep carpet cleaning, to get your carpet thoroughly cleaned.

Keep your home looking great and your family healthy and safe. Keep that vacuum cleaner working, use it several times a week, but also schedule a professional carpet cleaning appointment. Carpet manufacturers recommend yearly professional carpet cleaning to uphold their warranty and extend the life of your carpets.