3 Signs Telling You it’s Time to Get Your Carpets Cleaned

Posted on September 15th, 2017

If you see these signs, it is probably time to get your carpet cleaned. Since you live in your house every day, it can be easy to not notice your carpets getting dirty. But it is a good idea to take a minute and just look at your carpet to see if it is in need of some upkeep. Here are three signs to look for:

 

  1. Stains

Even if you don’t have any kids, it is easy to get stains on your carpet. Pets are one way, but friends and family can also have an effect on carpets. Pretty much everyone is going to spill something at some point, and stains really degrade the look of carpet. Schedule regular cleanings to prevent stains from building up and looking worse and worse over time, especially if you have a party or some other event where lots of people will see your carpets.

  1. Mildew

If your home tends to be humid, then mildew can be a problem. It is actually possible for mildew and mold to grow inside your carpet. This can look bad, but also can cause some serious health issues. You will often smell mildew when you enter a home with it. Take care of this promptly, as it can easily get out of hand. Get a dehumidifier if you have consistent issues with mold or mildew.

  1. Shading

You may not be familiar with this term, but shading is when your carpet has areas that are flattened out and looks dirty. Generally, you will notice shading in areas that have a lot of traffic, such as stairs and hallways. Shading is caused by the carpet pile being either damaged, flattened, or both. The best way to prevent shading is through regular carpet cleanings.

 

Before the winter and snow come, it is a great time to have your carpets cleaned. Snow and water can put a lot of dirt into your carpets over the winter. A good rule of thumb is to have your carpets cleaned in the fall and in the spring. Obviously, if you have a big spill or notice that your carpet is just incredibly dirty, have it cleaned accordingly.