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Vacuuming Does NOT Count as Carpet Cleaning

A popular item on many household cleaning checklists is to vacuum the carpets weekly and spot-treat any time you see a stain. It’s just that easy to keep your carpets clean, right?

Wrong. What you’re unaware of is that vacuuming is not enough and neither is steam cleaning your carpets yourself. Does the thought of renting a machine, physically carrying it around and having to figure out how to use it properly even appeal to you anyway? And, just think about who (or what) it may have been used for previously. It’s exhausting to even think about.

There is a reason why the majority of carpet manufacturers state on their warranty that in order to keep it valid, your carpet must be professionally steam cleaned every 12-24 months. And that’s because professional steaming is the only way to properly remove the majority of indoor allergens from your home without leaving moisture for mold to grow.

With millions of Americans suffering from indoor allergies, keeping your indoor air clean has a lot to do with keeping your carpets clean. Unlike vacuuming, steam is the only way to effectively lift dust from deep within your carpet. Vacuums just push the dirt and dust further into your carpet eventually wearing down your carpet’s fibers.

Professional machines are the only way to remove the steam’s moisture from the carpet when cleaning is done. With a low-grade machine, run by an inexperienced individual, you risk the possibility of leaving moisture in your carpet creating the perfect environment for mold to grow in your home.

So, should you skip vacuuming off your to-do list? Absolutely not! It still remains the easiest way to keep carpets and area rugs clean between steams, along with removing surface dust particles from your carpet fibers. Just remember when you do it, be sure to vacuum slowly. Doing so vibrates the carpet fibers enough to really suck up those abrasive dust particles we’d like to get rid of.

For all of your carpet cleaning needs, be sure to give our team of professionals at Taylored Restoration a call! We’re here to make your indoor air a whole lot cleaner.

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