How many times in a year can I wash my carpets?
For many years the question of how many times you can clean your carpets has been hotly debated within the carpet cleaning world. You have one side that feels passionately that carpets should not be washed more than once per year. We have another side which feels that if the right process is used, carpets can be cleaned every day if the client so wishes. The lines have been drawn, and each carpet cleaning company has taken aside.
The answer is carpeted can be cleaned as many times as the client wishes. I will explain why I am so sure at this point.
The solution is used in carpet cleaning have changed over the years
One of the most important points in carpet cleaning is making sure you use the right solution for the job. There are many factors which determine what type of solution to use. There is firstly the type of carpet, is it a normal carpet or weave carpet. Another reason could be the type of staining on the carpet. So different solution would be used in a restaurant to that of a home. Many years ago carpet cleaning solutions would use some strong and harsh chemicals. These chemicals would have to be rinsed from the carpet. If any trace of these chemicals was left behind. It may have harmful side-effects for the house owners. Over time these chemicals will make safer and safer. Where now we actually have incredibly green and friendly solutions that are biodegradable. This means that no trace of the chemicals is left behind. Leaving a fresh clean carpet with nothing else. This change in the solutions we use is one of my reasons for carpet cleaning to be done more often than in the past.
We use less water in carpet cleaning than before
As carpet cleaning has made advances in solutions it uses, there have also been advances in equipment used in carpet cleaning. Carpet cleaning machines have been improved upon year after year where they now have amazing results compared to what was possible 10 years ago. The water pressure which beats down on the carpet has increased by 100 or 200%. This helps to break down any sort of areas of the carpet. The suction rate has also increased. The Vacuums which are based in carpet cleaning machines have become much stronger than ever before. This means that the water in the carpet can be sucked up adding greater rate. Leaving a much drier carpet. This is actually quite an important point. As one of the most important things on a client’s mind is how quickly the carpets all dry. However, it has also been a reason suggested as to why carpets should not be cleaned so often as water left behind can damage to carpets. With more water being removed from the carpets once cleaned, carpets can be cleaned more often.
So these are my reasons along with over 20 years of experience in the carpet cleaning industry, for believing that you can wash your carpets as many times as possible. As long as the carpet cleaning company you use, have eco-friendly solutions and the latest in carpet cleaning equipment.