Can You Just Vacuum Instead of Carpet Cleaning?

By: bchauveau Sunday December 18, 2022 comments

Surface dirt on carpets & upholstery, along with loose, dry debris that floats in between carpet fibers, can be easily picked up by vacuums. Although vacuuming alone is not sufficient to remove the dirt, stains, and allergens sunk into upholstery and carpet fibers. Stains are usually only attacked by sprays and foams on their surface (where they are visible above the carpet).

To remove the remaining soil, wet cleaning methods involving abrasion and extraction are needed after vacuuming.

What is the average life of a carpet?

Quality determines how long your carpet will last. The lifespan of a low-quality carpet is often only one to five years. The life expectancy of medium quality carpet is between five and fifteen years. Taking good care of a high-quality carpet can extend its life by 15 to 25 years. To maximize the lifespan of your carpet, you must take good care of it.

Is vacuuming the same as carpet cleaning?

Vacuuming and carpet cleaning are different because carpet cleaning involves a much greater degree of cleaning. Regularly vacuuming your carpet will remove dirt and other particles that accumulate on it, but normal vacuums only brush the surface and are only temporary solutions. As time passes, dust, dirt, and allergens accumulate in your carpet, and carpet cleaning provides a much deeper clean. Furthermore, most carpet warranties require professional carpet cleaning every 12 to 24 months to remain valid. 

By loosening and removing embedded dirt, soil, and debris, carpet cleaning preserves and protects your carpet investment. It is possible for carpets to appear prematurely worn when they are scratched or pitted. As well as providing nooks and crannies to collect dirt and allergens, they can discolor and dull carpets.

If you care about your carpet, you'll need to both vacuum regularly and have it professionally cleaned at least once a year, depending on the wear your carpet endures over time.



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