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Carpets are the ideal flooring option for many homes in Virginia Beach. They offer warmth for your feet, prevent dirt and dust from spreading, and are an “energy conserver” by retaining warm air. Like many people, you have probably questioned: how do you know when your carpets need a good, thorough professional cleaning? Whether your carpets are light or dark in color, dirt can often be hidden in disguise. Keep your carpets clean and healthy with the following tips.

High Traffic

If you have a busy home — one that occupies children and pets — then you know it doesn’t take long for a spill to occur, and a stain to soak in. The amount of traffic your carpets receive will determine how often you need to clean them. Do you have pets? Do you smoke? Do you have children? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, the general rule of thumb is to clean your carpets every three, six or twelve months. If you live alone and your carpets don’t have any visible stains, cleaning them every twelve to eighteen months should be sufficient.

Regular Up-Keep

You want the healthiest home possible, one that is clean and free of dirt and grime where you walk, live, and even breathe. So don’t you want to keep your carpets looking like new again? One of the common myths of new carpets is that they shouldn’t be cleaned too frequently for fear that the fibers in the material will tear and become broken down.

The truth is there’s no such thing as cleaning it “too much.” This is because while carpets can be the perfect flooring choice, they trap in dirt, dust, hair, stains and odors quickly. For this reason, it can be difficult — sometimes impossible to the naked eye — to know that your carpets do in fact need a cleaning unless you commit to a three, six or twelve-month cleaning rule.

How to Tell When It’s Time

Take a good look at your carpets. Walk around your living room, hallways and bedrooms. Do you notice any dark spots or traffic patterns? Walk around the couch (where spills are likely to occur), or around your bed. Observe those high traffic areas in which you eat and drink; where your dog or cat tends to sleep, and where your children play and eat. Are there discolorations in those high-traffic areas?

Take note — if you notice dirty areas of your rug or carpet, you’re well overdue for a professional carpet cleaning from Southside Chem-Dry. Chem-Dry also offers at-home cleaning products that are designed to keep your carpets, fabrics and upholstery looking clean in-between professional cleanings. Our range of cleaning products includes everything you need to remove the majority of household stains, from food and dirt, to grease and oil stains and pet odors.

While there are many carpet cleaning services and products available, why not choose the healthiest one for you, your home and the environment? Chem-Dry’s products and services give you not only a deeper clean, but a healthier one! That way, you can restore your carpets to be as clean and healthy as possible in no time at all.

Give Southside Chem-Dry a call in Va Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth & Chesapeake at: (757)471-0087.

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