Should You Clean Your Carpet or Use a Carpet Deodoriser?

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A clean and fresh home is essential for all homeowners who frequently entertain guests. Among the various aspects of maintaining a clean-living space, the condition of your carpets plays a crucial role. But when it comes to carpet maintenance, a common question arises: Should you rely on carpet deodorisers to freshen up your carpets, or is it necessary to invest in professional carpet cleaning services? In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits and limitations of both approaches, helping you make an informed choice that fits in with your needs and lifestyle.

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The Purpose of Carpet Deodorisers

  1. Eliminating Odours:

They Design carpet deodorisers to combat unpleasant odours that can become trapped within the fibres of your carpets. Over time, carpets can absorb various smells from pets, cooking, spills, and general everyday use. Carpet deodorisers contain fragrances that help mask these odours, leaving a pleasant scent behind.

  1. Quick and Convenient:

One of the key advantages of carpet deodorisers is their convenience. They are easy to use and require minimal effort. Simply sprinkle or spray the deodoriser on the carpet, let it sit for a specified period (according to the product instructions), and then vacuum it up. This quick application process makes deodorisers an attractive option for those looking for a temp solution to freshen up their carpets.

  1. Cost-Effective:

Carpet deodorisers are generally more affordable compared to professional carpet cleaning services. They provide a budget-friendly alternative for individuals who may not have the resources or time for frequent professional cleanings.


Limitations of Carpet Deodorisers:

  1. Superficial Solution:

While carpet deodorisers can provide a temporary solution to mask odours, they do not address the underlying cause of the smells. They merely cover up the odours rather than eliminate them completely. If there is deep-seated dirt, pet dander, or stains within the carpet fibres, deodorisers alone cannot effectively remove them.

  1. Limited Cleaning Power:

Carpet deodorisers are primarily fragrance-based products and do not possess the same cleaning power as professional carpet cleaning methods. They don’t design deodorisers to remove dirt, allergens, or tough stains. Over time, the build-up of dirt and debris can affect the carpet’s appearance and overall cleanliness.

  1. Allergen Build-up:

Carpets can trap allergens such as pollen, dust mites, and pet dander, which can cause allergic reactions and respiratory issues. Carpet deodorisers do not eliminate these allergens. In fact, they can sometimes contribute to allergen build-up by adhering to the carpet fibres, making it difficult to remove them during vacuuming altogether.

  1. Residue Concerns:

Some carpet deodorisers may leave behind a residue on the carpet after application. This residue can attract more dirt and cause the carpet to become dirty more quickly. It may also make subsequent professional cleaning more challenging, as they must thoroughly remove all the residue.


So, carpet deodorisers can provide a quick and convenient way to freshen up your carpets temporarily. They are limited in their ability to clean deeply, remove stains, and eliminate allergens. To maintain a truly clean and healthy carpet, periodic professional carpet cleaning is essential to address the underlying issues and maintain the longevity and appearance of your carpets.


The Importance of Professional Carpet Cleaning

  1. Deep Cleaning and Stain Removal:

Professional carpet cleaning services offer a comprehensive approach to carpet maintenance. They utilise advanced cleaning techniques and equipment that can penetrate deep into the carpet fibres, effectively removing dirt, dust, allergens, and stains. Unlike surface-level cleaning with vacuuming or carpet deodorisers, a professional cleaning can reach the hidden layers of your carpet, ensuring a thorough and deep clean. This enhances the appearance of your carpets and improves indoor air quality by eliminating trapped pollutants.

  1. Health Benefits:

Carpets can harbour allergens, bacteria, and other microorganisms that can impact your health, especially if you suffer from allergies or respiratory conditions. Professional carpet cleaning helps remove these contaminants, reducing the risk of allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and other respiratory issues. By creating a healthier indoor environment, professional cleaning can contribute to your overall well-being and that of your family.

  1. Preservation of Carpet Lifespan:

Carpets are a significant investment in your home, and regular professional cleaning can help extend their lifespan. Over time, dirt and debris can accumulate within the carpet fibres, leading to wear and tear. Professional cleaning removes these particles, preventing them from damaging the carpet’s structure and preserving its appearance and texture. By maintaining the condition of your carpets, you can avoid the need for premature replacements and save on costs in the long run.

  1. Time and Convenience:

High-paid retired elderly individuals and busy professionals often have packed schedules, leaving them with limited time for household chores. Hiring professional carpet cleaners allows you to delegate the cleaning task to experts who have the necessary skills, knowledge, and equipment to handle the job efficiently. They will take care of all the aspects of the cleaning process, saving you valuable time and effort.

  1. Expertise and Experience:

Professional carpet cleaners have extensive experience in dealing with various types of carpets, stains, and cleaning challenges. They possess the knowledge to identify the specific needs of your carpets and select the most appropriate cleaning methods and solutions. This expertise ensures that your carpets are treated with care. This will minimise the risk of damage and achieve optimal results.

  1. Customised Solutions:

Professional carpet cleaning services can tailor their approach to meet your specific requirements. Whether you have delicate or high-traffic carpets, they can adapt their cleaning techniques to suit the material and condition of your carpets. This personalised approach ensures that your carpets receive the best possible treatment, maximising their cleanliness and longevity.


So, as you can see, professional carpet cleaning offers benefits that go beyond surface-level cleaning. It provides deep cleaning, stain removal, improved indoor air quality, and the preservation of your carpet’s lifespan. By entrusting the job to professionals, you can enjoy a clean and healthy home without compromising your valuable time and effort.


Finding the Right Balance

While professional carpet cleaning offers numerous advantages, we understand that time constraints and budget considerations may influence your decision. To strike a balance between convenience and maintaining a clean home, we recommend a combination of both approaches. Regular professional carpet cleaning, supplemented by the occasional use of carpet deodorisers between cleanings, can provide optimal results. This approach ensures that your carpets receive deep cleaning when needed while also keeping your home smelling fresh and welcoming daily.


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Written by Tracey Gilbey, Marketing

For further advice or information on our Carpet and Soft Furnishing care, please don’t hesitate to contact the Art of Clean team on 01223 901549 in Cambridge. Our services include Carpet CleaningUpholstery Cleaning, oriental and area Rug Cleaning, Curtain Cleaning, Patio and Driveway Pressure washing, Leather Cleaning, Stone and Tile Floor Cleaning and Wood Floor Sanding and Restoration. We also supply new flooring and carpets through our sister company Art of Flooring. Farthings Cambridge provides our Dry Cleaning service.


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For further advice or information on our Carpet and Soft Furnishing care, please do not hesitate to contact the Art of Clean team on 01223 901551 in Cambridge. Our services include Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, oriental and area Rug Cleaning, Curtain Cleaning, Patio, and Driveway Pressure washing, Leather Cleaning, Stone and Tile Floor Cleaning, and Wood Floor Sanding and Restoration. We also supply new flooring and carpets through our sister company Art of Flooring. Farthings Cambridge provides our Dry-Cleaning service

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