Well, fear not! In this blog, we’re here to give you the lowdown on what happens of you don’t clean your carpet. Be warned this will go deep into the not-so-pretty consequences of ignoring your carpets and, most importantly, how you can help yourself maintain a cleaner and healthier home.
At the end I will add the interview where Pierre kindly helped me to get to the bottom of this subject… the uncut version!
1. The Dust Mites Take Over
Imagine a world where tiny creatures thrive in your carpet fibres, feasting on dead skin cells and other debris – not a pleasant thought, right? Well, that’s precisely what happens when you don’t clean your carpets regularly. Dust mites, these microscopic pests, can lead to allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues. To keep them at bay, vacuum your carpets at least once a week. A vacuum with a HEPA filter is even more effective at capturing these unwelcome guests.
2. Lingering Odours
Remember that time you spilled your morning coffee, or your pet had an accident on the carpet? If you don’t clean up those spills promptly, they’ll become a breeding ground for bacteria and mould. The result? Lingering odours that can make your home feel less inviting. To tackle these Odours, use a mixture of baking soda and water to blot the affected area, followed by a thorough cleaning with a carpet cleaner.
3. Stains Become Stubborn
Those wine spills, muddy footprints, and sauce splatters – they may seem harmless at first, but if left untreated, they can become stubborn stains that refuse to budge. The key is to act quickly. Blot the stain with a clean cloth to soak up as much liquid as possible, and then use a carpet cleaner specifically made for the type of stain you’re dealing with. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to remove those unsightly marks.
4. Carpet Wear and Tear
Carpets bear the brunt of daily foot traffic, and if you neglect them, they’ll show signs of wear and tear much sooner. High-traffic areas will become matted and discoloured, making your home look less appealing. To extend the life of your carpet, use rugs or runners in high-traffic zones and consider professional deep cleaning at least once a year. It’ll not only refresh your carpet but also help maintain its longevity.
5. Allergens Lurk Everywhere
As we mentioned earlier, dust mites are a common allergen found in neglected carpets. But there’s more! Pet dander, pollen, and lots of other allergens can accumulate in your carpet, triggering allergic reactions and making life miserable for you and your family. Regular vacuuming, along with periodic deep cleaning, can significantly reduce allergen levels in your home.
6. The Uninvited Guests – Pests
Another surprising consequence of neglecting your carpet is the potential for pest infestations. Insects like fleas and ticks can take refuge in your carpet fibres, especially if you have pets. To prevent this, vacuum your carpet frequently, wash your pet’s bedding regularly, and consider using pet-safe pest control products.
Interview with Pierre:
Now that you know what happens if you don’t clean your carpet, it’s time to take action! Regular maintenance is the only way to a clean and healthy home. Vacuuming, tackling stains promptly, and scheduling professional deep cleanings are all essential steps to ensure your carpets remain fresh and inviting.
So, busy homeowners of East Anglia, don’t let neglect turn your beautiful carpets into a nightmare. Take charge of your home’s cleanliness, and your carpets will thank you with years of comfort and style. Happy cleaning!
Written by Tracey Gilbey, Marketing and Admin Coordinator at Art of Clean.
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. Our Dry-Cleaning service is provided by Farthings Cambridge