You would be hard pressed not to find this noisy, electrical and often underused mechanical device in any home, apartment or business.
What is it? The vacuum cleaner. You know, that silent machine in your closet that comes to life when you plug it in and push the power button. That thing that buzzes all over the carpet as you chase it around the house. The problem with the vacuum cleaner is that we trust it too much. No, we're not saying you shouldn't vacuum your carpet, but you should vacuum at least once a week per occupant on average for the main areas. Whereas the bedrooms you might vacuum less frequently. We all know that proper vacuuming is important in caring for the carpet, though some feel that vacuuming is equal to carpet cleaning. That's simply not true.
Professional carpet cleaning removes so much more soil than a vacuum can remove. Yet it has been reported that consumers feel that frequent vacuuming removes the dust and grime from their floors and they can either skip or prolong regular carpet cleaning. That's not the case. A good vacuum, no matter how powerful or advanced, removes only dry soil. Which is the stuff that is tracked in every day, and should be removed every day. Vacuums don't, however, remove the sticky and greasy soil stuck to the carpet fibers. Professional cleaning is needed to remove that kind of grime. Compare this to washing your car with a dry rag...or brushing your hair and skipping the shower and shampoo...or- well, you get the point. You need quality cleaning, deep carpet cleaning, to get your carpet thoroughly cleaned.
Do yourself a favor! Keep that vacuum cleaner working and in constant use, but also use your professional carpet cleaning pro. They know what it takes to remove ALL the dirt!
DID YOU KNOW that choosing a wool carpet or rug for your home is both good news… and sometimes bad?
The good news is selecting wool, which is a high quality fiber, means your carpet or rug will last longer, look better and retain value. The bad news is choosing wool means you won’t see as much dirt on it, and so you may not vacuum or clean it that often — which means your nice, wool carpet or rug may prematurely wear out. Why is that? Most consumers base their cleaning frequencies on appearance. That can be dangerous for any carpet or rug, or any surface, for that matter.
With wool, the physical makeup of the fiber has the characteristic of hiding dirt, especially those tiny, gritty particles that wear on the fibers. You might compare this to putting sand on a piece of Plexiglas and walking on it. The sand will act as an abrasive, damaging the surface. While wool fibers won’t damage as quickly as other fibers, such as nylon, polyester or olefin, any type of dirt or soil on them isn’t good news at all.
What you should do is talk to your Pro Care Carpet Cleaning technician about cleaning based on frequency, not appearance. Get your cleaning scheduled on a regular basis, and remember that not every situation is the same. Your home may not need as frequent cleaning as another; that’s why a professional opinion is smart. Yes, wool is good… or baaaad… depending on how you treat it.