At Chem-Dry, the goal of our carpet cleaners is to help you enjoy your carpet to the fullest. Having your carpet cleaned regularly with our Hot Carbonating Extraction process can help get rid of dust and dirt that accumulates deep within your carpet. However, it’s equally important to vacuum your carpet frequently in between visits from our technicians. This will not only make your home a healthier, cleaner space to live in. It will also protect the lifespan and appearance of your carpet, making your investment last longer.
As carpet cleaning experts, our technicians see time and again that homeowners often underestimate the importance of vacuuming on a regular basis with a high-quality vacuum cleaner. We hope that by providing essential information about this common chore, more homeowners can enjoy all the benefits of well-maintained carpets.
Understanding the Benefits of Vacuuming
While there are a number of benefits that come with vacuuming your carpets, the main advantages fall into three larger categories:
- Improved physical health
Our bodies shed hair and skin cells each day, while pollen and allergens come inside from the outdoors on air currents. These particles may not be visible to the naked eye, but they accumulate on surfaces around the home and are trapped by carpet.
Without regular vacuuming to remove them, this build-up of dust can have a negative effect on your respiratory system, especially if you suffer from allergies. Vacuuming regularly easily combats this problem, promoting the overall health of your living space.
- Improved social interactions
When we neglect to vacuum often, all that dust can create musty odors and give your carpets a dingy appearance. As this occurs gradually, you may not notice it yourself. However, if you have guests over or an unexpected visitor pops by, you may quickly see from their reaction that your home isn’t as clean as you thought. You’ll have peace of mind knowing your home is ready for spontaneous visits from friends and family when you vacuum often.
- Fewer expenditures
Vacuuming is an inexpensive way to maintain your carpets, which represent a significant investment in your home. Because dirt and debris can break down delicate carpet fibers, postponing vacuuming can actually harm your carpets and shorten their lifespan. You should think of vacuuming not as a chore, but as an act of maintaining an important investment and preventing the need for an expensive replacement.
Our Carpet Cleaners’ Tips for Proper Vacuuming
You’ll get the best effects from vacuuming if you approach this task with intention. Below are our carpet cleaners’ top tips for ensuring your time spent vacuuming is as effective as possible.
- Don’t rush
You’ll pull up more dust and dirt from your carpets if you take your time and slowly pull the vacuum towards yourself. Rushing the vacuum back and forth over your carpet can damage it and doesn’t give the vacuum enough time to suck up more than the surface level of dirt.
- Vacuum from multiple directions
Make sure you’re hitting the carpet from different directions. The easiest way to think of this is to vacuum in a compass pattern - aim to vacuum from the north, south, east, and west. Additionally, make sure you vacuum as close to the edges as possible, as this is where a lot of dust accumulation occurs.
- Choose the right vacuum
You’ll only get great results from vacuuming if you use a great vacuum. When choosing your machine, consider the level of filtration and suction, ergonomics, and ease of maintenance.
- Keep your vacuum well-maintained
Without proper maintenance, your vacuum could end up expelling all the dirt and dust it’s sucking up back into the air, which is the last thing you want.
- Make a vacuuming schedule
Make vacuuming a regular part of your weekly schedule. You can even view this task as a form of gentle exercise. If your carpet receives a lot of traffic or you have pets shedding in your home, you may want to vacuum multiple times a week.
Carpet Cleaning Beyond Vacuuming
While vacuuming is essential, it isn’t the only carpet cleaning step necessary to protect both your carpet and the health of your home. Once or twice a year, depending on factors such as foot traffic, pets, and manufacturer’s recommendations, have your carpet cleaned by professional carpet cleaners such as the team at Chem-Dry. Our innovative process deep cleans carpets at the base where vacuums can’t reach. When you combine this process with regular vacuuming, your carpets will thank you.
Learn more about keeping your carpets clean with the help of our expert carpet cleaners! Give Chem-Dry a call today at (800) CHEM-DRY for details.