Carpeting offers an excellent foundation for a comfortable home environment. Not only is it designed to be soft and cushy under bare feet, but it is also durable and sound-absorbing. But carpets also require regular cleaning. Those high traffic areas seem to need it more often. Can deep carpet cleaning help?
Some areas of your carpet will receive more traffic and use than others. This can lead to uneven wear and tear that is visible to the naked eye. It can also make it necessary to replace your carpet earlier than you planned if you don’t maintain these areas. Deep carpet cleaning can help protect your investment by refreshing high traffic areas; giving your carpets a more even appearance and extend their longevity.
Understanding the High Traffic Areas in Your Home
The high traffic areas of carpeting you need to keep an eye on will depend on the patterns of living in your home, as well as its residents. As you go about your day, consider which routes across the carpeting that you have tread on most frequently. Look out for telltale signs of wear including:
- Dark spots
- Gray lanes
- Flattening or matting of carpet fibers
- A contrast between the color and texture of the carpeting close to the wall and in the middle of the area
These are all signs that indicate deep carpet cleaning may be necessary to prevent your carpeting from becoming permanently uneven.
If you have children or pets in your home, you may notice that certain areas of carpet really take a beating. As your crawling baby becomes a toddler excited to test out her newfound speed, or your pup bounds from the living room to the front door each time a neighbor walks by, these areas of your carpet experience more pressure, more exposure to body oils and soils, and a higher risk of needing early replacement.
High traffic areas often include:
- Hallways and corridors
- In front of couches
- Around beds
- In front of closet doors
- Children and pets’ play areas
How Deep Carpet Cleaning Refreshes High Traffic Areas
The good news is that the high traffic areas of carpeting in your home are not doomed to look less appealing than those that see less use. Deep carpet cleaning can make a huge difference by removing the dirt and grime that builds up in carpet fibers due to extensive use. It also prevents those soils from causing excessive friction that wears down delicate carpet fibers.
With the Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process used by Chem-Dry, overused stretches of carpet are brought back to life. They can even regain that plush, fresh feeling that made you invest in carpets in the first place.
This process does not use the ample volumes of water that other cleaning methods rely on. This means your carpet will dry in mere hours, not days, and its fibers won’t be stressed by becoming over soaked. Moreover, HCE utilizes the power of carbonation and a detergent-free cleaning solution instead of harsh soaps. As a result, you won’t have to worry about sudsy residues being left behind that attract dirt at even faster rates than before.
We recommend deep carpet cleaning for high traffic areas 1-2 times a year for the best results. Because these spots are constantly exposed to wear and tear, as well as dirt and other contaminants, it is important to get on a regular deep cleaning schedule. Regular cleaning will prevent these substances from remaining in the carpet for long.
In between these deep carpet cleaning appointments, frequent vacuuming is a must. Regular vacuuming helps to remove the surface layer of dirt. It also will refresh the carpet pile, promoting an even texture despite heavy use.
Are you ready to learn more about how deep carpet cleaning from Chem-Dry can make a difference for high traffic areas in your home? Discover the power of our Hot Carbonating Extraction process today by calling (800) CHEM-DRY to get in touch with a Chem-Dry-technician near you.