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Does the Carpet Need Cleaning? Seven Signs That Call for Professional Carpet Cleaning Services

10/11/2022 (Permalink)

Blog Summary: SERVPRO of Media provides carpet cleaning services for homeowners in Media, PA, and surrounding communities.

SERVPRO of Media, PA, provides property damage cleanup and restoration, including carpet cleaning services. A habit of routine vacuuming and the quick cleanup of spills, stains, and mud helps keep the carpet serviceable and presentable between cleanings. Outlined below are seven signs that carpeting in Media, PA, homes needs a professional deep cleaning.

#1. The carpet no longer matches the upholstery and drapes.

If the carpet’s original color is a mystery and no longer matches the décor, the services of a professional carpet cleaning company are needed. Discoloration sends a strong signal that the carpet needs attention. High-traffic areas typically show wear and dirt by turning a darker shade.

#2. Carpet hygiene has long since been abandoned.

If the habit of taking shoes off at the door has been replaced by the habit of leaving shoes on and tracking grime throughout the home, the carpet not only needs a deep clean but also thorough disinfection and sanitization. Shoes track dirt, grease, and pathogens throughout the residence, making the carpet unsightly and unsanitary.

#3. Carpeting retains its stains.

The impulse is to let mud and spills set up so they will be easier to clean. If a stain has the opportunity to dry, the carpet can be permanently damaged. Pet stains demand immediate attention; otherwise, the stain will not be able to be removed from the carpet. Professional skills and industry-leading cleaning products must be applied to remedy the blemish.

#4. The carpet stinks.

The occupants of a home will grow accustomed to carpet stench. The smell may be noticeable after the homeowner returns from being away from the house for several hours. Close friends and family may comment on the foul smell when visiting. If strangers mention the scent, it is time to schedule a professional carpet cleaning.

Carpet fibers can absorb odors. Scented topical treatments, which are then vacuumed, may mask the smell for a while. Smoke and pet urine call for professional-grade deep cleaning and sanitizing. A strong odor may indicate that the carpet has been stained or contaminated with a fluid.

#5. The carpet is visually unappealing.

If the carpet has taken on a dingy, grungy appearance, professional deep cleaning can refresh and revive the colors and texture. If colors and designs are muted and dull, and if the texture is matted and crushed, a good cleaning will restore the luster, vibrance, and fluffiness of the floor covering. Some carpet manufacturers require that their products receive a particular type of cleaning, and violation of the manufacturer’s specifications may render the warranty null and void.

#6. The carpet is no longer soft and luxurious.

If the carpet feels rough, hard, gritty, or compressed, it is probably loaded with dirt, sand, pet hair, or other debris. Give the carpet a “white sock” test. Rub a clean white sock over several spots on the carpet. If the sock is dirty, it may be time for a cleaning.

#7. The carpet is so old it is valuable.

Premium carpets may be manufactured with delicate materials. Antique or oriental rugs may be woven with wool or other animal hair. These fibers require special training and expertise to safely and effectively clean without ruining the materials or disturbing the colors. Some modern, common fibers require special attention, such as nylon carpeting. Over time, the carpet may flatten and lose luster. A competent, knowledgeable, professional carpet cleaning can revive these delicate carpets.

When carpets need cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing, trust the carpet cleaning professionals at SERVPRO® of Media. The IICRC-certified team has the knowledge, training, and expertise to clean carpet that suffers from the normal wear and tear and dirt and grime of everyday use. Because SERVPRO of Media is a full-service damage restoration and cleaning company, technicians also are able to clean and restore carpet that has been involved in a property damage disaster involving fire, smoke, and water damage. Pet stains, nicotine, body fluids, and biohazard cleanup and restoration are carpet cleaning challenges the SERVPRO team overcomes on a regular basis. For effective, professional carpet cleaning solutions, SERVPRO of Media is an excellent choice for homeowners in Media, PA, and neighboring communities.

For more information about the cleaning and damage restoration company, email SERVPRO® of Media at office@SERVPROmedia.com or call the office at (610) 566-5720.

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