Here’s something about carpet soiling you probably didn’t know. This is the stuff you never hear a carpet cleaner or carpet salesman say.
First, it’s important to remember carpet is a fabric. It’s the most miraculous fabric commonly used by man. You walk on it every day and it holds up for years, right? If it were any other fabric, like bed sheets, what would carpet look like after it was walked on for six months?
What do experts recommend?
Like the sheets on your bed, carpet needs regular cleaning. Even the U.S. Environment Protection Agency recommends that homes with carpet have cleaning done at least every 1 – 2 years to maintain a healthy indoor environment. Carpet makers recommend professional cleaning every 1 -2 years even if the carpet doesn’t appear dirty. Carpet can look clean but hold up to 10 lbs of dry soil in a one square foot area.
In fact, the BEST time to clean carpet is BEFORE it appears soiled. You don’t wash the sheets on your bed when they look dirty. You clean them because you know they need regular cleaning. If you wait until the fabric appears soiled, cleaning will help, but there could be residual staining.