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Why should you get your carpets cleaned??

Funny enough, those of us “in the industry” come across cases, quite regularly, where a home owner (or renter) will indicate that they never clean their carpets! Ewww! Right now, some of you are turning bright red because you also have never cleaned your carpet.

Rather remarkable given that we take for granted that we wash ourselves and our clothes on rather regular basis. Can you imagine, never washing your clothes? Might explain your pronounced lack of friends.

So, allow me to enlighten you as to some of the reasons why you should steam clean your carpets at least every 12 to 18 months. Not to mention, vacuum them at least weekly.


Health Reasons: Dirty carpets are a breeding ground for bacteria, germs, mold and mildew! Did you know that allergists actually favour carpeting in the house over hardwoood or tiles. This is because it serves to trap airborne dust and debris that would normally be carried up into the air we breath with every draft or gust of wind. However, if that dust and debris is allowed to remain in carpet, it becomes a major irritant to allergy sufferers.

Mold and mildew allow the growth of bacteria that can be potentially hazardous to your health. We spend more than 50% of our time in our home and, naturally, spend a fair amount of time touching or coming in contact with our carpets. When you consider that humans will touch their face on average three to five thousand times per day, do you really want to touch filthy carpets and then ingest the bacteria that lives there. I didn’t think so.


Pests!: Dirty carpets are a breeding ground for dust mites. These are microscopic creatures that live off of dead skin and hair and other organic materials found in dirty carpets. Dust mites and their carcasses (when they die) are a leading cause of skin and nasal irritations.


Odours! Phew! Yes, stinky odours…….really, why would you think that if you never clean the carpet that you’re not going to have this problem. Everything from body odours to cooking smells to musty, dusty smells. A thorough carpet cleaning will eliminate offensive odours from your carpet.


It’s good Economics! That’s right, it saves you money in the long run. The average life of a carpet is about 10 to 12 years. Thats with regular vacuuming, steamcleaning and spotting. The life of your carpet will be significantly reduced with less frequent cleaning or no cleaning at all. Did you know that most carpet manufacturers actually state that the warranty on their product is void if you don’t have your carpets professionally steam cleaned annually?


Social Reasons: Believe me, when people come to your home, they do make judgements about you based on your level of hygiene. Save yourself a great deal of awkwardness and treat your carpets to a professional steam cleaning and watch the number of friends you have on Facebook grow.

Remember folks, when it comes time to have your carpets professionally cleaned, call SmithWerks Carpet Cleaning North Vancouver 604-924-0518

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