Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until Spring to Get Your Carpets Cleaned

by Gail Brumfield

We all know the importance of spring cleaning, but what about winter cleaning? Most people spend far more time indoors during winter than any other season, which means that the pollutants trapped inside our homes will have the most drastic effects on our health during this time. Getting your carpets cleaned by a professional is about so much more than just aesthetics. Carpet cleaning is a vital part of maintaining a clean, healthy home, and that’s more important than ever in the winter months.

Your carpets are always silently working to filter contaminants out of the air in your home. Carpets trap things like bacteria, allergens, dust, and dirt inside their fibers and prevent them from being inhaled by you and your family. After a few months, your carpets will become saturated with dirt and dust, and they won’t be able to clean your home’s air anymore until they’re deeply cleaned.

Getting your carpets cleaned by a professional is the only way to ensure that your carpets are free from contaminants and ready to get back to work keeping your home’s air clean and healthy. Since you most likely won’t leave your windows and doors open during the winter like you would in other seasons, it’s even more important that the air in your home gets cleaned and decontaminated by your carpets because the flow of fresh outdoor air will be stifled.

Winter also brings the holiday season along with it, and you may be planning to have friends and family coming to your home to enjoy holiday festivities. Whenever you have guests over, it’s natural to want your home to look its best. Professional carpet cleaning services will not only remove contaminants from your carpets, but they’ll leave them looking bright and new again. You’d be surprised at how freshly cleaned carpets can dramatically transform your entire home.

You may notice that your carpets get dingy and dirty faster during the winter months. This is most likely because of a combination of snowmelt and road ice being tracked into your home. The moisture from tracked-in snowmelt makes dirt, dust, and grime stick to your carpets more readily, making the surface of your carpets look dull and dirty. Road and sidewalk salt can get so deeply embedded into your carpets that if left untreated, they can cause permanent damage to your carpets.

Five Star Chem Dry

Getting your carpets professionally cleaned during the winter is crucial to your home’s health and the longevity of your carpets. Since winter tends to be a slower time for many carpet cleaning companies, you’ll probably be able to get an appointment right away at a time that’s convenient for you.

Five Star Chem-Dry offers carpets cleaning services that work better and clean deeper than typical steam cleaning services. Five Star Chem-Dry uses a carpet cleaning method called Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) that’s unique to Chem-Dry. HCE was designed to clean for your health and leave you with beautiful looking carpets. The carbonation used in HCE lifts dirt, dust, allergens, and bacteria from deep within the fibers of your carpet to the surface where powerful extraction equipment easily whisks it all away.

HCE is a low water method that uses 80% less water than typical steam cleaning, so your carpets will dry in just two hours instead of multiple days. And, because winter is typically the driest season of the year, your carpets will be able to dry even faster if you get them cleaned during the winter months. Five Star Chem-Dry will leave you will beautiful carpets and a cleaner, healthier home for the holiday season.