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We all know the importance of getting an oil change every three or four months to maintain the life of our vehicles.
And it's safe to say that very few of us purposefully run down our engines by neglecting our engines of oil changes.
But for some reason, when it comes to the carpets inside of our homes, those same rules simply don't apply, in particular I am speaking of regular vacuuming of your carpets.
Large companies and schools in Atlanta seem to have become neglectful of their carpet obligations simply to cut down on budget costs. Huge mistake considering that they may have to pay 3 times as more in order to replace them. It would have been much more efficient just by keeping them clean.
This process has been referred to as "skip cleaning" and it was first made aware by building service contractors who noticed the decline in carpet quality over periods of time.
Building service contractors were the first to sound the alarm about this reduction in carpet cleaning frequencies, which is sometimes referred to as skip cleaning.
At the time, cutting down on vacuuming probably made a lot of sense cost wise, but research has shown that a clean carpet will actually last longer than a soiled or dirty one.
In Atlanta, there are usually 3 reasons that Atlanta homeowners replace their carpeting: the desire for a new look and feel, carpets that have begun to show signs of wear and tear, and just overall soiled carpets.
It has been discovered, however that most carpets never really reach their full potential This is mainly due to improperly maintaining or infrequent carpet cleaning. This has shown to cut down the life expectancy of carpets off by decades.
Whether you have an expensive grade or inexpensive grade of carpet, heavy traffic or wear and tear signs could start to be visible way before it's time with improperly cared for carpets. Such causes of heavy traffic in carpets could result from heavily walked on areas and carpet pivot points ( where the foot plants and turns usually towards a door or entrance point)
Then you have the issue of carpet "wear down" which often occurs when vacuuming your carpets is not consistent. When this happens, dirt, soil and grit can actually embed itself into the carpets which makes it harder to remove later on. This is one of the most major factors which leads to premature wear. This could easily be prevented by making sure to vacuum your carpets on a consistent basis.
When a carpet finally reaches the stage of heavy traffic lanes and carpet wear down, many homeowners and business owners usually decide to take the easy, but more expensive route by replacing the entire carpet all together.
While a lot of carpet textures were designed to purposefully hide dirt and resist soil and staining with the help of scotch guard, it should be noted that regular carpet cleaning is still very much necessary in order to extend the life of your carpets. Reduced maintenance may cut costs and time in the short term, but in the long run, you are ultimately cutting short the life expectancy of your carpets.
Take the time to upkeep and maintain those carpets. It will save you in the end. For more information or advice, contact Thunderbolt Carpet Cleaning today at 404-271-6963
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