We all know that it is important to keep your house clean. Whether we stick to this advice is another thing. Skipping a few weeks of cleaning chores won’t hurt right? Well, actually it sometimes can hurt. Here are some of the serious (and not so serious) consequences of not cleaning your carpets or flooring.
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Your carpet will have a shorter lifespan
You might have paid a lot of money to get your carpets installed, so you will probably want to make the most of them. You won’t truly be getting the most out of your carpets until you begin to clean them properly. By cleaning your carpets regularly, you’ll be helping them to have a longer lifespan than they previously would have. The quality of your carpet fibres can easily be worn down by constant mud, dirt and dust being trodden into your floors. Like anything that gets in your carpet, whether that be a wine or mud stain, the longer you leave it there, the harder it will be to get rid of it.
It could pose serious health risks
Air quality is something that is so important within your home, but it’s also something that you may often forget about. After all, it is not like cleaning a cabinet or vacuuming your floors – you can see that you’re cleaning these two things. With air quality it’s different, you can’t see how clean it is, but it can actually have more of an effect on you than you think.
Dirty carpets can be pretty bad news for people who suffer from allergies. Dust, in particular, can get trapped in carpet fibres, and if these aren’t removed, they can build up and trigger allergies. Other (gross) things that can get embedded into your carpet include dead skin cells, food particles and mud from the outside world. Ideally, you don’t want to keep any of these things in your carpets for too long!
Not aesthetic to look at and could age your interiors
As we said earlier, you’ve probably invested a lot of time and money in making your home look beautiful. Don’t let your dirty carpets ruin that for you and your family. Dull carpets can really change the look of your home. It can even make rooms appear smaller. On top of this, neglecting your carpets can also make them feel worse. So what was supposed to be your soft and fluffy floors may turn into just trampled and filthy fibres.
Could cause unpleasant odours within your home
Have you got an unpleasant odour in your home that you just cannot find the source of? Your carpets could be the culprit. Carpets are a place where dirt and dust can easily penetrate, which means that eventually, your carpets could end up with a nasty smell. Unfortunately, there is no easy way of removing odours from your carpets, so a good idea here might be to get a professional carpet cleaning company involved. They will (hopefully) have the industry-standard equipment to easily remove any ingrained dirt which could be causing an unpleasant smell.
What can I do to prevent my carpet from getting dirty?
The best thing to do is to just clean your carpets regularly. Make it a twice a week thing and stick to it. Vacuuming can be your go-to carpet cleaning method. However, if you spill any stains on your carpet, remove them right away using things like carpet stain remover, baking soda and vinegar, or even dish soap can work for a multitude of different stains.
Keep your carpets clean!
The key thing to take away from this article is to clean your carpets as much as possible. By doing so, you can guarantee that your home will look great, smell great, and it might even make your carpets last longer. Take simple steps to make sure your carpets are being looked after, whether you create a ‘no shoes’ rule or get into the habit of vacuuming your floors twice a week. Every little helps when looking after your carpets. After all, they can make a huge difference to a room.