If you’re vacuuming every spill on your carpet, you may be shortening the life of your vacuum. While your intentions of keeping your carpet clean are good, the fact is your vacuum has its limits, and vacuuming damp or wet carpet can shorten its lifespan. Here’s what you need to know about your vacuum, so that you know when you need to give it a rest and call in a professional carpet cleaner to deep clean your carpet. The investment could save you money and time, along with the life of your vacuum.
Moisture is Horrible for Your Vacuum
Be honest, how long have you had your vacuum? Carpets, rugs and furniture upholstery are repaired or replaced periodically, your dependable vacuum tends to be overused, maybe even abused. It doesn’t take a huge family with lots of kids and critters to cause wear and tear on your vacuum. Even a small family with no furry pets can quickly destroy a vacuum by using it as their only method of deep cleaning, instead of calling a professional to come in and do the job from time to time.
Moisture in your carpet can destroy your vacuum. If you have a habit of vacuuming your floors several times a week, or even just once a week, your vacuum could be about to give up the ghost. Why? Because even small spills and floor leaks can damage your vacuum by leading to mold, mildew and even erosion of your subfloor. Is this unavoidable? Not when you call a professional carpet cleaner to handle the cleaning that your vacuum isn’t intended to do.
Vacuums Are Not Meant To Deep Clean Carpets
Carpeting your floor is an investment, and you work hard to keep your carpets in top condition. How do you know your carpet is in great shape? Even though it looks clean, it can be hard to tell by looking. If you are depending on your vacuum to remove all of the dirt, food, fur, and pet dander, it may be leaving behind a lot that you can’t see. Your vacuum isn’t designed to suck up those annoying allergens that lead to sneezing and itchy eyes, nor is it designed to clean deep into the carpet fibers, where pet odor tends to linger.
Keeping your home really healthy is a two step process. For regular cleaning, vacuuming is an excellent way to keep your carpets looking good. For the kind of cleaning that gets way down deep into the carpet fibers to get all the dust, dirt, pet dander and other yucky stuff that your vacuum can’t get, call a professional. They’ll get it done fast, and extend the life expectancy of both your carpet and your vacuum.