Should you clean your carpets, rugs and runners in the spring after a long winter or in the summer? There’s various reasons and different times of year you may want to have your carpets cleaned, but it is time to consider summertime.
It’s a great time to rid yourself of all those lingering impurities and dirt that can cause health risks, so you can breathe easy all summer long. You’ll have a house that is healthier and cleaner to enjoy a comfortable summer season with good reason – three good reasons in fact!
#1 – Allergens
With the change of season from winter to spring, people clamour to open windows to clear the stale air out and bring fresh air in. However, with that fresh air is also pollen, mould spores, dirt and exhaust fumes that get circulated through your HVAC system and your carpet, rugs and upholstery that act as large filters.
Regular vacuuming cannot remove unsee pollutants like pollen, dander or dust mites. Tiny bugs can release their eggs and droppings which trigger allergies for so many people and can’t be seen with the naked eye. Depending on the humidity and heat of where you live, pests, dust and pollen can have a huge effect on the air quality in your house. All these pollutants can be minimized with a summer deep clean, so you can sleep and breathe easier in your home.
#2 – Outside activities
Summertime brings frequent foot traffic into the house and with it, a host of dirt. Whether people are barefoot or in flip flops enjoying a deck, patio or kicking back poolside, or perhaps mowing the lawn or gardening, it means dirt will inevitably be tracked on the floors and carpets in your house. Even if people take off their shoes, what about the people barefoot? The result is the same: dirty carpets, which lead to poor air quality in your home.
#3 – Faster drying time
Summer also lends itself to a faster drying time. Even if you have windows open or your air conditioning running, carpets and rugs will dry faster than if they were cleaned in the winter and spring. The other benefit of cleaning your carpets in the summer is not being concerned about over-wetting and slow dry times.
Summer also provides an opportunity to eliminate foot traffic on the carpets afterward, as summer and warm weather drives many of us outdoors and spending less time indoors.
Many experts recommend that you should have all your carpets and area rugs cleaned every year. Do you know why it’s important to clean your carpets annually? Dust, dirt, odours caused by moulds, dander and pollutants have made their way into the pile of your carpet or rug and the constant action of walking across it grinds them into the pile and fibre. Getting your carpets professional cleaned will extend the life of your carpet, remove dirt and allergens and have you breathing easy.