When was the last time you cleaned your carpets? How do you decide it’s time? Do you take a look at it and when it gets a certain color to you call us? Do you do it every so many months…years? Many times people choose arbitrary deadlines for carpet cleaning, but the leading agency on pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency, has created official guidelines on when you should get your carpets cleaned.
If you are a non-smoking couple and don’t live in extremely dusty, muddy or cold climate, then congratulations you get the longest period between carpet cleanings. They suggest 6-12 months between cleanings. That changes if you’re living in a dusty area such as Arizona or other desert climates. With all that dust getting tracked in, they suggest every two months. For those of in Illinois that have to deal with extreme cold temperatures and the constant barrage of rain and snow, they suggest every 4-6 months. If you live areas of high humidity like Illinois in summer, then they also suggest 4-6 months.
You know smoking can increase health insurance and life insurance premiums, but it also impacts carpet cleaning. Cigarette smoke is made of many toxins and pollutants that infiltrate every aspect of your home from your clothes and ceiling to floors. If you live in a normal temperate climate then you only get 4 months between cleanings. Dusty areas cut that in half to only two months. If you need carpet cleaning in La Salle, Ill. where you’re stuck in high humidity and cold climates, then it should be cleaned every 3-4 months.
We know that babies can be disgusting. When stuff isn’t coming out from one end, it’s coming out the other. As they age, the throw food and crawl around the house picking up anything and putting it their mouth. Homes with young children need to be especially clean not only because children are dirty, but also because it needs to be safe for them. The EPA suggest normal climates be cleaned every six months. Dusty climates need cleaned every month. Illinois’ climate probably deserves the every 3 month cleaning in accordance with extreme cold temperatures and high humidity areas. Oxy Green’s cleaning methods are safe for children and pets.
Young Children with Pets
When you add kids and pets, things get a little more complicated. You’re taking the dirtiness and health needs of children and adding the dirt and dander of pets. Anyone that owns a dog or cat knows that hair goes everywhere and let’s not get into the fact that cats poo in a box. Normal climates only get 3-6 months for cleanings. Dusty climates need cleaned monthly. Extreme cold and humid climates should be cleaned every two months. Once again, our methods are safe for pets and children.