Carpets cover the floors of our office buildings, homes, airplanes, airports and restaurants, adding up to more than 1.6 billion square yards of carpet being installed annually. With the average cost per square yard of carpet installed ranging from $12 - $55, depending on its quality grade, you might be a homeowner or business owner wondering whether or not such an investment is cost effective, and if so, how you can extend the life of your carpet.
Although the location of the carpet and the associated foot traffic play a role in the natural wearing out of carpet over time, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) estimates that the standard life expectancy for carpet is between 8 and 10 years. The general rule of thumb is that life expectancy is "dependent on maintenance and the amount of foot traffic the floor endures." [InterNACHI]
With the economy still gaining traction, regular professional carpet cleanings maximize your investment and give you the biggest bang for your buck by strengthening the longevity of your carpet. According to CleanLink, the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) makes the following recommendation in order to prolong the life span of carpet:
"Proper, consistent carpet maintenance is critical to extend the life of your carpet and to sustain an optimum performance and appearance level and a healthy indoor environment. The Carpet and Rug Institute encourages facilities managers, designers, maintenance personnel and any others responsible for commercial carpet maintenance to develop and sustain a complete maintenance program for all commercial facilities."
But how much maintenance is needed?
It might be hard to see with the human eye, but unhealthy substances are being invisibly transferred onto your carpet, slowly but surely wearing down the fibers and damaging the look and feel of the material. Exhaust, asphalt, pollen, dust, airborne grease, dirt and food particles all contribute to an unhealthy and unclean carpet over time. Additionally, oil is corrosive in nature and will continue to deteriorate your carpets if left unattended (this is especially true in restaurants).
The takeaway here is just because your carpet "looks" clean doesn't mean that it's actually clean.That's why we recommend getting your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year, and every 4-6 months if you have pets or allergies. The cleaner you keep your carpet, the longer it will last. Regular vacuuming between professional cleanings is another important step in extending its life.
When you take the first step in developing a carpet maintenance plan, you'll want to choose a trustworthy carpet cleaning vendor you can depend on for a consistent, affordable and thorough job done right, every time without exception.
At JD Hill Carpet Cleaning, our state-of-the-art high powered machine heats water to over 280 degrees, creating steam that kills bacteria and other impurities in your carpet. In addition to the high heat steam and water, we apply a cleaning solution and then use a powerful wand tool to suck out all of the dirt, grime and other unseen creatures out of your carpet, leaving it as fresh and clean as new.
Our steam carpet cleaning method kills and removes:
* Dust mites
* Dirt-attracting oils
When you choose JD Hill Carpet Cleaning, you can always rest assured that:
* All of our employees have been hand-picked for experience, competence and courtesy.
* We will never add any hidden charges - the initial quote will be the all-inclusive end price.
* Our pet urine and odor removal service is 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
* Your carpets will not incur any damage from the cleaning process.