Most experts recommend that you have your carpets professionally cleaned every six to 18 months. However, this is a big time frame. Fortunately, carpets will often give you warning signs that they are need of professional cleaning, letting you know when it needs to be done. Here are four of the top signs that it is time to have your carpeting professionally cleaned.


Your Carpet Stinks

Your carpet can absorb scents. This may include musk, pet odor, cigarette odors and food smells. If your carpet smells, try sprinkling baking soda over the carpet and letting it sit overnight before vacuuming it away. If the carpet still smells, it may be time to have it professionally cleaned. Professional cleaning can help pull odors out of the fibers, leaving you with a fresh, clean smelling carpet.


Stains are Reappearing

Many people have stains in high traffic areas. If you have cleaned the brown or black marks and they simply keep reappearing as people walk over the carpet, it is likely time to have your carpets professionally cleaned. The soaps that are used for do-it-yourself carpet cleanings can actually attract more dirt and dust when used for a prolonged period. Professional carpet cleaning can remove all of the soap, dirt and dust build up, leaving you with clean looking carpets.


The Carpet is Flat

As your carpets is stepped on, sat on or played on, the fibers begin to compress. Over time, they can begin to look flat, making your carpet look old or matted. Carpet cleaning helps to lift the fibers back up again, making the carpet look as good as possible. However, it is important to keep in mind that older carpets begin to lose some of their fiber content, which may mean that they will never look new again. If your carpet has been professionally cleaned and it still looks flat, it may be time to invest in new carpeting.


The Carpet is Lighter Under the Furniture

The last sign that it may be time to have your carpets professionally cleaned is having lighter carpets under your furniture. You may not notice your carpet is dirty until you lift up the edge of a couch or move an ottoman. If you can tell the difference in color under hidden and exposed carpet, your carpet is overdue for cleaning.


Is your carpet showing signs that it needs to be professionally cleaned? Then give CCS Cleaning & Restoration a call. We are professional cleaners who can help with carpet cleaning, pet odor cleaning, rug cleaning, leather cleaning, upholstery cleaning, fire damage cleaning, mold cleanup and remediation, water cleanup from flooding and tile cleaning in the Faribault, Lakeville, Burnsville, Apple Valley and Prior Lake, MN areas. Contact us now to schedule an appointment or obtain a free estimate.