There is nothing like the feel of carpet on your bare feet–it beats the cold feel of hard flooring any day. The only problem with carpets is many folks just don’t realize why their carpets get so dirty, even with regular vacuuming. Your carpet can actually hold more than four times its weight in dirt and allergens. Dust from outside, pets, smoke, children (or careless adults), the leftovers from a hard day at work…These all collect in our carpets and decrease their lifespan.
The truth is that carpets can absorb one pound of dirt per square yard before the surface starts to look dirty. This dirt gets between the fibers and will grind on the fabric, leading to more obvious traffic paths in your home. The best way to get rid of this dirt is to hire a professional carpet cleaning service, and almost all carpet manufacturers recommend hot water extraction as the best way to clean carpets.