If you’ve been considering having your carpets cleaned, you may have found some conflicting views on the best time of year to get it done. We’ve been cleaning carpets for over 30 years, and while anytime of year is a good time to clean your carpets if they are in need of a good cleaning, there is no reason to delay getting your carpets cleaned just because it is wintertime. Here are four reasons why a winter carpet cleaning may be the best idea:
1. The Winter Season Usually Produces Additional Foot Traffic
The first reason a winter carpet cleaning makes the most sense is because it’s very likely that your carpets are the most dirty during the winter. There are multiple holidays throughout December and January, which can lead to an increase in visitors and foot traffic throughout your home. The salt from snow can be especially deceiving since it is hard to see on light-colored carpets. In addition to an increase in dirt coming into your home, it’s highly likely that because you and your family are staying indoors more often, you’re also producing more indoor allergens such as food crumbs, spills, cooking oils, or pet dander. These sorts of “pollutants” can accumulate very quickly if you’re not regularly cleaning your carpets.
2. You Spend The Most Time Indoors During the Winter
Similarly, the second reason you should clean your carpets in the winter is because you spend more time indoors during the winter than the other months. Not only do you have more allergen and dust build up in your carpets, but you’re also staying inside more often, kicking up those particles and breathing in those allergens. Because you live indoors for the majority of the winter, your air quality needs to be as good as possible, especially if you have a pet or someone in your family with allergies. Freshly cleaned carpets can really help keep your air free from possible allergens.
3. Your Carpet Will Actually Dry Faster in the Winter
A common myth we hear from customers avoiding a winter carpet cleaning is that they think it will take longer for the carpets to dry when they can’t open the windows. Avoiding this situation makes perfect sense when you’re spending most of your time indoors. However, contrary to popular belief, your steam-cleaned carpets will actually dry faster when the temperature outside is cold. A cold outside temperature means the air inside is likely warm and dry. This allows for the water molecules in the damp carpet to be absorbed faster by the warmer, dryer air. Galaxy’s Finest has perfected their steam cleaning process to use the perfect amount of moisture while maximizing efficiency.
4. Carpet Cleaners Are Usually Less Busy During the Winter
While this may not be a deal breaker, it is true that the winter months can typically be the slower months for a lot of carpet cleaning professionals. You can take advantage of their slower times and more flexible schedules to ensure the carpet cleaning process fits your hectic life, not the other way around.
We recommend you steam clean your carpets at least once a year, twice if you have a pet or someone with allergies. Consider getting a carpet cleaning towards the beginning of winter, such as in December, so your carpets are free from allergens through the months you’re spending the most time indoors.
Take your shoes off at your doors to help reduce the amount of dirt and salt brought into your home and onto your carpets.
You should be vacuuming at least once a week to help remove dust and large particles from your carpet. Vacuum more often if you have pets or someone in your home with allergies.
Viruses and bacteria can live in dirty carpet for days, if not weeks. These pollutants can be kicked into the air when people walk on the carpet, putting those in the area at risk of breathing in these pollutants.
We recommend you get your carpets professionally steam cleaned at least once a year, twice if you have a pet or someone with allergies. Galaxy’s Finest has year-round specials to get the job done whenever you’re ready. Check out our positive reviews.
Consider getting a carpet cleaning towards the beginning of winter, such as in December, so your carpets are free from allergens through the months you’re spending the most time indoors.
Cleaning your upholstery will improve the cleanliness of your furniture and help in keeping your indoor air quality high during the winter.