Once again, the winter season is upon us. The freezing rain, snow, and wind of a Michigan winter is nothing new. But it is time to seriously consider the effect that severe weather has on your carpeting investment. Carpets and rugs take up a good amount of real estate in your home. Your carpets add to the personality and the warmth of your home. But consider what the gritty ice melt, snow and other debris that gets tracked in during the winter can do to damage your carpeting. Chet’s Cleaning has some tips on how you can…


If you want to keep your carpets looking new the manufacturers suggest that you have your carpets professionally cleaned once a year, (every six months if you have pets and or children.) Allergens such as dust and pet dander get trapped in your carpeting and vacuuming alone is not enough to remove them. Having your carpet professionally cleaned can help remove the bacteria that has turned your carpets into a breeding ground.


No matter how careful we are life happens, with children and pets wrestling around on the floor it is only a matter of time before there are accidents. Spilled drinks ground in afternoon snacks and pet urine from an overexcited pet… There may even some accidents that you are not aware of collecting grit and grime in high traffic areas. The carpets in our homes act as a filter for the air we breathe, keeping your carpet clean not only adds to the comfort of your home but also helps to alleviate allergens in the air as well as the odors that get trapped in the carpet fibers and improving the quality of the air in your home.


It is a good idea to remove your shoes upon entering your home during the winter, this reduces the amount of debris you bring into your home. The debris gets ground into the fibers of your carpet making it impossible for vacuuming or even running a steam cleaner over it does not help after a while. Over time the grit can do permanent damage to your carpeting.

You may also want to invest in outdoor and indoor mats to collect any debris that may stick to your shoes. These mats can also help prevent those nasty water puddles left behind from melting snow that has stuck to the bottom of your shoes.

Life is busy, and vacuuming is just not enough to keep your carpet free of dust, dander and other allergens. If your carpet has lost its luster, feels sticky or is just matted down, it is time to call in a professional carpet cleaning company, like Chet’s Cleaning servicing Birmingham Michigan and surrounding areas. Professional certified carpet cleaning technicians know what they are doing and will arrive promptly with all of the tools and training necessary to care for the carpeting in your home.

Contact Chet’s Cleaning today and keep your carpets feeling and looking fresh and vibrant throughout this cold winter season.

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