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How To Tell If Your Carpet Needs to Be Cleaned

How do I know if it's time to clean my carpet?

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Are you on the fence about if it's time to have your carpet and upholstery cleaned?  Here are five easy ways to tell.

1.  Your Allergies Are Acting Up

If you notice that your allergies are acting up at home, it might be time to have your carpet, upholstery, and area rugs cleaned.  Carpet acts like a filter to trap allergy irritants like dust, dander and dirt and keep them out of the air, and filters need to be emptied!  

2.  The Walkways Look Worn Down

It's normal for the areas you walk on most often to be more matted down than the rest of your carpet - they get more traffic!  The problem is the dirt and other soils in the carpet can actually wear down the carpet fibers over time, and if untreated can become a permanent look.  When you call The Greener Cleaner to professionally steam clean your carpets, soils are thoroughly extracted, giving your carpets a fresh start!

3.  You've Tried Everything to Remove That Stain, But Nothing Works

The internet is full of wisdom, but trying to remove stains following Pinterest advice can do more harm than good!  Stay away from dish soap, laundry detergent and rubbing alcohol no matter what the internet says!  Many stains need to be professionally treated and steam cleaned to be fully extracted from carpet or furniture.  

It's also a good idea to have a great spot remover on hand when you're in a pinch!  Check out our products that work great without the chemicals!

4.  It Looks Dirty

This seems like the obvious answer, right?  But the truth is that carpet can actually hold a pound of dirt per square foot before it even looks dirty, so don't wait until then!

5.  It's Been More Than a Year

There's a reason that many carpet manufacturer's require professional steam cleaning every 12 months to keep the warranty active!  Like we talked about earlier, soil in the carpet can wear down the carpet fibers over time, causing permanent wear.

It's also healthy for your entire family to have the dust, dander and other allergens extracted from carpet and upholstery at least once a year, possibly more if you have furry friends that shed.


It's not just about looks!  Being on a regular carpet cleaning schedule is healthy for your family and helps your carpet last longer, saving you money in the big picture.

Ready for a cleaning?  Give us a call and we'll find a time that works for your schedule!  248.496.1800

 Written by Tina Ersig

Hi, I'm Tina!  I'm the behind the scenes gal at the Greener Cleaner: answering phone calls, writing blog posts, and answering emails.  I have the best job because I get to work in comfy clothes, be home for my kids when they get home from school, have "office dogs" and get to talk to other moms on the phone every day.  

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