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Why is regular carpet cleaning necessary?

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Just as the clothes we wear need regular washing to keep them fresh and hygienic, our carpets and upholstered furniture require periodic cleaning. Accumulated soil and grit are major causes of reduced carpet and fabric life. Not cleaning your carpet can enable destructive and health harmful mites and bacteria to breed. Cleaning costs are minimal when you consider the replacement cost of carpets and furnishings, so regular cleaning makes economic sense too.

Life is busy. Sometimes we feel we barely have enough time to do the important things in life, left alone manage to keep a home tidy. Pulling out the vacuum cleaner from the cupboard can sometimes feel more like a chore than an enjoyable task. Keeping your carpets clean is important for many different reasons. Consider this. Your carpet is under your feet and everything in the home eventually settles there. Many vacuum cleaners now have clear bins to show you how much dirt there has been collected. Little do most of us realise though that what we are seeing is only a tiny fraction of the soil that a carpet contains. What's visible when you empty your bag or cylinder is only a fraction of what's really in your carpet pile.

Up to 85% of the dirt the carpet holds is buried deep within the pile. When you consider that a carpet can eventually trap its own weight or more in soil (as much as 150 lbs for an average-sized living room) we think you will agree it's no trivial matter. Consider the cleanliness you have with your laundry. You probably wash your clothes on a regular basis (and we're pretty sure you don't walk on them with your shoes on!) so why wouldn't you clean your carpet?

Regular professional cleaning can ensure:

Increased life expectancy

Regular professional cleaning of your carpet and soft furnishings can help to increase their life expectancy beyond that of what it would have been without them.

Stain Removal

Professional cleaning can ensure the removal of most stubborn stains and dried-in spillages leaving your carpet and soft furnishings fresh and clean.

A more hygienic environment

Professionally cleaned carpets and soft furnishings can mean the complete removal of general dust, soil and accumulated debris, leaving them as good as new.

Improved appearance

Professionally cleaned correctly, even the oldest of carpets and furniture can look brand new leaving you with that new fresh feeling again.

Elimination of mites and bacteria

Professional cleaning helps to reduce the risk of allergies, mould and many other potential problems and ultimately makes your home safer to live in.


Most odours can be eliminated by general professional cleaning. We offer specialist treatments to ensure a fresh, clean-smelling carpet and soft furnishings.

Vacuuming Is Not Enough

Regular vacuuming is a necessity to keep your carpets clean and hygienic, but this only cleans the surface of your carpet, the bit that you can visually see. Some of you may use other equipment to help maintain and preserve your carpets, like shampoo and steam machines. Most domestic vacuum cleaners, shampooers and steamers (even the more powerful ones) still don't have enough power to get rid of the deep-down dirt and germs. Here at Xtraclean we have highly sophisticated equipment and trained technicians with years of experience to know how, when and where to use the right procedure for the right job.