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Just because we can’t see it in certain instances, we track a lot of dirt, debris, contaminants and allergens into the house from the outside. And while vacuuming, sweeping and dusting are all relatively effective in preventing a household takeover, there are times when a deeper clean is essential. This is especially true in the case of cleaning carpets and upholstery. Read on to learn more about carpet and upholstery cleaning and how Jiffy makes it easier to get these jobs done quickly and professionally in Toronto.
Why Should I Clean My Carpets?
Regularly cleaning your carpets is the only way to remove the embedded dust and allergens that cannot be removed with a household vacuum. Additionally, each time you spill something on your carpet, mold and grime can start to build up which can be adverse to your health the longer it’s allowed to sit and seep into the lower layers of the fabric. This is true even if you clean up the majority of the spill right away. Carpets can also become soiled much quicker if you have children and pets who are much more prone to dragging dirt inside and around the house. And as parents know all too well, children are also much more prone to spilling food and drinks just about everywhere.
Another reason to have your carpets cleaned regularly is that the process helps to prolong the life of the material. The extraction of mold, impacted dirt, dust and grime can significantly increase the health and longevity of your carpet. Under the right circumstances, a well cared for carpet should last (nearly) a lifetime.
When Should I Clean My Carpets?
As a rule of thumb, homeowners should commit to having all of their carpets professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months. In the case of high traffic areas, such as entranceways, stairs and main hallways, the ideal time frame should be 6 to 12 months. Homeowners with pets should use their discretion, but due to the added dirt, hair, and potential for household accidents, having the carpets professionally cleaned twice a year is advisable.
When Should I Have My Upholstery Cleaned?
When it comes to cleaning up around the home, there are few things that are easier to neglect than the upholstery. Unless there is an obvious spill or stain on the couch or ottoman, it’s easy to think of these items as being perpetually clean. Just like carpets however, upholstery is very susceptible to dirt, dust, grime, mould, allergens and pet-related soiling. Aside from being regularly vacuumed, hiring professional upholstery cleaning can go a long way towards increasing your furniture’s lifespan and making it more hygienic over the long term.
Generally, homeowners should look into having their upholstery professionally serviced once a year. That said, this time frame can change depending on unique circumstances such as major spills or stains, how much the furniture is used and the influence of allergies in homes where pets are a factor. It always helps to pay attention to stains, surface grime and smells in determining whether or not your upholstery needs to be professionally cleaned.
Leave Toronto Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning to a Jiffy Pro
Outside of routine vacuuming and casual spot cleaning, it’s best to leave carpet and upholstery cleaning to the Pros. Professionals have an intuitive and comprehensive understanding of which cleaning solutions and practices should be used on different fabrics to avoid any undue damage and discolouration. In the case of Jiffy Pros, carpets & upholstery are serviced and cleaned on-site, while things like area rugs will be picked up, deep-cleaned offsite and delivered back to the home a few days later.
Booking carpet and upholstery cleaning in Toronto with Jiffy couldn’t be simpler:
- Select Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning on our website or mobile app
- Fill in your order details and location
- Identify the timing that works best for you
- We will dispatch the nearest Pro at the requested time
Sign up or book today and see how Jiffy provides fast and reliable home maintenance for less.