Cleaning your carpeting can be a tough job. Many homeowners are under the impression that vacuuming and sweeping their floors every other day is enough to get rid of any debris, dirt, and pet dander that might gather on and underneath their carpets. Most homeowners only think about cleaning their carpets when they spill something on them to prevent stains or when the holidays and spring cleaning roll around. None of those actions are really sufficient when it comes to keeping a carpet or rug clean, though.

While you can use a traditional, do-it-yourself carpet cleaner, those types of cleaners don’t really measure up to the professional cleaning a professional service provides. In this article, you’ll find a few of the signs to look out for that show you need to book a professional carpet cleaner to clean your carpets right away.

You’ve remodeled your home.


If you’ve been budgeting for for multiple remodeling projects, then you might not think that you have the money to spare to have your carpets professionally cleaned. However, any renovator can tell you that a home renovation project can leave sawdust, debris, dirt, and other foreign objects on and under your carpets or rugs, which means they need to be cleaned. While you’re budgeting for those home renovation projects, make sure to add in money for the carpet cleaning that you’re going to need also. Whether you’re remodeling the bathroom, the living room, or your bedroom, your home needs to be cleaned professionally following a remodel if it has carpet on the floors.

Foul Odors or Random Smells

If you’re trying to create a Zen home, you’re not going to get very far if, every time you walk into a room, you’re assaulted with a random, foul odor. For most homeowners, if they walk into their home and get a random smell they can’t identify, the first thing they do is take out the trash. If that doesn’t help, and the odor is in different rooms, it could be coming from your floors. That’s where a professional carpet cleaner comes in because cleaning the carpets and rug with a steam cleaner you rented from the store doesn’t get down into the carpet padding the way it needs to.

Other ways to create a Zen space for yourself is to bring nature inside your home by buying some houseplants and greenery and creating an area in which to practice meditation and yoga for peace of mind. Add a lavender plant for a calming smell, or add candles and a new area rug. If you’ve recently had a renovator in to remodel parts of your home, it’s even more important to get that Zen back after they leave, so make sure to cleanse your home also for relaxation and a good night’s sleep.

You see stains on the carpet everywhere.


One great way to tell that you need professional carpet cleaning is by carefully looking at your carpets. If you see stains on the carpet in every room, it’s time to either replace the floors or have them professionally cleaned. Unlike hardwood floors, your carpeting absorbs anything that’s spilled on it. Even if you think you’ve mopped the spill up, it’s still soaking down into the padding of your carpet. If you see stains coming to the surface, then you need to call a professional to do your carpets as soon as possible.

Your allergies are constantly acting up.


If spring is long gone and you’re still feeling the effects of allergies, it might be time to take a closer look at the carpets and area rugs in your home. Pet dander, dust, dirt, insect particles, and environmental toxins build up in your carpet over the years and cause allergies.

These are just a few of the top signs that you need to have your carpets professionally cleaned. While there’s nothing wrong with touch-ups with a carpet cleaner, the professionals should be called in at least twice a year to deep clean the carpeting in your home.