Short answer, No.
Vacuuming can remove surface dirt from carpets, but it is not a replacement for professional carpet cleaning.
The primary function of vacuuming is to reduce the number of loose materials in a carpet pile that can lead to off-gassing and the release of allergens like dust mites.
Vacuums also filter out some heavier particles, such as pet hair or sand, which may have accumulated on the flooring.
Why a Carpet Cleaning Service is Important
With that said, vacuuming should not be used as a substitute for professional cleaning. Here’s why
- Vacuum cleaners are incapable of stain removal and elimination of deeply embedded debris from the deepest areas within your carpets.
- Over time, vacuuming can also contribute to the wear and tear of carpet fibers.
- Routine professional carpet cleaning is needed at least every 12-18 months for most types of carpets to maintain their appearance, remove dirt and grime, and allow them to last longer.
If you have a particularly demanding cleaning schedule or pets in your household, then professional cleaning may be necessary more frequently.
Residences with children or pets will benefit greatly from professional cleaning services because these types of households produce more debris that accumulates in carpets over time.
Professionally cleaned carpets are also cleaner than they were when newly installed because cleaners will remove dirt and grime that accumulated even before you bought your home or moved into your rental home. Cool, right?
Carpet Cleaning and Upholstery Experts
Cleaning upholstery, area rugs, mattresses, and other types of flooring is also important to remove dirt and grime that might be embedded into these surfaces.
Upholstery and area rugs require professional cleaning every 12-18 months depending on the amount of use the furniture gets in a home.
In addition to frequent professional cleaning, it is also important to maintain proper ventilation in areas where upholstery is used. This is because even clean furniture can still produce mildew or mold if excess moisture is trapped beneath the furniture such as in carpeted living rooms.