Keeping your carpets "Healthy"

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Your carpets should be cleaned every 6 to 12 months, depending on the number of people and pets in the home, the foot traffic and where your home is located. One good option is a hot water extraction procedure that uses safe, natural products. It's recommended that you vacuum your rugs slowly and thoroughly before you clean it yourself or hire a professional.

To help the carpeting dry quickly, close the windows, turn on the fans and crank up the heat if it’s cold outside. If it’s 69 degrees or more, open the windows and turn on the fans. To keep the rugs healthy between cleanings, take your shoes off at the door, and do not go barefoot or wear slippers in the garage. You could be tracking heavy metals and contaminants onto the carpets.