ALLBRITE1102One of the more common questions about residential carpet cleaning Lawrenceville customers ask most has to do with pets, and whether it’s appropriate to let cats or dogs walk on freshly-cleaned carpet.

The truth is there’s no hard and fast rule; liquid remaining in a carpet still damp from cleaning might absorb any dirt or soil on a cat or dog’s paws, but it’s not likely to be any more significant than what you might see when the carpet is dry. More importantly, there is nothing in any of the products used in our professional carpet cleaning Lawrenceville homeowners should be concerned about in terms of pets’ health and safety. Even right after a full cleaning, the carpet can be safely walked upon by pets and barefoot children with no worries about the natural ingredients causing any problems.

Another popular question — one we hear from commercial customers as well — is how often we recommend a carpet be cleaned professionally. The answer really depends upon many factors, including the type of carpet and what color it is, and where in the house (or business) it’s located. Carpet in high-traffic areas like kitchens and main hallways sees more wear and tear than carpet in less used rooms such as guest rooms or closets. Also, it should come as no surprise that we’ll recommend more frequent professional cleaning for carpets that are exposed to pets — unless you have dogs who wipe their feet before coming inside!

In general terms, most people can tell a carpet needs professional cleaning when it doesn’t return to its “like new” look after just regular vacuuming. In addition, it’s important to schedule regular cleanings at least every six months to address ground-in soil that might not be visible, but can nonetheless be damaging to your carpet.

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