It's important to have your carpet professionally cleaned at least every year to year and a half. However, there are also other times when you might want to have the carpet cleaners come out to clean the carpet in between these times. Here are some examples of other times when you are going to want to have the carpet professionally cleaned:
The house will be going on the market
When your house is going to be put on the market, you want to make sure you have the carpet professionally cleaned before you begin to show the house. Even if the carpet doesn't look dirty, it will likely have some noticeable indentations where some of your furniture was and you want to get rid of any flaws you can, including minor ones such as these. Vacuuming isn't going to be enough to remove indentations, but professionally cleaning the carpet will. Also, the carpet will look shinier, fluffier, and all around nicer once it has just been cleaned.
Your house has a bad smell to it
If your house has a bad smell, you want to find the source of the smell and remove it. Once that is done, if you still smell the odor then it is likely because it is in the fabric furniture and carpet. Clean the furniture cleaned and have the carpet professionally cleaned. This should be enough to get the house smelling good again. If you have pets, then the smell might be from them urinating or it could even be from them lying on the carpet when they aren't freshly cleaned. If this is the cause, having the carpet cleaned will help with this type of odor as well.
Your carpet is flat
If you have flat areas that have been walked on a lot, or you have left something sitting on it for a while, such as an area rug or even a pile of boxes, the carpet can become flat to the point you find it hard to get it to fluff up again. A professional cleaning will put life back in it, so it looks how it should.
Something was spilled on the carpet
If you have had something spill on your carpet and cleaning the area by yourself wasn't good enough to get it all the way up, then you want to have the carpet professionally cleaned to fully remove the stain the rest of the way from the carpet.
To learn more, reach out to a local carpet cleaning service.