As the holiday season approaches, you’re likely getting your home ready for guests, hosting events, and welcoming children and pets. You want your home to be clean and comfy, but accidents can happen, and cleaning up messes afterward may be necessary. Deciding when to schedule deep carpet cleaning from Elmer’s Chem-Dry during this busy time can be tough.
On one hand, you want your living environment to be fresh for the holidays. On the other hand, you don’t want to risk accidents on a recently cleaned carpet. At Chem-Dry, we understand the dilemma homeowners face when deciding on deep carpet cleaning. We’ve listed some pros and cons to help you make the best decision for your preferences and peace of mind.
Carpet Cleaning Before the Holidays
Having professional carpet cleaning before the holiday season has advantages. It ensures your house is fresh and inviting for guests. A professional cleaning can give you peace of mind, whether you’re expecting children to crawl on your carpets or want to eliminate musty odors.
However, there are drawbacks. Spills are likely to happen during cooking, feasting, and festive activities. Additionally, your carpet may experience more wear and exposure to winter elements like snow, mud, and salt due to increased traffic. This may shorten the time your carpet stays clean after a professional cleaning.
After the Holidays
Scheduling deep carpet cleaning after the holidays has its benefits. You can remove dirt, mud, and stains that accumulated during the festivities and start the new year fresh. However, if it’s been a while since your last cleaning, you may feel concerned about the appearance and smell of your home, affecting your willingness to host events. You may also worry about children being exposed to dirt and grime in your carpets. If you’re stressed about the cleanliness of your home during the holidays, consider scheduling a carpet cleaning beforehand. You can always schedule another appointment later if needed.
When To Schedule?
Determining the best time for carpet cleaning depends on your priorities and the recency of the last cleaning session. If you want your carpets to sparkle for the holiday season, clean them beforehand, even if the risk of soiling during gatherings is present. If dealing with post-party cleanup is your primary concern, wait until after the holidays to schedule a cleaning. Unsure? Use the timing of your last professional cleaning as a guide. If it occurred within the last 3-6 months, waiting until after the holidays might be better. If it’s been more than 6 months, consider scheduling cleaning before the holidays.