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It's often debated what time during the course of the year is the best time to have your carpets cleaned. Spring is usually the first season that comes to mind, but fall is also a great time to scrub away the summer dirt and prepare your rugs, carpets and door mats for winter. Is carpet cleaning a priority in your home? It should be! Keep reading to find out why it's so important to keep your carpets clean and why fall is the perfect season to check this task off of your to-do list.
1. Clean Carpet/Rug = Healthy Home It's important to remember that for many, allergy season lasts all year round and not just in the springtime when flowers and trees bloom. After a summer season of traversing grassy parks, sandy beaches and questionably-clean sidewalks, your carpets and rugs may be holding onto some unwanted dirt, allergens and odors. This can negatively impact indoor air quality — something you definitely want to avoid before winter sets in. When the temperature drops, windows and doors remain closed, and you spend most of your time indoors; a clean carpet can help create a healthier environment and better smelling indoor air. 2. Faster Drying Time Depending on where you live, fall offers the warmest temperatures with the driest days of the year. Whether you have your rugs and carpets cleaned professionally or you clean them yourself, you can take advantage of opening up some windows to help your floors dry quickly. Faster drying time means foot traffic can resume sooner and the chance of mold or mildew developing are much lower. 3. Holiday Preparation Thanksgiving and the winter holidays are right around the corner! Whether you're hosting a few friends or your entire family, a clean carpet will help your guests feel right at home. Cleaning your rugs and carpets before the holiday rush will be less stressful and you'll have an easier time booking an appointment with a professional. Even if your rugs and carpets don't look dirty or stained, it's likely they're still harboring dust, bacteria and allergens. As we previously mentioned, not only is this unhealthy for you and your home, but it can slowly damage your rug or carpet over time. Looking for something new? Maybe a stylish accent rug or a new door mat to protect your floor? Are your bath mats starting to look dinghy? Head over to portandbay.com to shop our collection of rugs and mats — and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.