The mistake too many people make when it comes to the maintenance of their carpets is that they contact a professional cleaner too late, making the sanitary procedures more difficult, costly, and time-consuming. I call it reactive attitude, instead of being pro-active – taking the initiative before the stains or dust creep on your floors.
When you decide on carpets as your floor covering type (and it is the right choice, make no mistake), you have to be brutally honest with yourself – are you willing to invest the time for their upkeep or not? If the answer is negative, contact a professional cleaner right away, no matter how fresh or clean your carpet may look. You will add at least double the years of life expectancy with the proper care and sanitary upkeep. You will also prevent the anxiety of dealing with mould, persistent stains or other blemishes.
The argument I hear most often against it is that regular carpet cleaning costs too much. Ironically, it is usually used by people who have never booked such a procedure in their life. I believe three or four visits annually will do wonders for your home and will cost you a tiny fraction of your housekeeping budget.