Generally, most manufacturers recommend that on average carpets should be cleaned every 12 months. Carpets are made to hide/hold soil – when they look dirty, they are really filthy. Allowing a carpet to become overly soiled may result in a poor cleaning result visually.
Carpets can be ‘scratched’ by gritty soil resulting in the carpet looking dull. This can often be irreversible. So from an appearance point of view, it makes financial sense to maintain a carpet by regular cleaning. If the carpet is correctly cleaned it will last up to three times as long.
However, the main reason to clean is not for appearance but for health. Cleaning removes not only dirt and soil from your carpet but also bio pollutants such as bacteria and fungi that can create health problems. In addition, outdoor pollutants such as car exhaust fumes, pesticides, heavy metals including cadmium and lead are tracked into the home and need to be periodically removed by thorough cleaning.
No, all we ask is that you move small and delicate/ valuable items—we will move the rest. However, we do not move very large and heavy items such as pianos, bookcases, heavy wardrobes or technical items such as TV’s etc..
If you particularly want a larger piece of furniture moved (eg sideboard or bookcase) we ask that you empty it and we can then move it, clean underneath and then place it on foil tabs to allow the carpet to dry underneath. The tabs would have to remain in place until the carpet is dry.