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What To Know About Carpet Cleaning (www.familyhandyman.com)

You owe your carpet some TLC. Keep it looking good and smelling fresh with these smart carpet cleaning strategies and tips.

Carpet has many advantages: It’s soft underfoot, comfy to sit on and helps absorb sound, to name a few. But the fibers are dirt magnets, and spills and splatters can definitely leave a permanent mark. Consequently, proper carpet cleaning helps prolong the life of your carpet (ground-in dirt can wear down the fibers) by keeping it looking, smelling and feeling its freshest.

“Cleaning your carpet plays a big role in the appearance and smell of your home and is essential to prevent the growth of bacteria, mold and fungi,” says Lauren Bowen, director of franchise operations for Two Maids & A Mop.

“A dirty carpet can hold on to odors and create an unpleasant stench throughout the entire room. Carpet fibers can host termites, other small bugs and allergens, so failing to keep them clean can cause a health hazard for the residents of your home.”

Homeowners have several options for carpet cleaning. A little bit of knowledge can help you get the job done right.

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