Signs You Need to Get Your Carpeting cleaned

Do I really need to have my carpets professionally cleaned?

The short answer is yes. Taking care of spills and stains by spot cleaning is a great way to help prevent permanent stains and fiber damage. However, professional carpet cleaning by Tru-Clean Surface Care gets the deep-down dirt, pollen, dust mites, and grime that hides in those fibers.

What are signs that I need to get my carpet professionally cleaned?

  • Dirt – Visible dirt, spots, traffic lanes, and recurring stains are a sign you need to get your carpet professionally cleaned.
  • Smell – If you happen to notice an odor coming from the carpet or have started spraying or sprinkling fabric refreshing agents on the carpet and furniture because you have noticed an odor, it’s time to get a cleaning. Carpeting is the largest filter in our home and is designed to trap soils and other contaminants that may off-gas in your home, causing it to smell, even if you’ve become “nose bling” your guests haven’t.
  • Feel – If your carpet does not feel as soft or cushiony as it used to, dirt trapped in the fibers may be the culprit. A professional cleaning will alleviate the issue.
  • Pests – Perhaps you may notice an uptick of spiders or other creepy crawlers. Check your carpet. Pests love to hang out on dirty carpets.
  • Mold or mildew – Are you seeing mold or mildew forming on your carpet? Then it is time to call a professional. Mold and mildew can not only damage your carpet, but they can cause health problems as well.
  • Allergies – Carpet fibers hold dirt, dander, pollen, dust mites and other allergens. These trapped allergens may trigger increased allergy and asthma symptoms.
  • Foot traffic patterns – Most carpeted areas have a pattern where heavy foot traffic happens, whether it is in front of the couch, between the living room and the kitchen, or alongside the bed. Once you can see the heavy traffic patterns on your carpet, that’s a sign you need to get your carpet professionally cleaned.

Why can’t I just DIY my carpet cleaning?

You can, but professional carpet cleaning equipment is much more powerful than DIY equipment. Your carpets will come cleaner, dry quicker, and look better with professional carpet cleaning equipment, techniques, and technicians.

Carpet, like anything else in your home, needs to be maintained. Vacuuming, treating spills promptly, and regular professional cleaning will protect your investment and keep your carpets looking beautiful for years to come.

These tips are brought to you by Tru-Clean Surface Care, serving all of Lee, Charlotte, and Collier County, Florida.  We are A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau and an eight-year-in-a-row winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.  We are a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  Our cleaning solutions are allergen free and safe for pets and infants.

If we can ever be of service for your carpet, tile, stone, or upholstery cleaning needs, please feel free to visit us online at or give us a call at 239-541-4888– Cape Coral and Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples, and Marco Island, or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, Florida.  You can also visit us on our Facebook Page at

For a thoroughly exhaustive carpet cleaning, you can count on Tru-Clean Surface Care!