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Seven Signs You Need Professional Carpet Cleaning Soon

If notice these signs of a dirty carpet, it is likely time for a professional carpet cleaning.

It's important to remember that carpeting is manufactured to act as an air filter, and it’s also designed not to show dirt.

Carpet fibers trap dirt, dust, pollen, and other airborne particles, keeping these problematic pollutants out of the “breathing zone”.

Some of these particles can be vacuumed up. But other particles are sticky or oily, and vacuums can't extract these from carpet.

Therefore, a deeper clean is required from time to time to clean your "filter".

Professional-grade equipment and techniques remove deep-down grime and sticky, oily residues and stains, as well as efficiently extract water and any solvents used in cleaning.

DIY cleaning methods are more likely to leave residues behind. These machines are just not very powerful. This lingering residue then traps dirt particles, making your carpet become dirty again, faster.

The professional process will leave your carpet with a far shorter drying time.

You don’t want to be walking on wet carpet for days. And wet carpets left behind by weak DIY machines can lead to mildew, mold, and it becomes a magnet for dirt, causing "rapid re-soiling".

How do you know it’s time for a professional carpet cleaning?

Consider these seven signs:

You Don't Remember the last time you had your carpet cleaned.

If you can’t remember the last time you had your carpet professionally cleaned, it probably means you're overdue.

Most carpet manufacturers recommend having your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year; and if you have pets or small children, you'll want to have your carpets deep cleaned more often.

Our team at One of a Kind Pros has the equipment and expertise to do the job correctly the first time for a deep and long-lasting clean.

Your Carpet Doesn't Look Like its Original Color

If your carpet looks dingy and discolored, especially if it looks darker, then it's due for a deep cleaning.

One of a Kind Pros cleaners use powerful truck-mounted equipment with high water temperatures and professional cleaning agents to make your carpet look like new again. Your carpet will look cleaner, brighter, and will look closer to its original color.

Any lightweight carpet cleaning tool won’t clean your carpet deeply. The lower water temperature and suction power of consumer-grade machines don’t reach the deepest carpet fibers like professional-grade equipment can.

Your Carpet has Stains that You Can't Remove

Spilled drinks and muddy paws leave their mark on carpets. We always recommend that you address stains as soon as you can.

The longer you wait, the more the stain has a chance to set,  and possibly permanently damage your carpet fibers and the color.

Especially if you have pet stains that have set in – and no amount of DIY treatment, blotting and drying will remove it – give us a call.

You may be amazed at what  stains can magically disappear with the help of expert techniques and equipment, plus some industrial stain remover. With that said, there are some stains that just won’t come out no matter what—but until you’ve gotten a pro to work on it, don’t give up just yet.

You might be able to overlook a few small stains, but if you’re noticing that your carpet is looking more heavily stained, it might be time to get it professionally cleaned.

Again, a professional can help remove all those built-up stains and restore your carpet to help protect it from future damage.

Your Carpet Smells

Carpet fibers can hold onto odors. Vacuuming or using home remedies like baking soda on your carpet can mask or even temporarily dissipate the odor, but lingering scents from things like pet urine, smoke, and even every-day oily residues from candles, cooking, air fresheners, and more … require a deeper professional cleaning.

A lingering smell can mean that a stain or fluid has penetrated deep into the fibers. The steam-powered extraction that One of a Kind Pros use can remove these odors.

A lingering nasty smell you can’t seem to get rid of is the perfect reason for hiring a professional cleaner. If you’ve identified the source and cleaned it as best you can and it still stinks, it’s definitely time to get help.

Allergy Symptoms are Getting Worse in Your Home

If you, your family members, or your employees have been displaying heightened allergy symptoms, it might be time to consider getting your carpets cleaned.

Remember, clean carpets act as air filters, and can trap pollen and other allergens and keep them out of the breathing space. But if your filter is clogged (meaning your carpets are dirty), you may notice that your allergies feel much worse. Even just walking across a polluted carpet can release allergens  into the air, so it’s important to stay on top of your cleaning routine, and hire a professional at regular intervals.

Your regular air filters are designed to show how dirty they are. But carpeting is designed to always look decent while it hides dust, debris, and dirt. So, it’s recommended to have your carpet cleaned on a regular schedule. Don’t wait until you notice that your allergies feel much worse. Have your carpets professionally cleaned regularly!

Your Carpet is Matted Down

Take a good look at your carpet. If it’s looking a little defeated and matted-down, especially in high-traffic paths, then a good professional cleaning will definitely fluff it up and restore that nice plush feeling under your feet with renewed vibrancy – making the entire carpet look and feel like new again.

Your Carpet Feels Sticky or Gritty or Oily

If you run your hand across your carpet, does it feel soft and plush? Or rough, sticky, and maybe a little oily?

Dirty carpets feel rougher than they should.

Remember how soft your carpets felt when it was new, or right after it was professionally cleaned last.

Also, if you rub your hand across the carpet, and you feel grit or other particles, you’re likely feeling a host of dirt, sand, pet hair, and other debris that needs to be extracted professionally.

While a regular schedule of vacuuming removes dry dust and dirt from the surface, professional cleaning is designed to completely and deeply extract what regular vacuuming cannot.


Soft surfaces like carpets and upholstery are among the most challenging things to clean in your home. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could cause damage to your carpet and textiles, instead of leaving them fresh and clean.

This is why we feel that professional carpet and upholstery cleaners are always worth the small annual investment to keep them clean – to “change the filter” in your home.

Our cleaning solutions and equipment are designed for the job at hand, so they can work serious magic on even the dirtiest carpets, rugs, and furniture.

If your textiles are delicate, cleaning can be especially tricky. Delicate materials or antique rugs require special attention, but even the most common carpet materials are candidates for professional care. Nylon carpeting may benefit most from professional carpet cleaning as these fibers tend to flatten over time, leading to a dull, flat appearance.

Professional carpet cleaning revives the fibers significantly.

Call One of a Kind Pros to get your carpets looking, feeling, and smelling like new again.

To arrange for a professional carpet cleaning, contact us today for a free estimate.


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