Rethink Carpet

Carpet CleaningCarpet is a durable and long-lasting floor covering that serves many useful purposes in the home. While many people think carpet only collects stains and dirt, it’s positive benefits include reducing noise, trapping allergens, and preventing slips and falls. Before replacing your flooring, here’s a few things you should know:


Regular cleaning extends the life of your carpet. According to a leading carpet manufacture, Shaw Floors, “Carpet in a typical household should be cleaned every 12 to 18 months, depending on the number of residents and amount of activity.” They also recommend this cleaning to be done through a professional with a hot-water extraction system to keep the carpet warranty intact and to avoid accelerated re-soiling which can happen when other cleaning products are used. Carpet can take a lot of abuse when it is professionally cleaned regularly, and can ensure your investment lasts for years.


Not all carpet fibers are equal. Previous, bad experiences with carpet may have been because of cheap fibers. There are four main materials used to make carpets: nylon, polyester, PTT and polypropylene. Nylon is always going to give you the best selection, soil and stain resistance and texture retention, but it is typically the most expensive. But keep in mind, this is an investment in your home and it is better to pay a little more now, instead of paying for a costly replacement later on.


If you or your family suffer from seasonal allergies, carpet can make a huge impact on your health and may reduce some of your symptoms throughout the year. Carpet, unlike hard surfaces like wood or tile, trap allergens in its fibers and hold them in place until extracted. Foot traffic on hard surfaces stir up dust, pollen, dander and insect excrement lying on top of the flooring. Carpet, when vacuumed regularly, can help eliminate allergens from your home or office and maintain optimal indoor air quality.


At Bishop, we can help protect your carpet with additional Scotch Gard® treatments and keep it looking its best with regular cleaning.