Get Rid of Dirt and Germs: 3 Things You Should Know about Keeping Carpets Clean

We’ve all been there: you’re hanging out at a friend’s house and notice that their carpet is dirty. You can’t help but think about how long it’s been since they had someone come to clean their carpets! It might seem like something that would never happen in your own home, but the truth is that dirt and germs accumulate on carpets over time, even if we don’t see them right away. Don’t let this happen to your family – read more for 3 things you should know about carpet cleaning!

As a homeowner, it’s important to have your carpets professionally cleaned every now and then. As you walk around on them with bare feet day after day, dirt gets ground into the fibers of the carpet – both visible particles that are easily seen as well as invisible ones that can’t be seen until they’re deep inside your carpeting. It’s important for your health to have these removed, as the accumulated dirt and germs can cause allergies or even illness.

First: Your vacuum only gets so deep! When you clean them yourself at home, it won’t be possible to reach deep into the fibers of the carpeting in order to bring up all that built-up icky stuff! Bringing in a hot-water extraction carpet cleaning company is how you get those deep down dirt particles!

Second, between professional cleanings be sure to give your carpets a good old fashioned vacuuming regularly. Doing so will also help you to get rid of the surface dirt and germs that have accumulated in between professional cleanings! That means a little less is getting drilled deep into your carpet.

Third, make sure you are following the instructions for care listed on your carpet! Some carpets can’t be steam cleaned. Others shouldn’t get wet at all. Each type of carpet has different care requirements in order to keep it looking good and lasting long without wearing out too quickly.

Remember that regular cleanings will help your home stay fresh and healthy for you and your family!

If you’d like to schedule a carpet cleaning or get a quote, call us at (215) 901-3313.

Carpet Cleaning During COVID-19

All businesses have had to adapt and change to cope with the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. At D.C. Carpet Care we have studied the guidelines for stopping the spread of the virus and adopted new measures to keep our employees and customers safe.

Personal Protective Equipment

All of our technicians now wear personal protective equipment including masks and protective clothing when they enter your home. The CDC recommends masks for the protection of both the wearer and others, and this is a responsibility we take seriously. Our technicians will not enter your home without masks.

Social Distancing

We also abide by social distancing measures established by the CDC and our technicians stay six feet apart from each other, and you and your family. If you choose to be out of the house or in another room we will arrange contact-free cleaning and payment options.

Off-Site Area Rug and Furniture Cleaning

The Area Rug Cleaning Process

At D.C. Carpet Care we have the option of area rug cleaning, Oriental rugs, upholstery cleaning, and mattresses at our off-site facility instead of in your home. Our technicians can enter your home briefly to pick up your items without having contact with you or your family. Delivery of your cleaned items can be done in the same manner.

We also want our customers to feel free to call and make special arrangements for pick-up and delivery of items in a way that makes them comfortable. Picking up items to clean off-site from locations such as a garage is just one way to ensure contact-free service. If you have other requests we will do everything we can to fill them.


We have taken the time to study sanitation recommendations related to the novel coronavirus. Understanding optimal water temperature for killing the virus, making sure we are using EPA approved cleaning products when necessary, frequent cleaning of high touch areas in our facilities, and frequent hand washing helps our technicians stay healthy, which helps our community stay healthy.

Community Partners

D.C. Carpet Care is committed to the health and safety of our community. Taking the time to understand and implement as many safeguards as possible to keep our technicians and customers COVID-free is part of that commitment. 

When we come into your homes, we know you trust us with more than cleaning your carpets. You trust us to safeguard your belongings. During this time we also need to be able to trust each other to safeguard everyone’s health to the best of our abilities.

From contact-free pick-up and delivery, off-site cleaning, personal protective equipment, and social distancing to remaining current on the latest guidelines for fighting the spread of the virus, D.C. Carpet Care takes COVID prevention seriously. 

Call Us

For further information about our COVID-19 prevention protocols, call us at 215-901-3313. We will set up custom cleaning, pick-up, or drop-off arrangements, provide more information about our COVID prevention policies and practices, and help you determine your best option for carpet, rug, and upholstery cleaning.