With the holiday season right around the corner, you may be preparing your home for guests, and hosting events. While you want your home to be clean and comfortable for the holidays, you also know that accidents can happen, resulting in the need for post-celebration cleanups. Deciding whether to schedule a deep carpet cleaning before or after the festivities can be difficult at this time of year.
On the one hand, you want your living environment to be as fresh as possible for the holidays. On the other hand, you don’t want to risk stains and spills happening on a freshly cleaned carpet. At Carine Chem-Dry, we understand the predicament that many homeowners face when determining when to schedule a deep carpet cleaning. We’ve listed some of the pros and cons to help you make the best decision for your preferences and peace of mind during the busy holiday season.
Carpet Cleaning Before the Holidays
One major positive is that you’ll know your house is fresh and inviting for guests. Whether you’re expecting children to crawl on your carpets or want to eliminate musty odors and pet urine stains, a professional cleaning can give you peace of mind that your home is clean and welcoming.
On the flip side, there are drawbacks to having your carpets cleaned before the holidays. With all of the cooking, feasting, and festive activities, spills are most definitely going to happen. In addition, your carpet may experience extra foot traffic and exposure to winter elements like snow, mud, and salt due to the increased number of people in your home. This will shorten the length of time your carpet stays clean after a professional cleaning.
Carpet Cleaning After the Holidays
Scheduling deep carpet cleaning after the holidays are over has its own great benefits. You can remove any dirt, mud, and stains that accumulated during the holiday festivities and start the new year with a fresh, clean slate.
However, if it’s been a long time since your last cleaning, you may feel anxious about the look and smell of your home, which can affect your willingness to host holiday events. You may also be worried about children being exposed to dirt and grime in your carpets. If you’re feeling stressed about the cleanliness of your home during the holidays, it may be worth considering scheduling a carpet cleaning beforehand. If you need to, you can always schedule another appointment after.
Determining the Best Time for Carpet Cleaning
When to schedule your holiday deep carpet cleaning depends on what’s most important to you and how recently your carpets were last cleaned. If you want those carpets to be squeaky clean for the holidays, even if it means risking some stains, it’s best to get them cleaned before the fun begins. But if removing those post-party messes is your priority, it might be smarter to wait until after the holidays to get those carpets cleaned.
Still not sure what to do? Just think about when you last had a professional cleaning. If it was within the last 3-6 months, hold off until after the holidays. If it’s been more than 6 months, it’s probably better to schedule that cleaning before the holiday rush.