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The Difference between Carpet Cleaning and Carpet Maintenance

November 4, 2014 / admin

What is the difference between carpet cleaning and carpet maintenance? Continue reading to find out.

For a lot of people,  carpet cleaning and carpet maintenance may sound just the same but there is actually a world of difference between the two.

Most people have their carpets cleaned and only a few have their carpets maintained.

Carpet cleaning is like a first aid treatment or a cure to a carpet emergency, but carpet maintenance is your preventive measure.  And as they say, “prevention is better than cure”

In terms of frequency, most people only have their carpets cleaned when an emergency happens, like spilt wine or if flood water or a leak leave residue behind. But for the others, maintaining their carpet means having it cleaned on a regular basis regardless of an emergency.

But whether it is in a domestic or commercial environment, the benefits of carpet maintenance are the same. Don’t call the carpet cleaning professionals only when the carpet is dirty. Make an appointment with your carpet cleaners in the same way that you plan a routine check-up with your doctor or dentist. This way, you get to enjoy the benefits of carpet maintenance such as:

  • Stopping the wear and tear in the carpet, which means your carpet stays looking better longer; and
  • Helping your carpet survive longer. This is especially true in a commercial environment where carpets can wear out easily.  When adequately maintained, carpets can last for many years longer and also look so much better too. In a corporate setting, carpeting is a major investment, so you can just imagine the savings!

Carpets actually get dirty on Day 1 after being laid.  Dried out soil from everybody’s shoes is one of the carpet’s worst enemies. Extracting all that accumulated dirt once it has built up and can be seen takes a lot of effort and money than paying for the regular maintenance procedures not to mention, the possibility that your carpet will not be restored to its former state because the dirt will have had time to damage the carpet fibre.

So while you regularly spend money on carpet maintenance, you essentially save in the long run because you don’t have to change carpets prematurely.

The next question is how often do you clean your carpets?

It does all depends on how  quickly the carpet gets dirty; how many people are walking on it; and where it is located in the house or a building. It can range from once a month or once every quarter commercially or every six months to a year domestically. Each building is different which is why a survey is so useful.

Professional carpet cleaners consider these factors first.  When you contact professionals, they won’t give a quote and a time frame right away, but rather ask to inspect the place first.

If you don’t have a contractor for carpet cleaning in London yet, call RPC Cleaning on 0208 994 4778 or send us an email at

For more information about our commercial and domestic carpet cleaning, visit  Although carpet cleaning is our speciality, there are a host of other services that we do with the same excellence.


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