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An interview with Angelo Pagnotti, owner of Angelo’s Cleaning

Question: Is it worth it to Clean My Carpets During the Winter or should I wait till Spring?

Answer: Many people prefer waiting until after winter to clean their carpets after all of the snow, mud, salt from ice and dirty boots affect their carpet but let’s look at a couple of reasons they decided to make them come to that conclusion and my response to why I don’t think they should wait.

I think winter is a great time to clean your carpet!

“But my carpet will get dirty right away.”

I agree. If you come in with wet muddy shoes on, but, how about taking your shoes off before you walk on the carpet. I could go into great detail explaining all the bad things that can be tracked onto your carpet, visible and invisible, winter or summer, but I don’t want to spoil your dinner! There are the cutting soils that can cause abrasion and cause those ugly traffic lanes in the areas you walk the most. So this is an excellent time to train yourself to take your shoes off because you can see all this stuff on your shoes. Hey, if I can train myself to take my shoes off so can you.

“It will take longer to dry.”

It could if the heating system is off. But with the heat on and often having a fan as part of the system, I see drying times to be about the same or even better because of the warm airflow and low humidity speeding up the evaporation.

One more important thing to consider is that we’re not as busy during the winter months so you can usually have the day and time that you want to have us clean your carpet and not have to wait to be scheduled in during our busier times which can be filled sometimes up to two or three weeks.

I also have more time to do some extras that you didn’t think about until I started cleaning, like your husband’s chair that you didn’t realize how dirty it was! We can clean drapes while they hang and have many other services available to make your home healthy – even air quality.

I also think because we are inside more in the winter, having a clean carpet can give us a healthy home to enjoy. Removing the soil covering the fibers makes the colors brighter, it feels cushiony and it smells better. Sounds just like what the doctor ordered to make you feel better on a dreary winter’s day.

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