If you are trying to sell your home in Florida right now, you know how bad the market has gotten. But that doesn’t mean you should give up! Once of the most critical steps you can take when showing your home is cleaning the carpets. Clean carpets make a home look more well maintained and cared for, don’t give potential buyers the opposite impression by not cleaning.

The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that carpets are professionally cleaned with high power extraction systems a minimum of every three months for households with more than two people. If you have pets living in your home, cleaning the carpets before showing the house to buyers is even more important.

Carpets collect sand, grit, debris, and smoke particles over time that can harm the air quality in your home and contribute to allergies. You never know what kind of allergies a potential buyer will have when they enter your home.