OK, not too many people actually ask us this, but we want to mention a couple of things. The most obvious reason to clean your soft surfaces is so they'll look good, however, clean carpets and fabrics also facilitate a healthier environment. Carpets, furniture and draperies can act as "filters" and "sinks", trapping soil, oils, and allergens. Dry soil can work down deep into the fibers and, if left there, cause premature wear and deterioration. For the same reasons that we change the oil in our cars and brush our teeth, our furnishings need regular maintenance. Clearly, furnishings that receive regular cleaning will last longer, and look and smell better in the meantime.