You can still find carpet in plenty of homes across the country, homeowners enjoy how they make their floors feeling warm and cozy. But carpets hold dust and debris and no matter how much you vacuum they are still going to need professional cleaning a couple of times a year. Busy families with pets and children put a lot of wear and tear on your carpet and if you want to keep your carpets in good condition then regular cleaning is a must. Here are some reasons why you should have your carpets cleaned regularly.
Dust and Allergens
Your carpet is a perfect place for dust and allergens to hide in your home. Dust is dragged in on your shoes, pollen and dust comes through the windows and if you have pets they leave dander all over your carpets. As you walk across your carpet that dust is ground into the fibers and becomes trapped. Vacuuming isn’t enough anymore to lift the dirt. Let’s not forget stains that set into your carpet from mud, pets and spilled food. Your kids and pets still sleep and play on the carpet and if you have a child with asthma then dirty carpet can trigger asthma attacks. A good cleaning from a licensed carpet cleaning company can remove all of the dirt and allergens.
Extending the Life of Your Carpet
When dust and allergens get ground into your carpet they wear down the thing fibers of your carpets. Areas that get a lot of traffic such as hallways, around the furniture and entryways see the most traffic in your home. These are also the areas that get stained first and stains don’t just make your carpet look dirty they also wear out your carpets too. Getting your carpet cleaned regularly removes the dirt and debris that grinds against the fibers of your carpet causing them to tear. Steam cleaning can be used on any type of carpet, it won’t cause any damage and at the same time it sanitizes through the high temperatures. Regular cleaning, extends the life of your carpet and improves the air quality in your home.
It used to be that if you got your carpets clean they used harsh detergents and chemicals to get the job done. As we have become more aware of the effects of chemicals on our health and environment carpet cleaning products have improved as well. There are plenty of green cleaning solutions and more often than not steam is used to clean your carpets. Water is heated to temperatures above 200F and sprayed into your carpets with pressure, not enough to damage them but enough to get out the trapped and ground in dirt. It loosens the dirt and the high temps kill any dust mites that might be there and all of that is removed with vacuum later. It won’t damage fibers and it can be used on even the most delicate carpets.
Carpets are a big investment and by keeping them clean you make your carpets last longer and improve the health and air quality of your home. When was the last time you had your carpets professionally cleaned?