Carper Cleaning Services
When was the last time you had your carpets cleaned? Not just vacuumed – but cleaned?
Because if you aren’t regularly using professional carpet cleaning services then you are potentially putting yourself and your family at risk or health issues while simultaneously leaving your property looking far short of the very best it can do.
Here we will look in some more detail at precisely what actual ‘carpet cleaning‘ entails, how it differs from simply running around with a vacuum and what you can do to ensure that your carpet is as clean and hygienic as possible all year round.
Why Vacuuming Isn’t Enough
When you vacuum your carpet, you will essentially be using suction in order to draw all the bits of dirt, dust, and bugs out of your floor. This might seem as though it would be enough to keep your carpets clean and it is certainly a strong suction that is enough to make a big difference.
However, what’s key to remember is that your carpet is made up of lots of small amounts of fiber. These fibers essentially form a tiny ‘forest’ and make lots of small spaces in-between them where things can get stuck and where they can hide from you. That means dust and dirt and it means bacteria and germs.
Simply using a vacuum cleaner will not be enough to remove harmful bacteria at the microscopic level and it won’t even be able to get in between the fibers right down the bottom.
What that means, is that even if you vacuum regularly, you will still have a build-up of tiny bacteria, of dust and dander and of dead skin from you and your guests. Huge amounts of dead skin… Then there will be mold spores, bits of rotting food and possibly even fleas that came in from your pet. If you have a dog or a cat then they will sometimes roll in manure and then come and roll in your carpet. Do you still feel happy with your children playing on that same surface?
What is Professional Carpet Cleaning?
When you use carpet cleaning services, on the other hand, the clean you will get is far more thorough and comprehensive.
Professional carpet cleaning services use industrial cleaning equipment that utilizes a much stronger vacuum in combination with water and carpet cleaning products. The process varies depending on the company you use and depending on the type of carpet and how unclean it is.
A vacuum wash, for instance, will involve wetting your carpet by squirting large amounts of water and then using a very powerful vacuum in order to dry it. This sucks the very moisture droplets through every layer of the carpet bringing dirt and bacteria with it. Another option is to use a shampoo in conjunction with a vacuum wash to even more effectively kill bacteria or to use the shampoo with large scrubbing brushes (though this is less common these days).
Dry carpet cleaning meanwhile is an option for very delicate carpets that might be damaged by other methods. This type of carpet cleaning will often use dry products that ‘attract’ dirt and can then be vacuumed up. Another option for dry carpet cleaning is ‘dry ice blasting’.
Carpet cleaning companies can also offer a number of additional, complementary services. For instance, they often provide cleaning services for upholstery as well or for rugs. Furthermore, they can also provide stain removal which may be necessary if you have spilled wine or if you have grass stains in your room.
What to Expect When You Use Carpet Cleaning Services
When using carpet cleaning services, you should expect them to first have to move a lot of your furniture. This way they can create space for their industrial cleaning tools and this makes it easier for them to provide a complete and thorough wash for your carpet.
When they finish, if you have used traditional carpet cleaning rather than dry carpet cleaning, you will find that your carpet is still a little damp. This can last for a few hours and during this time it is important to avoid walking on your carpet and not to move your furniture back. This is actually another benefit of using dry carpet cleaning methods – it enables businesses to get back to normal operation as quickly as possible.
What you should also expect when using carpet cleaning is for your carpets to look cleaner, brighter and more colorful than they have for years after the process is completed. When you go for a long time without washing your carpets, you often won’t notice that they are starting to look old and gray. It’s not until you get them cleaned and notice the sudden transition that it becomes apparent just how unclean they were! The room will often smell much nicer too.
How to Keep Your Carpets Cleaner
Once you’ve had your carpets cleaned, you will probably want to keep them looking bright and fresh for as long as possible. So how do you keep them that way?
One important piece of advice is to make sure that your air ducts and vents are clean. This is a common cause of problems when it comes to unclean looking carpets – if your air ducts are dirty then this will have the effect of spreading dust and dirt all around your home and this makes the carpets get tired looking much faster.
Likewise, you should also make sure that you dust your other surfaces regularly and generally ensure everything stays as clean as possible.
Introducing some rules for residents can also have a beneficial effect. This might mean no dogs in some rooms, or it might mean enforcing that visitors have to take their shoes off. You might not like playing the disciplinarian but the result will be cleaner and healthier carpets all year round.
On top of all this, get your carpets cleaned regularly and discuss how often with your carpet cleaning company. This way your home will stay brighter and your family will stay healthier!
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