Many of us think that running a vacuum cleaner twice a week suffices as carpet cleaning. While regular vacuuming can help keep dust, bacteria, and pet dander at bay, it’s hardly enough to maintain your carpet’s cleanliness.
Carpet and rugs account for 65% of the floor covering market share in our homes. So, if your carpet’s cleanliness is neglected, that opens the door for all kinds of allergens and microscopic mites to burrow deep into its soft, cozy surface.
Unfortunately, this means that the carpet you thought was clean, might actually be far from it.
So, how can you be sure that your home and carpets stay healthy and clean?
Read on to find out how what it takes to keep your carpets clean!
Although it might be hard to believe, there are reportedly 200,000 bacteria per square inch that hide in the average home’s carpeting. Germs, dead skin cells, pet hair, dirt, and grime lay dormant in your floor’s cushioned surface.
This includes harmful colonies of E Coli, Salmonella, and other icky organisms.
Vacuuming merely scratches the surface of the filth buried under our feet. Most vacuums aren’t engineered to dig beneath the outermost layer of carpeting.
Instead, you should vacuum in between regular professional carpet cleanings in order to truly get the gunk out.
Professional carpet cleaning isn’t merely a suggestion for a healthy home, it’s also mandated by most carpet manufacturers. In fact, most carpeting companies will not honor their warranties if you skimp on professional cleanings.
However, the required professional cleaning every 12 to 24 months isn’t likely to do the trick. If you have members of your household who are allergy-prone, you are better off deep cleaning your carpets at least twice a year, recommends allergy-free house-cleaning expert Robin Wilson.
Millions of Americans suffer from indoor allergies, which can be alleviated with professional cleaning services. But, you also risk compromising your home’s air quality if you go without regular pro cleanings.
Often, people think that they can do the job of cleaning their carpets just as well as the pros. But, this is rarely the case.
There are several reasons that professionals tend to perform a more thorough cleaning of your carpet, even when you are using a steam cleaner to do it yourself.
Besides the fact that professional equipment is usually capable of heavier duty cleaning, professionals also make sure they suck out the damp solution that many homeowners are apt to leave behind.
Moist carpets can serve as a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. So, making sure that your carpet dries properly is just as important as the cleaning process in many cases.
If it’s been a while since you last scheduled a professional carpet cleaning, we can help.
Contact us to make an appointment to have your carpets professionally cleaned today!