Carpets trap airborne pollutants such as dust mite debris, pet dander, mold and bacteria. Over time, these irritants can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms in family members. Professional cleaning eliminates these pollutants and improves indoor air quality. Stains are another reason to keep up with routine carpet maintenance. With the proper cleaning products and techniques, most stains can be removed.
Prevents Mold and Mildew
Mold spores are everywhere, but when they settle on your carpet, they can become a problem. Spores are moisture magnets that can thrive if combined with ambient humidity or excess moisture (like that found in a wet carpet). Eventually, exposure to these spores can lead to sickness. Children are especially susceptible to mold and can develop breathing problems and other health issues, such as hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Getting your carpets cleaned professionally helps prevent the formation of mold and mildew. With a specific solution that dissolves and softens filth, technicians precondition the rug. Then they use a high-powered vacuum machine to extract the dirt, grime, and mold spores. Regular carpet cleaning can also help prevent the formation of mold and mildew in humid areas.
Many carpets become damaged by accidental spills and pet accidents. These liquids seep into the fibers and can cause permanent damage if not immediately cleaned. Faulty pipes and plumbing can also saturate carpets with water, leaving unsightly stains. Vacuuming regularly, especially in high-traffic areas, helps prevent this damage. Also, using coasters under heavy furniture will protect your carpets. Professional rug cleaning may remove any offensive odors and the microscopic dust mites, germs, and pollutants that have built up in the fibers in your new home or workplace. Keeping your rugs clean also contributes to healthier indoor air quality.
Many things, including dirt, dust, and mold, can trigger allergies. Dirty carpets can harbor these allergens in and around the fibers. When these are removed, everyone in the establishment can breathe a little easier, whether they have allergies or not. Regardless of the fabric, any carpet will collect debris like pollen and other allergens during regular use. Rugs that are regularly vacuumed and cleaned will minimize these types of contaminants. Taking preventative measures like placing mats at facility entrances, keeping pet dander to a minimum, and cleaning up spills can also help minimize allergy-triggering pollutants. However, even with these preventative efforts, a deep clean is necessary to remove all the allergens trapped in your carpeting completely. It is when a professional with the right equipment can make all the difference.
Carpets can become a haven for unsightly stains, unpleasant odors and microscopic house guests. Stains can be removed by professional cleaning. The type of stain determines the treatment. Stains that dissolve in water, such as washable ink, milk, latex paint, and berries, are easier to clean than non-water soluble stains such as wine, coffee, blood, chocolate or pet stains. Vacuuming daily and blotting spots immediately as they occur helps prevent liquids from penetrating the carpet fibers. A color test is also important to avoid permanent color change. It can be done by placing white absorbent material against the colored area of the carpet and blotting. Using a color test before applying any spot removal agent is best. It will ensure that the chemical doesn’t damage or discolor.
Carpet can absorb odors like cooking fumes, smoke, pet urine, or mildew. Cleaning and deodorizing carpets prevents these odors from building up in your home. Running a dehumidifier during high moisture times in the summer is also a good idea. Blotting spills or stains instead of rubbing them can prevent the stain from penetrating the fibers further. Keep a commercial stain remover and hydrogen peroxide on hand for tough stains like blood or wine. You can deodorize your carpet with a simple baking soda mixture, using essential oil to add a pleasant scent (be careful since some oils, such as eucalyptus and pine, can be toxic to pets). Sprinkle the baking soda over the area you wish to deodorize and leave it for at least an hour overnight if possible, then vacuum thoroughly.