With winter behind us, perhaps you’re thinking of having your carpets cleaned in order to bring back that new, fresh look. However, there’s other benefits to having your carpets cleaned that goes well beyond that of a fresh look. Here’s a few:
Your carpet is typically the last line of defense for anything that falls, from dirt to spills. Carpets that are not frequently cleaned can contain these pollutants and more, including allergens. When walking on your carpets, especially in heavier traffic areas, these pollutants can be kicked up into the air, which can lead to you breathing in these pollutants. Frequent cleaning can prevent much of these pollutants in your home.
Dust mites are unavoidable, and are also undetectable by the naked eye. Dust mites lay eggs, leave feces and body fragments, and can quickly spread throughout your carpets. Not sure about you, but that doesn’t sound like a house guest we would like sticking around.
Frequent vacuuming can help with dust mites, but a professional cleaning, including a steam cleaning method, is best for killing any bacteria due to dust mites.
Mold and Mildew Growth
April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring unwanted moisture into your home. This can quickly lead to the growth of mold and mildew if not properly dried and cleaned. Drying and vacuuming an area of carpet that encounters a spill or heavy moisture can help prevent mold and mildew growth. However, sometimes moisture goes undetected into your carpets and is unreachable without a professional cleaning.
The obvious benefit of having your carpets cleaned is bringing back that wonderful shine when you first installed your carpet. However, the more important benefit is keeping your carpets free and clear of pollutants, allergens and mold and mildew.