Did you ever stop to think about what is lurking deep down in your carpet? You may not want to know. An article in Men’s Health Magazine cited research published in 2001 which showed that the average indoor carpet had about 200,000 bacteria per square inch: that’s about 4,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat.
Anything you or your pets walk in gets wiped off by your carpets and rugs when you get home. And a lot of the particles that fall on a carpet or rug settle and never get removed. Your carpets are a harbor for all sorts of gross stuff: dead skin cells, dust mites, pet hair and dander, bacteria, pollen, dust, bugs, not to mention odors like pet urine.
Isn’t Vacuuming Enough?
Vacuuming is definitely crucial to minimize all the things that collect in carpeting and rugs and keep them under control. But, it can only do so much. To really deep clean and remove the small particles, it’s best to get your carpets and rugs professionally deep-cleaned every 6 months to 1 year. Don’t use an at-home carpet cleaner; they do not have enough suction to get it all out and will often leave a layer of moisture which can lead to mold deep in your carpet.
Allergies and Carpet Cleaning
Besides dangerous bacteria and disgusting stuff, dirty carpets also harbor copious amounts of allergens. The pollen, dust, and other allergens that get trapped in your carpet can cause respiratory issues and wheezing when they get kicked up into the air when someone walks on the carpet or vacuums it.
If people in your house have allergies or sensitivities, being in carpeted areas of the house can become miserable for them. No one wants to sit in a room and immediately start to sniffle or sneeze.
Do Rugs Get as Dirty as Carpet?
Believe us, they do. Take a look at this video to see the filthy water coming out of ONE RUG.
What are the Advantages of Professional Carpet Cleaning?
- Professionals have higher quality equipment
Professional equipment heats the water to a much higher temperature, and the trucks operating the equipment have more power so can apply and extract the cleaner with more pressure. This results in the removal of more allergens and crud from the carpet, plus a faster drying time.
- Professionals have training and experience
They will know how to get rid of specific types of stains and odors that you do not.
- You won’t have to deal with common do-it-yourself mistakes
People who try and clean their own carpets make a lot of mistakes. If they don’t completely rinse their carpet, the sticky fibers will attract more dirt once the carpet dries. If the home carpet machine isn’t strong enough, water will remain at the base of the carpet creating a potential for mold growth.
- Your carpet will last longer
When you take proper care of your carpet it will last longer. Over time, debris will accumulate in your carpets and cause the fibers to split and deteriorate. Regular vacuuming and regular professional cleaning will keep your carpet in top shape for a longer period of time.
Professional Carpet and Rug Cleaning at Affordable Prices
Absolute Cleaning & Restoration is a locally owned and family run company that cares about each of our customers. Our prices are very competitive and we employ fully trained professionals to ensure our work is top-notch. Many of our customers are repeat clients who keep coming back due to our quality service and customer relationships. Give us a call today to learn more about our carpet cleaning and rug cleaning services.