A lot of people think that cleaning carpets is simply a matter of removing surface stains or dirt. But, this isn’t the case at all. Getting your carpets properly cleaned is also about hygiene, especially if you have children and/or pets.
When you stop and think about it, you will probably realize how many germs, allergens and chemicals are tracked onto your carpet every day.
Clean Carpets for Hygiene
Retrace your steps for even one day to get an idea of how many undesirable things you are tracking across your carpets when you get back home.
Did you walk across a parking lot? Did you walk through your front yard or a local park? Did you stop to put gas in your car? Did you walk close to a dumpster?
If your answer to these and a thousand and one other similar scenarios is yes, then here are just a few of the things you have walked on, stepped in and brought home to deposit on your carpet:
- Garbage Residue
- Epidermal Waste
- Volatile Organic Compounds
- Food Particles
- And More
Not a very appealing picture, is it? But, it clearly illustrates the importance of having your carpets cleaned!
Guess what? Not all allergens and contaminants are outside.
Inside Problems for Carpet
The inside of your home isn’t immune to contaminants and allergens, either.
Dust mites, for instance, live in carpet and are responsible for sneezing, stuffy noses, watery eyes and other allergy symptoms. If you have pets, your carpet is harboring pet dander, a known allergen.
But that’s not all. There are also other contaminants and allergens such as dirt, smoke…even candles and air fresheners. All of which can cause allergic attacks.
Dr. Michael Berry, who is the Deputy Director of the Environmental Criteria and Assessment office of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) had this to say:
“Based on what I have learned in recent months from researchers working in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe, I have reached the conclusion that carpeting and fabrics not cleaned and properly maintained have the potential to cause a variety of health problems inside the building environment.”
So, as you can see, having clean carpets isn’t just a benefit from an aesthetic point of view but will also help you and your family stay healthy.
Cleaning is the Life of Carpet
While being healthy is of paramount importance and perhaps the number one reason for having your carpets expertly cleaned, there is another benefit.
Regular, deep carpet cleaning will greatly prolong the life of your carpet and keep it looking good.
Over time, as dirt and grime are built up in the fibers of your carpet, they begin to weaken it, which causes the carpet to wear out more quickly than it would if kept vacuumed and cleaned on a regular basis.
Cleaning your carpet helps keep it fresh, hygienic and in better condition!