Dirty carpet can pose a risk to the investment you made in them, as well as become a significant health hazard. Today’s article from Acme Clean Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning will cover four reasons why you should hire a professional carpet cleaning company to maintain your carpets properly.
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your carpet. As long as it’s there and it looks good, you’re happy! However, proper care is important and here’s why…
Protecting your carpet is protecting your investment
In many homes, the carpeting is a significant investment, particularly if your entire house is carpeted, or you purchased a more luxurious type of carpet. That means that it is in your best interest to care for that carpet and help it to last as long as possible. Paying for professional services once a year might sound like a waste of money when you vacuum all the time, but professional services are important and will save you a lot of money in the long run.
You might be wondering how professional carpet cleaning saves you money. Every time that someone enters your home they are bringing small particles of dirt and other debris and depositing them on your carpet. Those particles then act like sandpaper on your carpet every time someone passes over them. The dirtier the carpet, the faster the degradation.
Typical household vacuums will remove some of those particles, particularly if you vacuum very regularly before things get ground in too much, but they simply can’t get it all out. The industrial strength machines used by professionals have deep cleaning power designed to extract everything from the carpet fibers, of course without damaging the carpet itself.
Protecting your family from respiratory issues
For those households in which someone lives with asthma or some other type of respiratory problem, why you should hire a professional carpet cleaning company is pretty clear. You may know that mold and other kinds of bacteria thrive in damp, dark environments – like underneath your carpeting. Once your carpet is dampened by a spill or walking across it after having been out in the rain, it is difficult for it to fully dry, and thus mold and bacteria begin to take root and flourish.
This stuff lives and breeds in the deepest, darkest parts of your carpet and household vacuum cleaners simply do not have the capacity to suck it all out of the carpet fibers. Even some professional machines don’t pull it all out well. A reputable carpet cleaner will first use organic cleaning solutions on your carpet to kill and loosen mold and bacteria followed by a good scrubbing. Then they will use high-powered vacuum machines to ensure that all particles are removed.
Steam cleaning is not always an adequate replacement for professional cleaning
Some folks understand the importance of deep cleaning their carpets once in a while but think that renting a steam cleaning machine and doing it themselves is an effective replacement. Unfortunately, steam cleaning gone wrong can worsen the mold and bacteria problem. As a homeowner, you may not even be aware that you actually make your carpet more dangerous after you “clean” it.
Why does this happen? The average homeowner is not a carpet cleaning expert. A very common mistake is either soaking the carpet with too much hot water or not getting it vacuumed back up quickly enough. Water ends up soaking down into the carpet padding, and from there it is virtually impossible to remove, especially if you don’t realize it is there and don’t even try to remove it.
So now there is a bacteria breeding factory living under your carpets and filling them full of dangerous mold and bacteria. Obviously, that presents a problem for respiratory issues amongst your family members. If you have hardwood floors under your carpets, it can leave them stained and unusable. If you were ever thinking of pulling up that carpet and using the hardwood underneath, now you will have a lot of work to get it looking beautiful again or potentially even have to replace the floor.
Another common mistake in home carpet cleaning is that homeowners use the wrong type of cleaning solution for their carpet. If you don’t take the prudent step of testing the cleaner on a small area, you could end up staining it and ruin a significant portion of your carpet, completely annihilating the savings you thought you were gaining.
Professionals protect your carpets with special coatings
The last step that professional carpet cleaning companies will take is to cover your carpet with a protective layer. This coating helps to keep the carpet clean for a longer period. Without it, the next time someone spills their drink or comes in from the rain, moisture gets back down into the fibers and bacteria begins to grow again and you’re right back where you started!
Sure, there is fewer bacteria, and it will take time to repopulate to the extent that it was before, but it is much better to prevent the moisture from getting down there so quickly in the first place. The coating also conveniently keeps spills at bay for longer, so you have time to get them cleaned up and with less likely chance of staining. This will help, not only with bacteria but also with preserving your carpet and helping it to last longer in general.
We hope that after reading these four reasons why you should hire a professional carpet cleaning company you have a better understanding of the importance of cleaning your carpet. Of course, if you have any further questions, you can always talk to one of our experts here at Acme Clean.
We have been serving the community of Denver since 1967, and our work speaks for itself. Just talk to any of our customers or check out the testimonials on our website to hear about the quality of the work that we do and the standard of customer service that we keep. When we leave a home, the carpets are looking, feeling, and smelling so much cleaner and fresher, you can rest easy knowing that your family is protected from all that dangerous bacteria.
Call us here at Acme Clean today for an appointment or quote and find out how quick and easy it is to get great smelling, clean carpets today! Say goodbye to damaging dirt and particles, slowly destroying your carpets and all that nasty bacteria that is messing with your respiratory system today!