You want your carpet to look good. You see it everyday and your guests see it every time they visit. You vacuum. You pray nobody spills anything and then you try to clean the spots when they do. It’s not always an easy task but, if you do it consistently, the carpet looks…ok. You’ve seen the steam cleaner for rent as you check out at the grocery store. A few hours with that could make a difference. If you do it yourself you can save some money, right? Do you really need a professional carpet cleaning service? Well, yes.
In addition to catching crumbs, liquids, and dirt tracked in on your shoes, your carpet takes abuse and is hiding many unseen trouble makers that cause more damage than just embarrassing you when the neighbors stop by.
First, if carpet is not kept clean on a regular basis and it gets wet, or is in an area of high humidity, mold growth becomes a serious issue.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, carpets trap pollutants like dust mites, pet dander, cockroach allergens, particle pollution, lead, mold spores, pesticides, dirt and dust. Some of these pollutants can become airborne as a result of vacuuming or just walking across the carpet. However, according to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, by trapping the allergens, carpet actually minimizes conditions that affect allergies, by keeping many allergens from becoming airborne. The key to this working, however, is proper cleaning of the carpet to remove those allergens and other pollutants. The IICRC also conducted a study that found that more than eight out of 10 U.S. homeowners feel their family’s health is directly related to the cleanliness of floors in the home.
While regular vacuuming goes a long way to help keep your carpet looking good and removing visible dirt, a professional carpet cleaning service can make your carpet look better and last longer, and keep you healthier. The difference is in the equipment and cleaning methods they utilize. Most professionals recommend having your carpets professionally cleaned at least once and sometimes twice per year.
Different situations sometimes require different methods of cleaning. Whereas a rented steam cleaner may seem a good option for a quick fix, it can leave your carpet wet with detergent residue. A professional carpet cleaning service will have options for spot treatment, cleaning, rinsing, and drying your carpet. When selecting a professional carpet cleaner, make sure to find a reputable company and don’t just shop based on price or the deal of the week.
Of course there are times when your carpet may just need to be replaced. Whether it’s too far gone or just time for a change, Carolina Flooring Services offers a wide variety of carpeting options for your home or business. Contact us now to schedule an appointment or a consultation.
- Your carpet traps pollutants that vacuuming alone may not remove.
- Don’t select a professional carpet cleaner based on price alone.
- Have carpets cleaned at least once per year.
- Check references of carpet cleaning companies.