In this blog we’ll be providing you with advice relating all areas of home-cleaning.
As you can see from the above graphic, there are plenty of good reasons to have your carpets cleaned by a reputable company, not least because dirty carpets appear ugly. Even if you keep your home immaculately clean you are not exempt from getting dust and germs in your carpet.
No matter how often you sweep or vacuum your home, dirt and dust are absorbed deep inside the fabric and build up over time. Because so much is hidden, it is safe to assume that once your carpets starts looking dirty, they are in fact very dirty.
Apart from the aesethetic drawbacks, dirty carpets can lead to dust in the air which you will unavoidably breathe in, as supported by the South African Department of Health. Dust mites and fungus can also lie deep in the carpet and cause skin allergies in some.
Every day we bring pollutants in our houses, which settle inside our carpets: exhaust fumes, chemicals, soot, bacteria, pollen dust. Then of course there is the dirt we ourselves produce, such as dead hair and skin which dust mites feast on. By using different carpet cleaning services you can remove this unpleasant detritus and keep your home healthy.
Below are several main reasons to keep your carpets regularly cleaned.
- Better quality of air in your home or office by removing bio-pollutants from soft furnishings and floors
- Reducing dust that can cause allergy and trigger asthma in people prone to such illness
- Removal of bacteria that can hurt your health
- Improves colour and texture of the carpet
- Gets rids of stains that can be difficult to remove
- Protect your home’s investment
– Tony Platt
Written April 2014
Tips for Carpet Cleaning In Your Home
When it comes to lifting the spirits of any room, there is a lot to be said for cleaning the carpets. With the amount that the carpet can trap in terms of dirt, it is no wonder that a freshly cleaned carpet can make the whole house seem a lot brighter and more fresh, certainly by way of smell and appearance. If you have not experienced the transformative effects of a carpet clean, then you are in for a treat, and will no doubt be shocked at how different the cleaning can make the carpet feel. Have a look over the following advice for different ways in which you can get your carpet looking spotlessly new and vibrant.
For a start, there is the household favourite of carpet shampoo. You will be able to work wonders with carpet shampoo without having to get a professional in. There are any ways in which carpet shampoo is great, but the main one is the price, as you can buy a can of the foaming variety for a few pounds form the supermarket. The issues that come with carpet shampoo revolve around the fact that you do it yourself, and for the most part, people are not that well experienced in the art of cleaning the carpet. So, you need to be sure that you can get decent coverage, and that you are prepared to sweat a little, as working the foam in to the pile successfully will take a fair amount of time and effort. If you are set on the idea of doing it yourself, be sure that you leave the foam to dry properly before you vacuum it out, as if any gets stuck in there, it will attract more dirt, and more quickly. You have been warned!
As far as professional options go, steam cleaning, hot water extraction and dry cleaning are all good methods. With steam cleaning, steam is used to dislodge and then suck out any dirt form the carpet, which assures that you get a really deep clean. Hot water extraction is a similar process, except that it uses extremely hot water, which is blasted into the carpet and then sucked out, along with all of the dirt that the pressure and heat pulls away from the fibers. If you are in a position where you are looking for this sort of deep clean, then these options are great and well set for you. The heat involved in both kills a large amount of bacteria as well as removing dirt, so that’s a bit of a double win for you! Be careful that the carpet is not left too damp afterwards, as excess water will only result in smelly carpets and a situation by which you end up with a ruined carpet that you can’t get smelling good again!
If you want the best o the best, then you should go for dry cleaning. This process uses solvents to clean, so is not technically dry, but does not leave the carpet free of dirt and any water whatsoever. Whilst the expense of this process can put many people off, it is essential that you keep in mind how effective it can be, so that you are not blinded by the price. A good dry clean of the whole carpet will leave you in a position where you do not need another for a long while, which puts it head and shoulders above many other methods for carpet cleaning.
These top tips have been kindly provided by : Pimlico Carpet Cleaning