When it comes to carpeting, sometimes vacuuming is not enough. Carpets must be properly cleaned to preserve their appearance and condition. Probably the most important reason for cleaning your carpet however, is for the health of those within the household. The American Lung Association recommends that carpets be professionally cleaned at least once per year—especially for households that have any members suffering from breathing conditions such as snoring or asthma.
The EPA cites indoor pollutants as having a detrimental effect on the health of household members by contributing to respiratory illness. Indoor pollutants can be such things as every day dirt and dust (such as pet dander, allergens), and other pollutants known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which can become trapped in your carpeting. VOCs are compounds that many home products emit, which settle into carpeting and can only be removed by deep cleaning.
Other materials such as oil buildup from cooking, pets and spills cannot be removed by vacuuming. These oils will eventually cause a discoloration in the carpet, making traffic areas more prominent. Deep cleaning with a professional quality steam cleaner from your local rental company can enhance the lifespan of your carpet and leave these areas looking new once again.
Department store carpet cleaners may appear to do a good job on the surface, but they don’t usually go much deeper. For example, to properly rid your carpeting of dust mites requires deep cleaning at a high temperature. A rented steam cleaner is exactly the right tool for the job --the same quality tool that professionals use.
Another example of professional results gained by using professional tools is the drying time. Professional quality carpet cleaners are much more adept at removing moisture during the cleaning process. The less moisture at the end of the job means less chance for mold and mildew growth deep down. In addition, your family will be able to enjoy their living space much sooner.
Stop in or give us a call and we’ll set you up with all you need to keep your carpets professionally cleaned and your family safe. Our staff will make sure you have all the proper accessories, cleaning solutions and know-how to get the job done right.