Carpet Cleaning: Why you should hire a professional
Did you know that the average American home has over 100 different species of arthropods, insects, and spiders? Gross! Many people view carpet cleaning as something that only needs to be done when a stain is made, but do you know what's really hiding in your carpets? Learn about the many benefits of carpeting cleaning and why you should choose a professional to handle the job.
Truck-mounted equipment used by professionals is heavy duty and has the suction power needed to pull out everything that hides deep within your carpet. Most state of the art equipment heats up the carpet fibers to disinfect and sanitize the area leaving your carpets fresh and plush.
What’s hiding in your carpet?
Dirt & Grime
Common types of pests that could be found hiding throughout your home. Retrieved from dailymail.co.uk
Choosing a Cleaning Company
Professional cleaning companies, especially those who have been in business for many years know the proper methods to use in order to get the job done the correct way. Don’t trust just any old carpet cleaning service, take your time and research to find a company that works best for you. Homeowners are often drawn to coupons and discounts that offer to get the job done as quickly as possible. Don’t be fooled by companies that are only concerned with quantity rather than the overall quality of the job. A good cleaning company will take their time to ensure the job is done right the first time. Some professional cleaning companies also offer low moisture cleaning options to reduce the overall drying time. Also, look for companies that are certified through The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Technicians that have the IICRC certification are properly trained in how to use the equipment and work with the cleaning agents.
Knowledge is power! Not all carpets and rugs are made out of the same materials. Depending on if the carpet is synthetic or wool your carpets could require different cleaning treatments. To avoid improperly cleaning your carpets, leave it to the pros!
Don’t rent that machine!
It's common to find carpet cleaning machines for rent at your local grocery store, but apart from trying to get that heavy thing home there are other reasons why you should deter from using these machines. Rentable machines are not nearly as strong and durable as truck-mounted equipment and most of the time only clean the top layer of the carpet, pushing dirt and debris further down. They also do not get hot enough to kill the bacteria and dust mites that are lodged in the carpet fibers. Certified carpet technicians are trained and know how to properly tear down and thoroughly clean the machines after each use, rather than transferring dirt, dust mites, and other unmentionables from home to home.
New research has shown that keeping your carpets clean can help maintain the overall air quality in your home. Dust particles present in the air eventually settle into your carpet, cling to carpet fibers and can be kicked back up into the air. For those of you who suffer from allergies, cleaning your carpets can help eliminate many of the allergy triggers that hide deep within the fibers of your carpet.
Knowing exactly which cleaning products to use in order to get out certain stains is tricky to say the least. Professional cleaning companies know exactly what cleaning agents to use in order to remove stains without damaging your carpet in the process. For those who are hyper sensitive to chemicals, many companies now offer green cleaning solutions.
Get the most out of your carpet by keeping up on the routine cleaning and maintenance. In the long run, the cost of getting your carpets professionally cleaned is a lot cheaper than paying to replace them after years of heavy wear and tear.
There are many benefits to having your carpets cleaned professionally. Skip the hassle, save your time & hire a professional carpet cleaning company to ensure the job is done right, the first time!
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