A Look At What Is Hiding In Your Carpet
Carpets are an integral part of the decor. Cosy underfoot, stylish to accentuate the interior space, and with insulating attributes that make the room feel warmer – having one installed in the room sure does have its benefits. However, over time, due to the usage it receives, it accumulates loads of grime. People and pets walking about stomp the soiling into the lush fibres and this ends up posing a threat to the health of the persons on the premises, as well as the carpet itself. Let’s delve into that’s lurking in the carpet, and its effect.
There are different substances that can trigger allergic reactions when raised into the airspace after the carpet’s fibres are disturbed – which occurs whenever people walk on it. The carpet is basically a large allergen storage unit, holding in everything from pet fur and dander, to the faecal pellets from the hordes of dust mites hiding within the material, fungal spores that latch onto the fibres, pollen carried into the house through the open windows by gusts of wind, insect body parts as the critters come to feed on the organic matter that’s in the carpet, to the soiling that is tracked into the house under people’s shoes and slowly gets ground into fine dust particles. Unless you make arrangements for a thorough carpet cleaning, these substances keep accumulating within the material all through the year. Kids and pets – who spend plenty of time playing on the carpet and close to ground level, will be at a higher risk of getting affected by the allergens, triggering anything from mild sneezing, to issues like eye irritation, eczema, and even all-out asthma attacks for the affected persons.
Moisture in the carpet, the warmth of the material, plus the nature of the fibres themselves that provide nourishment for the fungi make the carpet a suitable environment for mould to develop. It will latch onto the material, feeding on the carpet itself and ruining it. In fact, by the time you notice patches of the carpet have changed colour due to the growth of the mould, then there could already be an all-out infestation underneath the material. This is especially for the cases where there have been liquids that have been allowed to dwell in the carpet for too long – such as by ignoring drinks spills, all through to cases of DIY steam cleaning gone wrong. Whichever the case, a mould infestation can wreak havoc in your home, which is why it is important to ensure that the appropriate carpet cleaning methods are used, and the drying times reduced.
Dangerous chemicals within the carpet can lead to a wide range of health problems for persons on the premises. From substances like formaldehyde and toluene, to acetone, benzene and even the 4-PC that brings that “new carpet” smell, these are not substances that you want your family members being exposed to around the clock. Having a regular carpet cleaning schedule in place will ensure that the chemicals have been removed, thus protecting the health of your loved ones.
- Dust mites
These microscopic creatures are sustained by the shower of skin flakes that piles up in the carpet. Given that they draw moisture right out of the atmosphere, and that the carpet is warm enough, they have all they need to survive and thrive in large colonies. With the average person shedding off around 10g of dead skin flakes a week, there’s plenty of food for these little creatures. Add this to the material that comes from the carpets and dogs in the household, and the mite’s populations will explode. While this microscopic creature itself is not a direct threat to people, its faecal residue is, due to the protein elements in it that trigger allergic reactions in sensitive people.
With the sole of the average shoe carrying more bacteria than a toilet seat, it’s no surprise that a huge portion of this will be tracked onto the carpet. In fact, those lush fibres may very well be hosting colonies of germs. The decaying organic material that is on the carpet – from food crumbs to insect waste, also fuels the microbe population in your carpet. It can be pretty gross to think about all strains of germs that can be calling your carpet their home.
Bring In The Pros To Work On Your Carpet
Giving your carpet a deep cleaning requires powerful equipment, to flush out the grime buried within those lush fibres. It goes beyond that though – skills factor in as well. After all, there are numerous products and systems used when working on carpets, and different materials being dealt with, and the wrong approach can easily damage the unit. You want a procedure that will get the task done without ruining the beauty or structural integrity of your unit. After all, you must have spent lots of funds to get the right carpet for your home, and the last thing you picture is its material getting corroded, permanent stains forming on it, or the carpet separating from its backing due to so much liquid being used.
Our team is well versed with the different carpet cleaning requirements, and have been providing the services to both residential and commercial clients for years. We have invested heavily in a skilled team, and industrial grade machinery, to ensure a fast turnaround of quality results. From hot water extraction systems to green cleaning processes that pose no risk to the biodiversity around your premises, we factor it all in to ensure you get the results you desire. We are also timely, ensuring that the task is done within the scheduled time.
When it comes to pricing, we have tailored our packages to suit different carpet sizes and types. What’s more the quotation you get will be fine-tuned to your particular situation. Our friendly staff are on standby to address any concerns or queries that you have about the process. Give us a call today to get your carpet cleaning needs handled by the experts.