Allergens And Your Carpet – Why Deep Cleaning Matters
No one likes to keep sneezing or having a stuffy nose. It can be exhausting. Maintaining a clean and healthy environment in your home is key, and one of the most common culprits when it comes to accumulating allergens in the carpet.
From an air filter, to a threat to your health
Indoor air quality is usually lower than the outdoors. The higher concentration of dust, pollutants, and other particles floating around and landing on the surfaces around the rooms makes routine cleaning necessary. The carpet, with its numerous fibres, initially pays a key role in making the air healthier to breathe. This is because its fibres trap the allergens and pollutants, locking them within the structure of the material. However, as this concentration builds up, it becomes easier to dislodge the particles for the carpet. Simply walking on it will be enough to kick up the allergens back into the air – but this time there will be a larger concentration, making the situation worse than it was before. The goal is to prevent things from getting to that point.
Even your guests will be affected by the state of affairs. In fact, they will be quick to observe the stuffy nature of the room the moment they walk in, even if the current occupants had already “got used” to it. You don’t want a scenario where your friends and family dropping by suddenly erupt into a bout of coughs, get runny eyes or a stuffy nose when they come into your home. You want them to be comfortable, not being forced to reach for their asthma inhalers – for those who are affected by the condition – in which case there will be attacks triggered by the increased concentration of allergens in the space.
A grime haven
The carpet holds it all- from the dust particles, pollen grains, pet fur and dander, smoke particles, food crumbs and the faecal residue of the insects coming to feed on them, dust mites and their body waste – they all accumulate within that lush pile. In fact, by the time you get to notice visible changes on the carpet, like its colour changing and sections of it becoming duller than the others, there will already have been a large amount of gunk buried within the material. These put the health of the persons on the premises at risk, especially the kids and pets who spend lots of time on the carpet. Even when hosting, you don’t want the guests walking into the house to immediately start being affected due to the allergens that will be getting into their respiratory system. These can also put those with preexisting conditions at risk, such as worsening bronchitis. Vacuuming alone is not enough. A deep carpet cleaning is required, where the products and equipment used flush out the gunk that is in the material, leaving it truly clean- as is witnessed through procedures like hot water extractions.
Getting down on your knees to scrub the carpet is not how you envision spending your weekends and days off from work. This is an arduous chore, and one that will take hours when one doesn’t have the right equipment and skills for the task. Sure, the professionals make it look easy. That is because they have high capacity carpet cleaning gear, and the cleaners themselves have been trained on the different aspects of the job, not to mention the experience that comes when taking care of diverse carpet cleaning needs in residential and commercial establishments for years. This is as opposed to the DIYer relying on blog knowledge and tools rented from the local dealership store. While the challenge may appear exciting, it usually results in the DIYer stopping midway and calling up the pros to come in and salvage the situation. This is due to a myriad of reasons.
Take the rented equipment for instance. In order to make more portable and lighter to be manoeuvred by the DIYer, these machines come with smaller component parts- such as the mortars and pumps. This means that they will have less capacity for the carpet cleaning. Having the equipment and using it properly are two different things as well. DIY carpet cleaning stories are laden with reports of how things went off the rails. A common blunder that is usually made is overwetting the carpet. It appears harmless. After all, the carpet will dry soon, right? Wrong. First, overwetting brings about issues like fabrics shrinkage, and the dyes simply getting washed off, leading to discolouration. There are cases where the carpet separates from its backing. It also prolongs the drying time, which is more than just an inconvenience. With the carpet taking days to dry, mould and mildew get a chance to grow- exacerbating your problems. They are a health risk, increasing the concentration of spores in the interior space, and there will be species that produce mycotoxins, further worsening the situation. Another common mistake is overshampooing- which basically becomes a nuisance due to tine increased residue that is left behind, which accelerates the resoiling- forcing you to repeat the carpet cleaning much sooner- which is certainly not an outcome you want after spending so much time, energy and resources on the task. You don’t have to put yourself through this.
The professionals come in to take the load off your back. Fully equipped with high capacity machinery, and with an experienced team operating the gear, the carpet cleaning is done in a fraction of the time that it would have taken you had you gone the DIY route. This frees up your time, allowing you to focus on other activities that you will actually be happy to engage in, all while ensuring that you get quality results at the end of the process.
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