Improve Your Quality Of Life With A Deep Carpet Cleaning
Being one of the largest furnishing items in the household, the state of the carpet will dictate the rest of the decor of the room. You can have elegant furniture and state-of-the-art electronics, but their appeal will be dragged down by a carpet that is in a dull and messy state. Not only does it affect the décor of the premises, but it also exposes the family members to a wide range of risks. Planning for routine carpet cleaning is key to protect your unit, prolonging its lifespan and creating a healthier space.
One of the main roles that the carpet plays is acting as a filter, trapping pollutants that are in the air space. From the pollen grains, fungi spores, chemicals, cigarette smoke particles, tar and other residues that are in the house gradually settle on the carpet, where they are trapped by its fibres. This is all fine and dandy – until the carpet starts becoming “full”. Basically, as more particles accumulate in the lush pile, the ability of the carpet to hold in the residue goes decreasing. Add this to the fact that the particles are gradually being broken down and becoming lighter and finer. They will easily be dislodged from the carpet’s fibres wherever it is distributed, getting kicked back up into the airspace. The affected rooms end up having more concentration of pollutants than initially, putting the household members at greater risks. While vacuuming helps reduce the rate at which allergens pile up in the fibres, a deep cleaning will still be required to be carried out in order to get rid of the substances that are left behind.
Odours too are problematic. A dirty carpet that has stayed for months without being given a thorough wash is bound to have odours emanating from it, especially for the busy households. Bacterial action on the decaying organic matter accumulating in the carpet, sweat from the soles of those walking barefoot, to the odours that were absorbed from people’s socks, pet dander and even those cases where your furry friend has a urine accident on the carpet – it all contributes to the foul smells that could be emanating from it. No one likes to be hit by a whiff of musky odours whenever you walk into the house – and definitely you don’t want that to be the setting that your guests find you in. How will it reflect on your personality? Whether it is your relatives or that dashing date you’re looking to impress, finding you in a residence with a smelly and soiled carpet will make them have lingering questions about your state of living, and what else ‘could be hidden away from their presence’. On the other hand, a fresh and vibrant carpet is welcoming, boosting the décor of the space. Bring in the professional carpet cleaning team to get rid of the source of the odours that are emanating from your unit, sprucing up the ambience of the space.
The No. 1 cause of a pest infestation in carpets is failing to clean it properly. For instance, the simple case of allowing food crumbs to accumulate in the material makes it a magnet of hordes of ants, attracted by the fruits, veggies, grains, meat and other matter that winds up within the lush fibres. Carpet beetles are also a concern, given that these pests feed on the carpet itself, multiplying rapidly with the females laying up to 100 eggs at once. The larvae of the carpet beetle can actually survive in the carpet for 3 years.
Fleas and mites are also an issue, especially for those households with cats or dogs. Your furry friend may have picked them up while on their escapades outdoors, and carried them home in their fur. These tiny creatures will find the carpet’s warm fibres to be a good hiding spot, from where they will keep on launching their attacks on the household members. Carpet moths, bed bugs – you don’t want any of these calling your carpet their home. Schedule a deep carpet cleaning, where the methods used will kill the pests and their eggs, as well as flushing them out of the fibres.
Those nagging thoughts about pending chores can get on your nerves. You can barely enjoy a weekend of relaxation when there are stains screaming at you from the carpet, or odours pervading your senses each time you walk into the room. Carpet cleaning itself is an intensive job, and choosing to handle it as a DIY job can be biting more than you can chew, resulting in anything from ending up with subpar results, to the carpet itself getting damaged. Spending hours scrubbing the carpet only to have stains wicking back up as it dries, cases of residue remaining in the carpet and causing it to get soiled at a faster rate, harsh chemicals being used in an attempt to break down stubborn stains but they end up corroding the material itself – these are not outcomes you want for the task. Leave it to the qualified carpet cleaning crew, who have been trained on the different types of materials, and tackling the diverse range of dirt and stain problems.
The carpet cleaning costs will vary based on different factors, since no two situations are the same. Issues that are typically focussed on when getting quotations from different companies include the type of carpet to be cleaned, the level of soiling involved, any particularly stubborn stains that need special attention, all through to the location of the premises relative to the carpet cleaning company offices, as well as the time of the day that the services are being scheduled, since there are cases where emergency cleaning is required. Getting quotations from different companies will enable you to gauge the range that would be suitable for your particular situation. Avoid the companies that offer rock bottom rates. When the prices are way below that of their competition, this is a red flag pointing to something being amiss with the specific company’s operations.