Carpets are a popular and versatile floor covering solution. In commercial and residential establishments alike, owners and tenants are keen to set up the decor that suits their taste, and brings out their personality. When it comes to carpet designs and patterns, there is something for everyone. With the hundreds of options available, you can get the style that matches the decor in home or business premises. Whether you want warm colours like red that brighten up the room to create a cosy ambience, the neutral and safe beige that complements most furnishings and blends with literally any wall colour and makes the space look bigger, earthy tones like light blues, green or stone colours that are popular for bringing a calm and serene tone, all through to the shag pile carpets that take you back in time, bringing back that 80’s groove into the interior space, there are styles that will suit any budget and personal requirements. Even the feeling underfoot is different. Walking around on a hard surface floors is incomparable to when it has a carpet on it. That soft cosy feeling is also a huge push behind the urge for kids and pets to play around on the carpet, and even adults curling up on it during those date-nights at home. There’s still more that carpets bring on board. For instance, they enhance the sound properties in your establishment. Those footsteps up and down the stairs and in the hallways of your business premises get masked. It even helps in absorbing the noise from the numerous phone conversations and interactions between your customers and employees in your office buildings. You won’t keep getting complaints about toning down your activities from the neighbours in the apartment below you. Your kids can have fun and play around in the living rooms as you concentrate on work in the den or catch a nap in your bedroom.
The warmth that the carpets bring to the interior space is also literal. They have superior insulating properties, thanks to the packed nature of the fibres that traps air and heat during the cold winter months and maintaining cool indoor temperatures during the hot summer. Did you know that uninsulated floors account for between10 to 20% of heat loss from a home? As such, the carpet not only keeps your feet warm, but it also helps you cut down on the costs of running your HVAC systems. The carpet also helps in cleaning the interior air space. It traps dust, pet fur and dander, and other allergens that are floating about or dropped onto the surface, and holds onto them until it’s time to do the cleaning. This increases the air quality that your household members and the persons in your business premises will be breathing. Moreover, it protects the underlying flooring from the kicks of everyday life. It takes on everything, from the constant foot traffic to the items that are constantly being dropped. This also has the welcome bonus of preventing slips, and reducing body injuries from falls, and even breakages when items accidentally get out of grip or knocked over onto the floor. There have been many incidences when expensive china was protected from shattering into pieces simply because the floor had a carpet covering it. The carpets beauty and properties can last for long, as long as regular maintenance is carried out. That’s a job for the carpet cleaning Dublin experts.
The Grime In Your Carpet
The carpet catches everything that falls on it, and even scrapes some of it off the soles of people’ shoes. Soiling from the sidewalk and driveway brought into the establishment, mud from the yard carried on the paws of your pet, all through to the dust particles that are floating about and gradually settle on the carpet, increase the amount of gunk building up. Here are also those organic particles, such as skin flakes from the persons in the premises, to waste from insects and other pests coming out a night to feed on the food crumbs left in the carpet. With people walking on the carpet each passing moment, the dirt gets pushed into the deeper layer of the carpet, where it coagulates and leaves room for more soiling to be accumulated. This can go on for long, with the carpet being capable of hoarding dirt that is multiple times its own weight. As the organic matter decomposes, odours begin forming. They’ll develop from light nuisances to stenches that reek up the interior space. This doesn’t have to be your fate. Get rid of the grime in the fibre using professional carpet cleaning Dublin services.
· Bacteria and viruses
They are in your carpet in hoards. In fact, the amount of germs hiding in the carpet is in thousands of multiple times more than that on the toilet. For instance, as your dog steps on faecal matter at the park and tracks it home, you could end up having E. Coli in the fibres. Norovirus, Salmonella, and Campylobacter can all collect in your carpet. These cause a wide range of effects, and all have different lifespan in which they can remain active while still in the fibres. Take Norovirus for instance. It can live on for 4-6 weeks, and when it infects a person, it causes the stomach flu plus other kinds of complications with your digestive system. Salmonella on the other hand leads to diarrhoea and fever, particularly affecting kids plus the elderly. While most people associate it with contaminated food, it can actually be tracked onto the carpet under the shoes. Campylobacter tends to pop up during the winter, especially when the carpet is damp. It usually attacks those with compromised immune systems. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus, Enterococci- the list is long. Suddenly that 5-second rule isn’t so appealing now is it? When you drop food on the carpet and still pick it up and eat it, you could be getting these pathogens into your system. Was someone on the premises sick? As they coughed and sneezed, the pathogens could have ended up in the carpet, waiting to get kicked up into the air and breathed in as people walk about, or even picked up on your kids’ hands as they play and rub their faces. You don’t want your loved ones at home or the customers and staff in your commercial establishment being exposed to these pathogens. Professional carpet cleaning will protect them.
The organic matter building up in the carpet makes it a banquet table for numerous kinds of creatures, from the microscopic dust mites to rodents such as mice. As they feed on the material, they themselves leave behind faecal residue and different kinds of body waste, adding to the health risks for persons in the establishment. Take dust mites for instance. They live on the shed human skin flakes. Did you now that the average human being sheds between 30,000 and 40,000 skin cells every hour? Anywhere humans live and work, you will find the mites. Their waste material contains proteins that trigger allergic reactions in sensitive people. These can range from the common coughing and sneezing, to asthma attacks. When on the skin, they can also result in irritation, and inflamed eczema. Insects like cockroaches expose you to bacteria like Alcaligenes faecalis that causes of gastroenteritis, and urinary tract infections, Morganella morganii which causes wound infections, Pseudomonas species that causes respiratory infections and gastroenteritis all through to Chlamydia trachomatis, responsible for trachoma, an infectious eye disease that’s the leading cause of infectious blindness in the world; while the rats and mice come carrying pathogens that cause Hantavirus, that can progress to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), which is a severe and fatal respiratory disease, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis, a rodent-borne viral infectious disease or even tularemia caused by ticks spread by the mice. The pathogens are transmitted in their fresh urine, droppings and saliva. Add to this the damage that they met out on the carpet. Those sharp claws and teeth of the rodents are used to pry out the stuck-on food particles from the fibres of the carpet, which at best weakens them, and at worst rips them right out of the carpet. It doesn’t stop there. As they retreat to their hide spots behind walls and in the ceiling, they can damage the components of the building. There have been reported cases of fires being caused by mice chewing through electrical insulation. Getting rid of the food particles and other organic matter in the carpet will fix the source of the problem, and that exactly what the carpet cleaning crew will do.
· Pet waste
This is a combination of dead skin cells left behind by your furry friend, and also bits of the fur itself. They trigger asthma attacks and other allergic reactions in sensitive people. It can be anything from mild coughing, sneezing or watery eyes, or the articles can go all the way too worsening respiratory conditions such as bronchitis. Consequently, your best friend ends up landing you or your loved ones in hospital. However, having a carpet doesn’t mean that you cancel your plans of keeping a cat or dog. You can have it all. You just need to ensure that both the pet and the carpet get regularly cleaned, in order to protect the household members.
· Set-in stains
Stains are the bane of your carpet. Whatever is not meant to end up on it usually does- whether its coffee from the breakfast table or ink blots from the pens at your employees’ desks. They come from all over- alcoholic beverages, berries, food dyes as you were whipping up a recipe, ice cream as from your kid’s birthday party, jelly, milk from the breakfast table, chocolate, tea and coffee during those breaks at the office, blood drops especially during those pesky nose-bleeds, and even paint for those doing remodelling jobs in the premises. Nail polish, vomit, all through to urine stains from your pet will ruin the carpet. In panic, one may reach out for a towel to clean up the spills or messes, only to spread the stain and rub it deeper into the carpet. The blemishes and unsightly spots ruin the blend of colours that you had worked so hard to have installed in your establishment. Call in the carpet cleaning Dublin crew to get things back to normalcy.
· Fungal growths
They are numerous. The range of species of mould and mildew that can affect your carpet is vast, from Aspergillus that alone has over 150 species, Fusarium that clocks about 70 different species, Peziza belongs of class ascomycetes, all through to Penicillium, which has over 200 species. The mould and mildew develop because of the excess moisture conditions in the carpet- like when it’s wet for too long, or spills have been left to stand on the material. They form patches of all sorts of colours on your carpet, making it unsightly. However, those are just some of the problems that can result. For one, they produce spots, which are by themselves allergens. It leads to effects like coughing and sneezing, all though to hay fever and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. There are also species of the fungi that release mycotoxins. These can lead to various illness such as onychomycosis (nail infection), otomycosis (ear infection), aspergillosis (affects the lungs or respiratory tract) and even organ damage, like of the liver. Prolonged exposure increases the health risk that your household members or employees at your business premises are exposed to. Getting professional carpet cleaning services prevents this from happening in the first place, since the proper procedures are used to ensure that it dries as fast as possible.
The Hustle Of A DIY Carpet Cleaning Job
A DIY carpet cleaning job is fraught with numerous risks. These include:
1. Ineffective machinery
First off, the machine that one can rent from stores does not operate in the same league as those that the professional carpet cleaning company comes with. In order to lower costs to enable them to be rented, it also means you’ll be getting lower power and effectiveness for the cleaning action. After all, you have to be able to lug it around the house, meaning that it has to be light. If it’s too big, you’ll also have a difficult time bringing it home. This is different from the heavy-duty equipment that is mounted on tucks that the professionals use. While increasing the user-friendliness, the heat, pressure and vacuum power have been sacrificed. As such, before you’ve gotten down to work on the carpet, you’ll already be at a disadvantage. The processes will take up more of your time and energy than you had anticipated.
2. Overwetting the carpet
This is common with DIY and rookie jobs. The carpet ends up being left with too much moisture, such that it takes days to dry. This has several implications. For starters, it’s an inconvenience. The longer that you are unable to use the carpet, the more the underlying floor is at risk, and you may be forced to limited foot traffic on the area. Your kids will be unable to access the premises, and in commercial establishments, you will end up sealing off the affected sections from people, hampering the smooth flow of operations. However, that’s barely the tip of the ice berg. After a few days, you’ll begin noticing a musty smell. That’s fungi growing in the fibres of the carpet. The warmth, coupled with the presence of moisture, enable it to grow and thrive. The mould and mildew come with different health risks, endangering your household members at home, plus the customers and employees in your office building. Overwetting also leads to discoloration and shrinkage, which alters the very nature of the carpet itself. Even delamination can occur, in which case the carpet separates from its backing.
3. Too much detergent
Sometimes in a bid to get the job done faster, or attempting to deliver a thorough clean, one can use too much detergent. The overkill actually achieves the opposite of what you had intended. It leaves behind residue, which increases the rate of resoiling. After all those hours of backbreaking labour, you end up with a carpet that gets dirtied faster. It’s both disappointing and frustrating- a situation that you can avoid by calling in the carpet cleaning Dublin professionals.
4. Ruining the fibres
Using the wrong cleaning solutions, like when you go for harsh chemicals to treat stains, can be detrimental to the carpet. They corrode the fibres, causing them to weaken, drastically cutting short the lifespan of the carpet. It also reduces the efficacy of its functions, from the air purification to the warmth attributes, and will require you to purchase a whole new carpet for the establishment. All you wanted was to get rid of the dirt, grime and incessant stains, not end up ruining your investment. Protect it by turning to the carpet cleaning professionals.
5. Voiding your warranty
Carpet companies tend to insist on the buyers of the carpets to have them cleaned using professional services, and as seen above there is plenty of reason why. As such, by turning to the experts, you get the results you desire and protect your warranty at the same time.
Value Of Using Professional Carpet Cleaning Dublin Services
1. Powerful equipment
You want a deep clean- not just sucking away of portions of dirt that are on the surface, and having the rest pushed deeper into the carpet. Our state-of-the-art hot water extraction systems, actually remove the dirt, debris and grime from the carpet. Hot water, mixed with tough-acting cleaning products, is pushed into the carpet. It dislodges the dirt from the fibres, breaking through those coagulations that have built up on the pile, and dissolving the stubborn stains. The substances are brought to the surface, where highly effective vacuuming is used to remove the contents. It’s a deeper and more thorough clean compared to processes like shampooing, and even gets rid of the residue that would have caused rapid resoiling.
Our carpet cleaning Dublin services are available to both residential and commercial establishments. The crew has had years of experience dealing with the numerous kinds of material of carpets, from the durable nylon that is a popular option in high traffic areas, and the highly resistant olefin loved for its ability to ward off moisture and shedding, all through to acrylic and the high-end wool carpets. The team has the skills and knowledge base to employ the procedures that are most suitable to your particular type of carpet, and will protect the pile, be it cut or loop. You get to have professional results without risking damage to your investment. Moreover, our personnel are courteous, and will arrive on site in time, serve you diligently to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the entire spectrum of our services.
3. Create a healthier environment
You want to ensure that your family members are safe from the grime in your carpet. You don’t want your kids picking up nasty bugs as they play on the floor or allergens that will have customers and employees in your business premises going around coughing and sneezing. The powerful carpet cleaning systems destroy those colonies of microbes that have developed in your carpets. This is from the strong cleaning solutions, to the high temperatures of the hot water extraction. Bacteria, viruses, fleas and other creatures that are hiding out in the carpet are killed and flushed out, enabling you to rest assured that your loved ones are protected.
4. Save time
The professionals make it look easy, but with a DIY job, you’ll have a mountain of work to get through. For instance, which the carpet cleaning crew uses truck mounted equipment that delivers hot water, with the rental machines the best that can be done is pouring hot water into the mixing tank and hoping that it won’t cool off before you’re doe with the carpet cleaning- but it will. This means that you’ll keep shuttling around pails of hot water and preparing cleaning solutions areas as you work in your home. For those in commercial establishments, you don’t want your employees taking time off their duties to focus on cleaning the carpet, neglecting other aspects of your enterprise. You don’t want to inconvenience your operations, such as by not having the carpet ready in time to open the business, or being forced to seal off specific areas of the establishment for longer than is needed. With a DIY job, there’s also the workload involved as you lug around the machinery over the carpet. Add to this the distractions of daily life, plus the amount of research that will need to be gone into finding the right detergents to use for cleaning your specific type of carpet, all through to hauling around the furniture to get to the sections underneath it, and vacuuming the carpet to ensure as much of the water as possible is removed. That’s not how you want your free time to be spent.
Call in our carpet cleaning professionals to handle the project for you, leaving you free to engage in activities that appeal to you- from hanging out with friends and grabbing some drinks while you binge watch the new TV show that everyone’s being going on and on about, heading out to the museum with your kids or trying out that new restaurant that was opened up in the city, catching-or playing- a game with your buddies, from the league action to hitting the basketball court, get your bike, put on some sneakers and head to the woods and local park with the open spaces, trails, water fountains, pavilions, and playground, visit the showcasing at an art gallery, check out your community calendars and find out what activities you’ll enjoy taking part in, all through to organising scavenger hunts and volunteering for a noble cause. With the carpet cleaning chore being taken care of by the professionals, you’ll be able to chase your passions over that limited free time you have.
5. Enhance the ambience
A badly kept carpet ruins the ambience of the interior space, regardless of how elegant the rest of the furnishings and appliances are. It drags down the decor, soiling your mood the moment you walk through the front door. Those stains and odours take away the comfort of your living space. As you try to focus on other tasks around the home, they will be constantly distracting you. The odours pervading your nose will overpower the rest of the senses, preventing you from putting your mind on anything else. That’s not the setting in which you want to host guests coming over to visit. What of the impression that it paints of you? Not to mention those awkward questions from your neighbours and in-laws about your state of living. Even your success chances in courtship are affected. Your dashing date will walk out on you if they find the carpet is in a dilapidated state. It sends out a negative image about you. After all, if that’s how dirty the carpet is, what about the other sectors of your life? Some even put off hosting guests altogether, which affects the relationships with them. If your friends want to come over and you keep postponing, and cancelling on them, they will assume something is amiss, or take it as a hint that you don’t look forward to their company as much. It even strains relationships. The dirty carpet will be a trigger or catalyst for arguments around the house with your significant other, perhaps due to sentiments of one not pulling their weight and helping out enough, while the other complaining of the premises is not being properly maintained. Even your own peace of mind is affected. You are prevented from relaxing in your own home due to the grime and stains on the carpet. The sight and smell are always reminding you of pending chores that need to be taken care of. This even increases the levels of the stress hormone cortisol, affecting your overall quality of life. Even getting a decent good night’s rest becomes difficult when your brain is constantly nagging your about the dirty state of the carpet. Add to this your other list of duties, and you’ll feel overwhelmed. When you come home from work, you want an inviting and warm decor that will help you take the edge off, and enable you to rejuvenate for the next day. You also don’t want your kids feeling embarrassed about inviting their friends over for birthdays, or to be forced to mumble out a string of excuses each time someone pops by unannounced. You want confidence to be able to engage in your social life, and the carpet cleaning will enable you to do that. By getting rid of the source of odours, it also freshens up the interior space, which has therapeutic benefits.
A similar situation plays out in business environment. The customers coming onto your premises will take the condition of the carpet to be a reflection of the level of services that they can expect from you. You don’t want them being greeted by a soiled and stained carpet. They might simply walk out of the premises, and there goes your revenue and profit margins. On the other hand, thorough carpet cleaning services will enable you to portray your commercial establishment in positive light, impressing your customers, and providing your employees with conducive working conditions that increase their productivity.
6. Licensed and insured
You want to ensure that your property is protected. As testament to the professional services we offer, our carpet cleaning Dublin business is also insured. This means that you are covered in case of any unfortunate occurrence while on your property. You won’t be left with liabilities in case of damage to the carpet, our equipment or injury to personnel while on your establishment.
7. Affordable services
With our carpet cleaning Dublin services, you get to have professional quality results without punching a hole through your wallet. The pricing structure factors in individual aspects such as the carpet size and type, plus even the frequency and urgency with which you want it cleaned. This enables you to reduce the maintenance costs of your establishment.