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6 Facts You Never Knew About Dirty Carpets

Regular Carpet Cleaning – Hey there! As you know carpets in the home or office can come under a lot of wear and tear (especially if you have kids). They can be spoiled with traffic lanes, stains, discoloring and ultimately this damage may lead to the need to replace them. Did you know that carpets that don’t receive regular professional carpet cleaning can ultimately end up in a bad state and also void the manufacturer warranty? With regular cleaning, carpets can retain that new look, feel and smell of a new carpet for longer.

Keeping your carpets clean is important for many reasons. The look, the smell, and your health are all reasons for keeping them clean.

Here are 6 facts about dirty carpets that you might not have been aware of.

1. Carpets attract greasy residue and dirt

Every day oily residue from the rooms in your home and your family pets (if you have them) is carried in from outside and dries onto your carpet. This residue attracts and “locks-in” dirt to your carpet fibers. Given time, this dirt can actually change the color of your carpet and can be compounded. If left this can lead to unsightly traffic lanes and can become permanent.

2. Sandy soil is tearing your carpet apart

If you have ever got down close with your carpet and parted the pile you might have been shocked to find a sand pit of soil in your carpet that cannot be reached by home vacuum cleaners. This dirt isn’t usually visible but is grinding your carpet and upholstery away every time you walk or sit on your carpets.

3. Your carpets could be harbouring many germs and making you ill

Your carpet does a valuable job by acting as a filter, trapping damaging air pollutants like pollen, fungi, chemicals, bacteria, cigarette smoke, tars, and residues. Sounds terrible right? The trouble is once the carpet gets “full” it no longer traps or holds these air pollutants. These trapped pollutants can only be removed with regular professional carpet cleaning. It makes sense to clean them right?

4. Bad news for asthma, allergy, eczema and rhinitis sufferers

Carpets can become infested with dust mites whose droppings can trigger asthma attacks and can trap allergy-inflaming proteins which are known to trigger asthma, eczema and rhinitis attacks. Quite often people are searching for a solution to their conditions and the problem may well be right under your feet. For those who have environmental allergies, this can be a serious health issue. In fact, dirty carpets can lead to serious health problems in otherwise healthy people.

5. Carpets can get heavy with dirt

Did you know that your carpets can hold as much as four times their weight in dirt, and possibly even more? Carpets are a catch-all for dirt, with dust mites, pet hair, pet urine, dead skin cells, dust, insect feces, insect husks, bacteria, mold, volatile organic compounds, and many other types of allergens clinging to the fibers.

It is important that you clean your carpets regularly. While it is important to vacuum at least once or twice each week, this is just not enough. You also need to have your carpets professionally cleaned, to make sure that all of these allergens are removed from the carpet fibers.

6. Regular cleaning

Let’s face it, we all wash on a regular basis. We all wash our clothes regularly too. Perhaps you wear a top once and then wash it? is it because it looks dirty? Or is it because it’s harboring germs? Most of us overlook the amount of dirt and germs that exist in a carpet because it’s way down the list of jobs. If you want to remove dangerous bacteria and other pollutants from your carpet, you essentially have two choices: DIY Carpet cleaning and Professional Carpet Cleaning. Professional carpet cleaning can successfully remove about 98 percent of dirt and pollutants from your carpets. However, if you only do it once every six months, a lot of bacteria could flourish on your carpets in between cleaning.

How often should you have your carpets cleaned?

We recommend that your carpets are professionally cleaned by one of our qualified technicians every 6 months. Carpets should be cleaned on a regular basis and before they become heavily soiled. Allowing soil to build up will
significantly reduce the life of a carpet.

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