5 Reasons You Should Have Your Carpets Cleaned Regularly
Truth be told I could probably think of 10 good reasons to get your carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned regularly but these are the five best reasons. Steam cleaning (aka warm water extraction method) will not only lead to a healthier home but will save you money in the long run. The top five reasons to have your carpets professionally steam cleaned every 12 months are:
1. Healthy carpets mean a healthy home
The warm water extraction method (the only method used by Results Home
Services) is the best way to eliminate bacteria and other nasties from your carpet and furniture. The hot water extraction method not only sanitises your carpets but simultaneously draws dirt, dust and other soils from the base of the carpet fibers. Carpets are known to harbour dangerous bacteria like E. Coli and Salmonella, so why would you allow these harmful bacteria to proliferate in your home? Having regular, professional carpet cleaning done will control these bacteria and make your home a healthy place to be.
2. Better Respiratory Health
There are plenty of nasties lurking in your carpet besides bacteria and germs. Dust mites are tiny creatures that feed on dust and dirt and are very commonly found in carpets, curtains and bed linens. Dust mites and their feces are responsible for many allergy symptoms experienced by many people. They can also trigger respiratory conditions like asthma, especially in young children. Having your carpets cleaned at least annually (as recommended by the Australian Standards) you will control the dust mite populations and improve the general air quality in your home. You may not know this, but your carpets act like your home's air filter, drawing and storing dust and soils that otherwise would be left adrift on the breeze and straight into your lungs. Like any air filter, it needs to be cleaned regularly so it can continue to perform at the highest standard.
3. Extend the life of your carpets
Regular, professional carpet cleaning will not only leave them fresh and looking like new, it will actually extend the life of the carpet. Since your carpet will naturally draw and trap dust and dirt from foot traffic and the air (thus improving the air quality) these soils are then trapped in the carpet fibers, wearing away at them and causing the fibers to fray every time you use your carpet. This is why high traffic areas like halls, stairs and landings appear to wear at a faster rate than the other carpeted areas like bedrooms, media rooms, lounge rooms and dining rooms. The high volume of foot traffic not only increases the amount of soil in the carpet fibers but also agitates the fibers against the soils, causing them to fray. Having a professional steam clean will remove these soils from your carpet fibers and prevent a build up.
4. Regular Carpet Cleaning makes your Carpets look good
Nothing beats the look or feel of freshly steam cleaned carpets. They feel soft and clean underfoot and the lightly scented deoderiser adds to the feeling of a clean and healthy home. Professional carpet cleaning will not only make the carpets feel cleaner but you won't have to stare at that red wine stain from that one Christmas years ago or the coffee stain from that time you tried to juggle too many things at once and ended up wearing the coffee rather than enjoying it. Regular professional steam cleaning will make your home look and feel cleaner than ever.
5. Professional Carpet Cleaning is better for the environment
On this point I can only comment on Results Home Services carpet cleaning. At Results Home Services we never use harsh or dangerous chemicals when we clean your carpet or upholstery. We only use cleaning solutions that 100% biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Yes, you can find cleaning products that are environmentally friendly and attempt a DIY carpet clean but risk making the stains worse or even creating more damage if you don't know how to use them properly. It's best to contact a professional with a good working knowledge of how different products will interact with your carpet or upholstery.
So there you have it. Five very good reasons to maintain regular, professional carpet cleaning. So if you have some carpet or upholstery in need of a little TLC call Results Home Services now on 3823 2500 and take the first step to a healthier home.