Most of us–84%–believe having a clean carpet is necessary if we want to call our home clean at all. If you thought that giving your carpets a good vacuuming once or twice a week, though, and maybe renting a wet cleaner once in a while was enough to keep your carpets in good shape, you might want to think again. Here are four reasons you really ought to consider getting local carpet cleaning services to clean your carpet:
- Your Carpet is Disgusting No offense, but they all are. Carpets are a favorite hiding place for pollen and dead skin, dander, dust mites, bacteria, and whatever it was that your pet dragged in last month from the dog park. A few of us know the dirty truth: 22% of Americans think that their carpet is dirtier than their toilet seat. If you think that, you’re right on the money. A 2001 microbiology research study found that indeed, the average indoor carpet was about 4,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat. That’s about 200,000 bacteria per square inch, folks. And that’s disgusting.
- You Don’t Know How to Clean It Ok, I don’t know you. Maybe you do know all about cleaning carpets. But if so, you’re in the minority. Most of us don’t deep clean our carpets as often as we should, which is every six months. And we really don’t have any idea how the different fabric blends might need different types of cleaning to stay fresh. Local carpet cleaning services can tell you how your carpet differs from your neighbors’ and what’s the best way to get it clean.
- Cleaning it Can Make it Worse You heard me. That rental equipment you get to clean your own carpet is probably leaving behind all kinds of wet that doesn’t dry before mold gets a chance to start growing. Professional carpet cleaning doesn’t leave behind nearly so much moisture. Not to mention that your local carpet cleaning services will come with equipment that can reach corners and crevices no rental equipment can handle.
- It’s not the Bacteria, it’s the Dust As gross as the dog feces, bacteria, dead skin, and viruses are, the main problem with our carpets is usually the dust. These exacerbate allergies and cause respiratory issues. If you’re an allergy sufferer, consider that just an ounce of carpet dust can sustain 2,000 dust mites. Great news if your worried about the long-term sustainability of America’s dust mite populations; bad news if you’re more interested in stopping your own wheezing.
Whether you have pets and kids tracking in dirt, need to keep your allergies at bay, or just want make sure your home is sparkling clean, commercial cleaning services are a great way to make sure your carpet is an asset; not a liability.