Most of us vacuum our carpets on a fairly regular basis, however, many people do it purely as part of their household cleaning routine but never really give it much thought as to why it is we actually need to clean our carpets.
Some of us do it to increase the longevity of the carpet, whereas others may be house proud and vacuum to upkeep the appearance of their home, removing any unwanted dust, fluff, pet hair and dirt. But there’s more to carpet cleaning than that and many people are unaware of the added health benefits to having your carpet professionally cleaned.
What are the benefits?
Cleaning your carpet professionally will not only give it that pristine look that you may have been trying to achieve yourself, but it will also optimise your health. Those who suffer from snoring, sleep apnea, asthma or other lung complications are more prone to experiencing health complications if carpets are not cleaned to a certain standard on a regular basis. So let’s take a closer look at exactly what a professional clean can do for you and your carpet…
Eliminating dust mites
Although invisible to the human eye, dust mites most certainly exist and are commonly found in the home. The body pieces and faeces of dust mites are allergens which can cause people to suffer from nasty allergies if not removed. Steam cleaning carpets kills dust mites that are often embedded in the carpet by blasting them at high temperatures and proves an extremely effective way to remove them once and for all!
Removing trapped pollutants
Pollutants can take many forms, some that become trapped in your carpet can include insect allergens, pet dander (flecks of skin shed from animals), everyday dust and dirt, and even traces of lead! Everyday activities such as vacuuming or even just walking across the carpet can release toxic airborne gases, contaminating your home. If these toxic gases enter your body, you could experience a deterioration in your health. Professional carpet cleaners use specialist shampooing formulas to remove the trapped pollutants, regardless of how deep they may be trapped.
Prevent mould growth
Commonly found in homes with high humidity levels, standing water will soak into carpet fibres and encourage the growth of mould which can lead to health risks such as respiratory problems. A professional carpet clean includes a drying element which removes any moisture left behind, removing any mould that was there previously and helping prevent any new growths from appearing.
So now you’ve read the health benefits, you can see there is much more to cleaning carpets that simply collecting the crumbs and fluff from the surface! To reap the health benefits of a professionally cleaned carpet, please feel free to contact the expert team here at Scott & Sons.