Carpet Cleaning Facts
Maintaining your home is very important as it improves the health and well-being of your family and a clean home is also a reflection of who you are as an individual. But a clean home extends to more than just the clean surfaces and dusting, it includes your carpets as well.
If you have a lot of carpeting in your home you no doubt are aware of the need to keep it clean. Just like hardwood and tile floors carpeting requires maintenance. On a day-to-day basis, that means vacuuming to remove surface dirt and debris and perhaps the occasional spot stain treatment. But there’s more you should know about cleaning your carpets.
What exactly does carpet cleaning entail and how will it benefit you?
10 Carpet Cleaning Facts
Whether you’re about to have your carpets professionally cleaned or already have and now have questions, here are the things you should know about.
1. Regular Dry-Vacuuming Is Important
Performing this simple task will ensure that your carpets remain in good condition and your home remains fresh. Dust and soil particles may move downward over time and become trapped in the carpet’s base. The regular vacuuming of your home will pull them out from the carpet base and it also contributes to improved air quality in your home by preventing particles from being recirculated in the air you breathe.
Vacuuming once or twice a week can help you eliminate many of the primary causes of carpet stains, including tracked-in dirt and grit. With this type of proactive carpet cleaning, the most common household dirt and stains will be prevented from setting in.
Carpets That Are Regularly Cleaned Last Longer
Professional carpet cleaning helps remove coarse soils and dust particles that wear away your carpet fibres. Regular carpet cleaning can extend the life of your carpet and improve the health of your family by ensuring that dirt, dust and mites are removed. According to a study, proper care and professional cleaning of carpets can increase their life expectancy by as much as five years.
Always Do A Pre-Vacuuming
Always ensure that your cleaning company pre-vacuums your carpet before beginning the cleaning process. Vacuuming your carpet before beginning the carpet cleaning process will ensure that all the dry particles such as dust and soil will be removed before they are mixed with water and turn to mud. Additionally, this will allow your cleaning company to see any imperfections in the carpet’s surface that could be hidden by dirt and dust.
In either case, pre-treatment is always necessary whether a professional or a homeowner is cleaning the carpet. By pre-treating the carpet, embedded dirt and other hidden contaminants are loosened and softened. Invisible grime, bacteria, stains, and other microscopic particles are a part of a carpet’s environment because you walk on it every day. The carpet fibres need to be pre-treated with a solution that will break down the tiny particles and bond them together, allowing cleaning machines to easily remove them.
Your Stain Protection Should Continue To Work
A lot of carpet manufacturers use stain-resistant chemicals in their carpets. Homeowners sometimes wonder if professional cleaning will remove the stain protection in addition to the dirt and grime. The answer is no. While it’s impossible to state in every case, the stain protection should emerge unscathed, the fact is that normal traffic on the carpet will typically do more damage to the stain protection than shampooing or steam cleaning. Stain protection does not wear off during the cleaning process and can last for years before needing to be reapplied.
Carpets Should Be Professionally Cleaned Twice A Year
Carpets should be cleaned at least twice a year to keep your home free from allergens and prevent dust accumulation. Most people wait until their carpets look visibly dirty before they clean them, but the fact is that waiting too long between cleanings will result in a buildup of dirt and contaminants which become nearly impossible to remove. And if you have pets at home then this is even more critical as stains are really difficult to remove once they dry up. This means that you need to schedule an appointment for professional carpet cleaning every six months.
Not All Carpet Cleaning Services Are The Same.
The results of a carpet cleaning service depending on the skill of the technician, the time taken, and the chemicals and equipment used. An experienced carpet cleaner will determine the right solution for your specific needs instead of choosing a single universal solution which can be harsh for some carpets and ineffective for others. Steam cleaning gives better results than any other cleaning method.
Fun Fact – When you call us we ask lots of questions. 95% of the time we can book your appointment. But, if we think our services are not right for you then we will tell you that you shouldn’t book with us as we can’t help. We won’t just try to book you in anyhow.
Carpet Cleaning Is Not A Do-It-Yourself Job
It is one of those times when doing it yourself won’t help you save money. As a general rule, hiring a professional will always be a better option because they will know how to remove all types of stains from carpets without damaging them or leaving behind any residue. Additionally, if you have children or pets at home, then this is essential since they can have accidents on the carpet. And you want to remove them properly. Because of this, it’s best to leave the cleanup to the professionals.
The Carpet Should Be Groomed
Whenever carpet cleaning services use standard shampooing machines to clean your carpet, they should follow up the cleaning by grooming your carpet. In part, because standard shampooing machines leave behind so much moisture, grooming helps to separate the fibres so that they can dry more quickly. In addition, it helps to align the piles in the same direction. Without grooming, the carpet may wind up being flatter and the pile may fall over to one side instead of standing upright. A longer drying time can also encourage mold growth.
And, an even better solution is for the professional to use steam cleaning instead of shampooing as it provides a better clean.
Steam Cleaning Gives Better Results Than Other Cleaning Methods
Steam cleaners can reach deep within the fibres of your carpets and dissolve dirt, grime, dust mites, bacteria, allergens and other contaminants which cause bad odours and can trigger asthma and allergies. A steam cleaner will also bring back the original texture of your carpets by deeply cleaning the fibres and restoring them to their full capacity.
Why Should You Have Your Carpet Steam Cleaned?
The steam cleaning machines we use at Dynamik Carpet Cleaning provide numerous benefits other methods of cleaning simply can’t touch.
Kills Dust Mites – Dust mites are microscopic parasites that feed off the dead skin we shed. Dust mites, in turn, shed their skin, which may cause allergies and respiratory problems. Steam cleaning your carpets will eliminate the dust mite problem that has taken over your carpeting.
Removes Molds and Bacteria – Molds are opportunistic microbes that seek out moist and warm environments to grow. Their preferred habitat turns out to be damp carpeting since they can bury themselves deeply in the pile without being discovered. As a result, mold spores can cause a variety of respiratory problems. With our steam cleaning service, we can remove harmful bacteria and mold from your carpeting.
Note – This is for small mold issues. If you have huge black patches of mold you need a mold remediation specialist, not carpet cleaning.
Boosts Your Homes Value – If you decide to sell your home at some point, the cleaner and healthier it is, the higher its market value will be. Imagine walking into an open house and smelling that fresh smell of the clean carpet. You will want to see the home. And compare that to a home with stale air. You’d likely leave that home. The steam cleaning method used by Dynamik provides a deeper level of cleaning than most other carpet cleaning services.