A carpet is an amazing choice for your home furnishing because it makes your floor presentable and comfortable. However, out of your entire home furnishing, the carpet is the one that gets most of the dirt that can spread allergens and contaminants. Therefore it is important to ensure you take proper care and routine maintenance of your carpet.
Apart from normal spot cleaning and regular vacuuming of the carpet, it is important to have it cleaned by a professional. It is recommended that you have professional cleaning of the carpet at least twice a year although this is subject to the amount of traffic to your home. Vacuuming should be done weekly. Here are some of the benefits of having your carpet cleaned by a professional:
- Enhances longevity of the carpet
The main benefit of having the carpet cleaned by a professional is that it extends carpet life. With time dirt, dust, allergens, and other material can accumulate and be embedded in the fibers of the carpet, which can result in the fibers splitting and deteriorating. A professional cleaner will remove this dirt and debris and thus enhance the longevity of your carpet. A professional will use various methods, including hot water, to remove dirt from the fibers leaving your carpet sanitized.
- Leading to improved health
Usually, carpets trap allergens, dust, and other pathogens that can contaminate breathing air and lead to allergic reactions, respiratory issues as well as other health complications. If there is someone in your home that has respiratory issues such as allergies and asthma, the airborne particles from the carpet can harm them and cause breathing problems. Professional cleaners use water of high temperatures that can kill any pathogens embedded to the fibers and thus minimize risks of health complications.
- Enhancing airflow
When your carpet is dirty and clogged with dirt, debris and dust can impede airflow in your home, especially along walls where the air is supposed to move fast. Rooms are more likely to become stuffy and unpleasant because of the dust and dirt. Although vacuuming can remove some dirt, it can’t remove all the debris, and as a result, you should have your carpet cleaned regularly.
- Removal of stains
Another benefit of having your carpet cleaned by a professional is that they can remove all stains. Professional carpet cleaners use hot water extraction method and their knowledge of different carpet materials to remove stains such as ink, coffee spills, pet stains, red wine as well as dirt and mud.
- Minimizes traffic lane effects
Normally the areas on your carpet that experience significant foot traffic such as kitchens, living rooms, and hallways will tend to wear faster compared to those areas under couches or bedrooms. This is a result of constant tracking of dirt in the areas, and you will realize that the areas are darker compared to others. However, you don’t have to worry about this because the professional cleaning of the carpet will remove dirt in these areas and minimize “traffic lanes” effects. Cleaning removes the darker areas and restores fibers.
- Improves the appearance of the room
Professional cleaning of your carpet gives an improved appearance and feel. Accumulation of dirt in the fibers of the carpet makes them be entangled, making your carpet appear old and worn out. It also leaves it rough and flat despite how much padding the carpet may have underneath. A professional cleaning will remove the dirt and prevent tearing of the fibers of the carpet, which will leave your carpet appealing and make it have a softer feel for a long time.