When cleaning your home, you may vacuum and wipe down surfaces but a lot of dirt and bacteria hides within your upholstery and carpeting. You and your family might spend a lot of time in areas that are carpeted, playing, eating, drinking, spending time with pets and small children and are unaware of what is lurking within the fibers. Dry skin flakes, sediment, dirt, bits of food, human and pet hair, urine and fecal matter, both human and animal in nature can get into the fibers of your carpet and inside the fabric of your sofa or settee. Besides being abrasive in nature and wearing down the fibers from within, the accumulated spills and other waste materials can build up toxins within the fabric, leading to allergies and bacteria build up.
You may suddenly smell a bad odor in your home from the build up of mildew, mold and other disgusting organisms hiding in your apparently clean carpeting and upholstery. It may look clean, but if it hasn’t been professionally cleaned in the past year, it most likely isn’t. Spills and stains on your furniture and carpets don’t just go away, they may fade, they may cause stains, but they usually accumulate more grime over time, causing your furniture or flooring to look bad. Many people resort to using cushions, throws, rugs, runners and other items to cover up the mucky looking carpets and furniture items. Spray fresheners and surface cleaners only mask the smells and don’t remove the mold and mildew, bed bugs and dust mites that are inside the fibers of your carpets and upholstery.
The longer your carpet is left without a deep clean, the more damage accumulates over time, the same happens with your delicate fabrics on your lounge and family room furniture. The dirt and grime forms abrasives that wear away at the fibers, this causes carpeting and furniture to look threadbare and old, long before it’s time. Cleaning the carpet and upholstery professionally will leave it looking newer and fresher for longer as well as being free from harmful materials that can cause faster wear and tear.
If you have vulnerable people in your household or allergy sufferers, it is important that you get your carpets and upholstery deep cleaned on a regular basis. Removing the pathogens that can breed within these materials will reduce the bacteria and microorganisms in your home that cause illness and allergy symptoms. Getting rid of the nasty spores, mites and bugs will also ensure better air quality in your home.
If you have had any water damage to your carpets or upholstery due to floods, storms, fire control or any similar disaster, using a professional carpet cleaning company can ensure that all the contaminants are removed and as much water as possible is absorbed from your carpets and upholstery to ensure there is no excess moisture to invite mold and mildew to take hold.
The initial cost of cleaning your carpets and upholstery professionally will be compensated for in the extra use you are able to get out of your carpets and furniture before they need to be replaced as well as an improvement in the health of yourself and your loved ones.