How often should I have my carpets cleaned?
Are you looking for Professional Carpet Cleaning in Bedfordshire or Hertfordshire, but wondered how often you should have your carpets Professionally cleaned?
Article courtesy of the NCCA:
THE BENEFITS OF CARPET CLEANING
It is recommended that we have our carpets cleaned at least once every two years. So… why is this?
1) CLEANING EXTENDS A CARPET’S LIFESPAN
Carpets need regular maintenance to keep them looking good. Accumulated soil and grit are major causes of wear and tear, which results in reduced carpet life. Every time we step on our carpets, we grind dirt into the fibres. This cuts the fibres, just like using a knife. This cutting causes our carpets to wear out faster. Regular vacuuming will go some way to prolonging its life, however, on its own it is simply not enough. Professional carpet cleaning will remove the soiling deep within the pile that regular vacuuming cannot reach.
2) CLEANING WILL REMOVE POLLUTANTS
There are many contaminants in indoor environments and, because they are unable to escape, they have to end up somewhere. That place is usually the carpet. A carpet is actually a very good retainer of pollutants, trapping allergens and dust efficiently, reducing the number of particles in the air and significantly improving indoor air quality. Some of these pollutants will be removed during a regular vacuuming routine but it is important to bear in mind that, unless carpet is regularly professionally cleaned, pollutants retained deep within the fibres will eventually be transferred back into the air.
3) CLEANING CAN HELP CLEAR OUT DUST MITE INFESTATIONS
Unfortunately dust mites are, to some extent, present in all indoor environments. They are so small that the human eye cannot see them and they take residence in our carpets, mattresses, curtains and pillows. Their faeces are the biggest problem as this can’t be filtered by our respiratory system, causing irritation of our sinuses, throat and lungs. One of the symptoms is, of course, asthma. Some 80% of people who suffer from respiratory allergies are allergic to airborne mite faeces.
Cleaning carpets will help enormously in alleviating the problem. Professional carpet cleaning companies have all the necessary equipment to provide a thorough, deep-down clean and ensure a significant reduction in the number of dust mites in our homes.
4) CLEANING HELPS TO PREVENT OTHER INSECT INFESTATIONS
Moths and carpet beetles are known to digest protein fibres such as wool, silk and specialty hair fibres, but these insects will also attack synthetic fibres if they contain protein substances. This means that carpets made from nylon, polyester and other synthetics can be damaged if they contain food or beverage stains, blood, urine, perspiration or other sources of nutritional protein.
The most effective way to prevent an infestation and inhibit growth is to keep floor coverings clean. Regular professional cleaning will remove the source of nutrition, meaning that the carpet will no longer provide the ideal habitat in which insects are able to survive and thrive.
Here at Five Star Furnishing Care, we’ve been providing professional carpet cleaning services in Bedfordshire for over 15 years, so if you’re looking for Professional Carpet Cleaning in Bedfordshire from an experienced, reputable team, complete the quick and easy form below or give us a call on 01462 811 210.
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