When it comes to carpet cleaning 90% of folks feel that hoovering is all it takes to keep their carpets fresh and clean – but that’s simply not the case. Carpets are exposed to all manner of germs, bacteria and other allergens, dirt accumulates quickly and can have some nasty long-term effects.
Carpets can hold four times their weight in dirt – consider the high volume of traffic they encounter on a daily basis. They collect dust mites, pet hair, dead skin cells, dust, bacteria, insect faeces and many other allergens which cling to their fibres. Carpets are a germ hotspot, studies have shown that carpets are typically 4,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat – a deeply unsettling statistic.
Hoovering once or twice a week just doesn’t cut it. The only way you can remove these allergens from your carpet is by using professional carpet cleaning services.
Do you suffer with asthma, allergies, eczema or rhinitis? Carpet cleaning can help. When carpets become infested with dust mites they leave droppings, these droppings contain proteins that can trigger asthma, eczema and rhinitis attacks. As an example we recently visited a client in Winchester who approached us about our carpet cleaning services. The client has severe asthma and had been suffering with severe asthma attacks over a period of several months. Our client spent most of her time in her home office, the carpet had been in there for over ten years and hadn’t been cleaned professionally at any point. As we all know offices get super dusty and sadly hoovering doesn’t remove all of the debris and dust. We got to work and professionally cleaned all of our clients’ carpets. One month on and our client has noticed a dramatic reduction in asthma attacks and advised us that her home feels fresher and cleaner.
One of the main functions of a carpet are its filtering properties, it captures and traps damaging air pollutants like pollen, funghi, cigarette smoke and bacteria. But once the carpet becomes ‘full’ it can no longer hold all of these pollutants. Thankfully these pollutants can be removed by regular professional carpet cleaning services.
Professional carpet cleaning services provide heaps of benefits, not only does it remove bacteria, dust mites and allergens, it can also reduce the risks of colds and other respiratory health problems. Over time dust and dirt significantly wears down the carpet fibres, by investing in regular carpet cleaning – you can increase the lifespan of your carpet. Dirty carpets have quite a dull appearance, when professionally cleaned they appear much brighter and leave your home smelling fresh.
How often should carpets be cleaned? We recommend having your carpets professionally deep cleaned every 6 months, not only to keep them clean but to increase the lifespan.
Our professional carpet cleaning services cover Winchester and beyond, our thorough and effective methods will remove all the nasty allergens from your carpets – leaving them looking brand new. If you would like to learn more about our Winchester carpet cleaning services, get in touch today.