According to a recent survey, more than 80% of homeowners felt that how clean their floors were played a major factor in the health of their family. While this may be true, another survey recognised that only 15% of homeowners bothered to have their carpets professionally cleaned on an annual basis. This may be down to the fact that dust dirt and bacteria can hide in carpet fibres so a carpet will appear cleaner for longer, even though it really isn’t.

In many cases it isn’t until a carpet starts to give off a nasty whiff that the owner decides that it’s about time something was done. The trouble is that when a carpet starts to smell you can guarantee that it’s emanating from a source that’s potentially hazardous to pets and humans alike. For these reasons it’s always best to treat the source of the problem sooner rather than later.

What about DIY solutions?

For years, home remedies have been used to eliminate bad carpet smells and while these substances are usually easy and cost-effective to apply, they will be only be effective for smaller areas at best, or will simply neutralise or mask the smell at worst. Or course, masking or covering up the smell of the odour makes the health hazard in the room worse because it still remains a threat – only now, you don’t quite know it’s there, so it’s kind of like a silent assassin!

Professional cleaning solutions

Conversely, when you choose a professional carpet cleaning company, they will use the latest equipment and materials to ensure that any smells in your carpet are eradicated, but not only this, the offending hazard causing the bacteria is eradicated too. Once the source is destroyed the technician will set to work removing all traces of bacteria, dirt, dust, and debris contained within your carpet. Ultimately you’re left with a carpet that not only smells clean, but is clean, meaning you can rest assured it remains healthy for you, your family and your pets.

But there’s more…

Unless you know what you’re doing, scrubbing away at a bad carpet odour may damage carpet fibres, shortening the life of your carpet in the meantime. On the contrary, a carpet that’s free from harbouring dust and debris won’t cause any excess wear and tear and as a result a well maintained and clean carpet has been proven to last up to 10 years longer than one that isn’t.

So the next time you sense unpleasant odours emanating from your carpet, call in the pros, it will be far more cost effective in the long run.

To find out more or to book a carpet clean, contact Carpet Cleaning Kings on 1300 7000 75 today and take the first steps towards restoring a healthier, happier environment.