Just like our clothes need regular cleaning to keep them fresh and hygienic so to do our carpets need regular carpet cleaning. Accumulated grit and debris are one of the major causes that will reduce the life of your carpet, so it pays to clean it regularly. Not only this, dirty carpets can also become a breeding ground for harmful mites and bacteria which when breathed in can cause or exacerbate existing health issues. When you consider the replacement of a carpet, or medical health bills that you or your family may face, then actually regular cleaning makes economic sense too.
The iceberg effect
Little do most of us realise that the dirt we do see on a carpet is usually only a fraction of the amount contained within. It really is the tip of the iceberg so to speak and around 85% of the remaining dirt, dust, and debris lies deep within the carpet fibres. What’s more, when you consider that a carpet can easily carry it’s own weight in dust and bacteria, it could be harbouring as much as 65kgs of debris for an average sized living room. That’s no laughing matter.
Is vacuuming enough?
In a word no. While regular vacuuming will remove the top layer of dirt (the visible 15%) it won’t reach the areas deep down in the carpet fibres. The trick is to keep your carpet regularly vacuumed from day 1 before any dirt has had time to penetrate. The trouble is that aside from being harmful, carpet debris can actually cause damage to your carpet. Every time your carpet is walked on, the dirt gets further compacted into the fibres. As it does so, it acts like sandpaper as it rubs away at the carpet strands causing damage.
In contrast, regular professional carpet cleaning insures the elimination of mites, bacteria and deep-down debris that lingers within your carpet. It also ensures elimination of even the most stubborn of stains and leads to a deep-down clean and a more hygienic environment.
So how often should I seek professional carpet cleaning?
That all depends on the amount of use your carpet gets. For example, for high traffic use, such as those carpets located in hotels or business premises, you might want to look at professional carpet cleaning every three months. Whereas for your typical family with 2.4 children, professional cleaning once a year along with regular weekly vacuuming, is best in order to prolong the life of your carpet.
If you feel it’s about time you showed a little love to your carpet and gave it a clean, then contact Carpet Cleaning Kings. We’ve been cleaning the carpets of premises and businesses in the Brisbane areas for many years. As such we have the experience and the skills to have your carpet looking and smelling incredible. For a no obligation carpet cleaning quote, give us a call on 1300 7000 75 today.