There’s no denying that walking on a shag pile carpet with the sensation of soft fibres underfoot or between your toes is a strangely comforting, yet homely feeling. That said I wonder how many people would have the same pleasant feelings if they knew what was really lurking beneath their feet.
Let’s face it cleaning a large expanse of carpet can be a pretty tedious and thankless task and in the main, it’s understandable why most people might only decide to give it a clean if they saw any actual marks, or dirt. After all why would you clean something if it doesn’t look dirty? However if you regard your carpet as a giant air filter then you may think differently.
Carpets have a tendency to trap pollutants, allergens and dirt which can then circulate through air conditioning and home ventilation units. So when you think you’re breathing in fresh air, you’re also taking in a good dose of pollutants too.
So what exactly does this mean?
In essence it makes it far easier for you to contract respiratory problems such as bronchitis and pneumonia. In addition if you or a member of your family suffer from asthma the pollutants found in a dirty carpet can also aggravate it further.
Scents and smells
In addition to allergens and dirt a carpet will also trap in many scents and smells that linger in the fibres. These include stale odours such as spilled drinks, fried foods and pet urine. Again these can all mix with the air that you’re breathing in to give a ‘less than fresh’ quality.
Dust doesn’t simply look bad, it can also ruin your nice carpet. As the dust settles into the pile, it has a tendency to be pushed further and further down into the fibres as it gets trodden in. By the same token, every time the dirt is trodden on it acts as tiny pieces of sandpaper which grind away at the fibres causing excess wear and tear. As an example how many times have you stood at one end of a carpeted thoroughfare (say the hallway) and spotted the worn down trail where everybody tends to walk? Well, that’s dirt damage!
So what can you do?
The problem is that even if you do happen to clean your carpet regularly a simple vacuum might not get those locked in allergens that are hidden deep down in the pile. As a result although your carpet may look spotless, the chances are that it will still be harbouring a lot of dirt, dust and other unsavoury guests such as dust mites.
The good news is that by having your carpets cleaned properly and professionally you can eliminate all the dangers that lurk within. Here at Carpet Cleaning Kings we use only the latest and best eco-friendly products to ensure superb results. So why not give us a call today on 1300 7000 75 and let us restore your carpet to its former glory.