Whether for a commercial business, a public building with high traffic, or just your home, carpets can take a bit of a beating. That’s why it’s so important to have them professionally cleaned.
While a quick vacuuming might be enough to remove surface-level dirt and debris, the impact of a deep clean has benefits not just for the appearance of your carpet, but your health and wallet too.
Here are eight reasons it’s worth investing in professional carpet cleaning:
1. Eliminates odors
Untreated spillages and stains work their way deep into your carpet and can begin to smell unpleasant over time.
An experienced carpet cleaning company will use special sanitizing products to help eliminate odors, as well as the general musty smell that can be associated with older carpets.
For example, at Powerhouse, our van-mounted machines deliver a ‘deep-down’ clean that allows us to safely remove dirt spots and odors without leaving residue behind.
2. Prevents mold growth
Both for spillages and for homes with high humidity levels, mold prevention is also essential; water can soak into the fibers which can encourage the growth of mold.
Unlike most DIY attempts, one of the benefits of professional carpet cleaning is that the process usually uses a drying element to remove any moisture left behind.
3. Improves the appearance of the whole room
As well as helping your carpets to look new again, having them professionally cleaned can actually lift the appearance of your entire space, as flooring is such a key element to any room. Whether you’re inviting guests into your home, or potential clients into your business, a professional clean can have a real impact on the overall look and feel.
4. Protects against wear and tear
Carpets in high-traffic areas, such as schools, restaurants, or hospitals (or even just the busy areas of your home, such as your stairs), tend to see more wear and tear. One of the benefits of professional carpet cleaning is that it actually protects these areas and helps to reverse the effects, by restoring fibers and removing dark areas in your carpet.
5. Increases the lifespan
Over time, dirt, dust, and stains become ingrained into the carpet fibers, and a quick vacuuming isn’t enough to dramatically alter its appearance. A professional clean, however, uses different types of cleaning processes to eliminate debris from deep within the fibers.
Maintaining your carpets will make them look newer and last longer, therefore needing to be replaced less frequently, saving you money.
6. Safer for people with asthma and allergies
Carpets that aren’t thoroughly cleaned can actually be a health hazard for those with allergies or asthma, especially if the home or building has pets or smokers. One of the benefits of a professional carpet cleaning service is that a much higher temperature of water is used in order to kill allergens. Specially formulated cleaning fluid and powerful vacuums are also often adopted to remove pollutants trapped deep within the fibres of your carpet.
7. Remove dust mites
Professional cleaning companies will often use a steam cleaning process, exposing your carpet to high temperatures, leaving it wholly sanitized, and killing any dust mites.
8. Keep your warranty validated
You may even need to have your carpets cleaned professionally every so often to make sure you aren’t invalidating your warranty. Different retailers will have different requirements so always check to make sure you’re sticking to the terms and conditions.
Is professional carpet cleaning worth it?
There’s no substitute for a high quality professional clean. A trained technician who’s highly experienced in carpet cleaning will have studied the different types of carpet fibres. They’ll know everything from which products and processes to use, to which pre-treatments to select, to get your carpets looking their best again.
The benefits of professional carpet cleaning go beyond stain removal however, creating a cleaner and safer environment for everyone.