Have you ever really thought about what enters the fibers of your carpets? How many times have you come in from outside with dirty feet or after having walked on grass where pesticide was used? Did your pet or child have an accident on the carpet? Have you ever spilled some food or drink? All of these things enter your carpet and even a regular vacuuming does not truly get rid of all of the particles that are deposited in your carpet.
It really does sound quite gruesome if you think about it, but imagine that every time someone walks across your carpet; thousands of tiny particles are entering your carpet and being pushed into the fibers and adding to the collection of bacteria and allergens that build up in your carpet. Whether it is sand from the garden or pesticides that have been used, chemicals from outside, dust particles or food particles, they are all trapped in your carpet. The fibers of your carpet act a bit like a filter which traps all of these bacteria and allergens and holds on to them. The more that are pushed into the carpet the stronger they are held as they pile up on top of each other. It all sounds quite abstract but in fact if you take a microscope and examine a small piece of used carpet you will be amazed to see how many little organisms and particles are trapped in the fibers.
All of these trapped particles and organisms are detrimental to your health. Imagine on a larger scale lots of little animals flying around looking for somewhere to come and rest. Breathing can become hazardous, touching something with your hands and then your face or other parts of your body can cause irritation. Sounds rather disturbing, doesn't it? But it is a simple way to describing what these loose particles that are resting in your carpets are capable of doing. Every time you breathe, the dust particles and allergens are taken in to your body and can react badly giving you health problems from Asthma to other allergies, rashes and even nervous diseases have been found to be caused by dust, allergens, pesticides, and general dirt that are found in carpets that are not cleaned regularly.
It is not all negative though. By regular cleaning you can help to avoid collection of dust, dirt, allergens and other particles. Vacuuming at least twice a week really helps to keep the unfriendly particles at bay and prevents them settling in your carpets. But as many studies have proven, vacuuming on a regular basis is not quite enough; it only removes the surface particles. Tests have proved time and time again that by professional steam cleaning and steam extraction all of these allergens and unwelcome particles can be dispersed and taken care of. Steam extraction at such high temperatures actually delves deep into the fibers of carpets and flushes out the unwanted particles. The pretreatment and conditioner that we as professional carpet cleaners use loosens the unwanted particles preparing them to be extracted with the high powered steam cleaners.
With so many pollutants in the air from all the chemicals that we use and dispose of, it is imperative to live in a clean and healthy atmosphere at home. Carpet cleaning is not just about making your carpet look brighter and cleaner but also about keeping the unwanted allergens, dust particles and bacteria at bay. By professional carpet cleaning at least once every 12-18 months you are removing the particles that have settled deep into your carpet fibers, not to mention the odors and grit that can cut and ruin your carpet fibers. By professional carpeted cleaning you prolong the life of your carpet and also prolong your good health.