Routine vacuuming helps keep your carpeting clean by removing dust and dirt from the top layers; however, grime, germs, allergens, and other contaminants get trapped deep in the carpet where your vacuum can’t reach. Over time these pollutants accumulate, and they can even make you and your family sick! That’s why it’s important to have your carpets deep cleaned annually. Carpet cleaning removes both surface dirt and deeply embedded dirt for a total clean-meaning fresh-looking, healthy carpets! But carpet cleaning isn’t a job for amateurs: to get your carpets and rugs completely clean without causing damage requires knowledge, training, and specialized tools. Leave your carpet cleaning jobs to the professionals and you’ll get beautiful, expert results!
The concern with most do-it-yourself carpet cleanings is how clean you’re really getting the carpet. Without specialized carpet cleaning equipment and products, homeowners simply aren’t able to remove the grime trapped within their carpeting-and if you can’t get it all the way clean, what’s the point! Professional carpet cleaning uses truck-mounted hot water extraction to thoroughly cleanse your carpets. With a combination of pressurized hot water, eco-friendly cleaning agents, and rapid extraction, these machines can eliminate practically all of the contaminants embedded in your carpeting. Your carpet cleaners can even apply a stain protection treatment to keep your carpets pristine longer.
And, because the hot water extraction system applies the cleansers and then quickly extracts them out, your carpet is left clean and only a little damp. This is crucial because over saturating your carpeting dramatically increases drying time; if your carpet stays wet too long it can begin to mold and mildew, creating new health problems! While amateur carpet cleaning jobs can take days to dry, a professionally cleaned carpet is usually dry in under 12 hours. Speed-drying processes can also be used if it’s essential that your carpet dry extra fast!
The other benefit to using professional carpet cleaners is that they have the skills and knowledge to remove even tough stains. Stubborn spots like wine, cola, juice, and pet stains can be completely removed with most expert carpet cleanings. They can even help erase the unpleasant odors that linger after pet accidents. So even if you assume a spot is permanent, carpet cleaning from the pros should be able to eliminate it!
When it comes to rug cleaning, the stakes are even higher. Although area and oriental rugs are a beautiful addition to any home, they are particularly difficult to clean-and vulnerable to considerable damage if not cleaned properly. The first issue is that many area rugs, even high-end Persian rugs, are not colorfast. That means that they are vulnerable to color transfer, dye migration, and fading. A carpet cleaning professional can effectively combat these problems by using specialized cleaning techniques while the average home owner won’t even know there is an issue until it’s too late! Rug cleaning can also lead to shrinkage as many area rugs are made from wool. Again, your carpet cleaner will be able to take steps to prevent this problem. He’ll also be able to clean your rug’s delicate fringe without causing knotting or matting.
The other issue at stake is that area rugs usually have some other type of flooring underneath (carpeting, tile, hardwood) and if the rug is left in place to be cleaned the underlying flooring will be damaged. Just image a damp rug laying on your hardwood flooring for hours! Most professional rug cleaning services do their rug cleaning off-site in order to protect your floors. If this is the case, pick up and delivery should be complimentary for easy hassle-free service.
For clean, undamaged carpets, professional carpet cleaning is your best choice. With their skills and technical know-how, you can be confident that the job will be done right! To ensure only the best carpet cleaners are working in your home, choose one certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification).