Vancouver Carpet Cleaners Reveal the Secret Life of RugsJuly 10th, 2019 | by Angelo | 0
Most carpet cleaners will tell you that your home should be professionally cleaned once or twice a year. Like most homeowners, if a carpet looks clean, it’s easy to dismiss such advice as a marketing ploy. Why should you bring in a professional carpet cleaner if your home already looks fine? The answer is because there’s a whole lot you can’t see happening under the surface.
Carpets have long been a luxurious flooring option, adding warmth, colour, and texture to the home. However, they can quickly become host to a whole pile of germs, bacteria, particles and other organisms. Over the course of a single year, several kilograms of dirt can be tracked inside. Luckily, regular vacuuming takes care of most of this—but what about the other stuff?
If you have a pet, it’s likely that shedding and dander will end up embedded in the rugs and carpets. This is in addition to the skin flakes and all the very human elements that can end up in carpeting if children are around. And all these components create a veritable buffet for microorganisms like dust mites, fleas, and ticks, which can feed freely and create their own secret life inside your home.
Philip Tierno Jr., Ph.D., a microbiologist and immunologist at New York University Langone Medical Center and author of The Secret Life of Germs, found in his research that every carpet contains about 200,000 bacteria per square inch—that’s 4,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat.
One of the best ways to eradicate these pests is by exposing them to extreme temperatures (about 105°C/221 °F) for about 10 minutes. That’s why a hot water steam extraction is one of the most effective methods for cleaning dirty carpets and rugs.
Steam cleaning is also effective at removing all the other components that can work their way into homes and carpets. This includes allergens and pollens, mould, and various forms of viruses and bacteria, which can result in illness—or make life a living purgatory for allergy sufferers.
If your carpets haven’t been cleaned in a while, consider contacting Vancouver’s carpet cleaning specialists. Formerly of Woodwards In-Home Cleaning, the technicians at Angelo’s FabriClean have been servicing the Lower Mainland for over 25 years. With equipment that uses high-powered stream extraction and powerful, environmentally friendly solvents, they work to remove unwanted guests, leaving homes fresher, happier, and healthier.