Vancouver Carpet Cleaning: What to Avoid This Allergy SeasonJuly 13th, 2018 | by Angelo | 0
The team at Angelo’s FabriClean is familiar with all methods of carpet cleaning, as well as their advantages and disadvantages. As a Vancouver-based team of carpet cleaners with over 25 years of experience, it’s a little-known fact that different types of carpet cleaning can affect allergy sufferers. In fact, some types of carpet cleaning should be avoided by those suffering allergies and asthma.
Not all steam cleaning is created equal. Often what is referred to as steam cleaning is, in fact, a process known as hot water extraction. While this can be an effective method, it also has its share of drawbacks, especially for allergy sufferers.
For example, if someone is allergic to mould or dust mites, it’s important to keep the room humidity low to avoid these problems. But wet cleaning methods will get below the surface fibres and dampen the carpet pad as well, taking longer to dry and giving mould and mildew time to find a grip if the room isn’t properly ventilated or the humidity is too high.
Hot water extraction methods can have problems beyond allergens. They may leave behind a chemical residue, and some furniture may end up staining the carpets with dyes (or even rust if there is exposed metal). In short, unless it’s a very dry and warm day, hot water extraction cleaning can have its drawbacks.
Therefore, it’s important to consult the professionals before getting a carpet cleaned. Professionals will take the room and ventilation into account before they even start. Proper cleaning using quality cleaning products along with moisture control can suppress bacterial and fungal growth. Contact Angelo's Carpet Cleaning today to learn more about carpet cleaning in Vancouver. Their technicians have the training and experience to be able to detect any mould or other allergen growth and propose remedial actions.