One of the most popular ways to adorn a home is with carpets. Nothing exudes elegance, sophistication and luxury than carpets. But more than just being accents, elements of style or accoutrements of grace, carpets lend practical value to your home in a number of ways.
First, it adds warmth and comfort. Who doesn’t like the feel of soft, turf-like material on their feet? Walking on carpets feel like walking on a well-manicured golf course. On a cold and chilly day, nothing beats lying down on a carpet with a few throw pillows underneath our heads and curled up to a good book.
Second, carpets are great in absorbing sound. This is why sales rooms where activity can often be frenetic have wall to wall carpeting. Hotels and fine dining restaurants are also explicitly dressed in carpets to provide top end acoustics and lend more privacy to conversations.
Third, carpets can increase the value of your home. When a realtor conducts a Comparative Market Analysis or CMA, amenities and features are taken into strong consideration. Carpets are considered a primary feature that attracts more interested parties or inquiries.
These three reasons make it highly imperative for home owners to take better care of their carpets. But carpets are made of different material; there is no one single way to clean and maintain carpets. If you use the wrong cleaning solution to your carpet it could damage the material beyond repair. You may have to replace your carpet. And at $80 per yard, that it not an affordable option!
Despite their beauty and elegance, carpets also harbor dust, dirt and grime. If unattended, these can harden and be difficult to remove further exposing the fibers to more damage. People are often oblivious as to how their daily activities lead to abuse, wear and tear on the carpet.
While they may not be visible to the naked eye, people track in dust-mites everyday from the clothes and shoes they wear. These dust mites excrete fragments that become air-borne and converted to allergens. A yard of carpet can yield up to 100,000 dust mites!
People who have carpets in their homes know the value of keeping them regularly cleaned. Frequent vacuuming will help keep the carpets cleaned but this is not enough to significantly promote a clean and healthy environment in your home. Shampooing is an outdated solution and can potentially harm certain fibers like silk. It also takes carpets long hours to dry after shampooing and this may create ideal conditions for mildew growth.
The best option for home owners is to hire professional carpet cleaning services for the following reasons:
1. Professional Equipment
Commercially available home-use vacuum cleaners are not powerful enough to remove stubborn dirt and dust. Professional carpet cleaners use a variety of industrial strength equipment with the power to dislodge hardened dirt. The popular weapon of choice is the truck mounted steam cleaner.
A steam cleaner is used to conduct the hot water extraction process. Hot water with cleansing agents is driven through the fibers of the carpet using high velocity water spray jets. Then the dirty water is extracted and kept inside tight containers for proper disposal. Steam cleaning offers the benefits of deep cleansing, sanitation and faster drying.
With a truck mounted unit, all harmful gasses are filtered outside the home. In addition, the steam cleaner is powered by an independent source which does not add to the home owner’s electric and water bill.
2. Carpet Cleaning Companies Have Experience
In the carpet cleaning industry, experience is not measured in years but in the knowledge gained from servicing different types of clients. When choosing a service provider, make sure the carpet cleaning company is certified by the IICRC or the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. Our carpet cleaning company from Gold Coast is certified and offers professional services.
The IICRC is the organizing body that oversees and ensures the quality of service in the carpet cleaning industry. A carpet cleaning company that is certified by the IICRC is sure to be updated with the latest carpet cleaning techniques and developments.
In addition to regularly updating their knowledge on carpet cleaning, the professionals have the expertise to identify the correct approach for your carpet. They will not enter your home and begin cleaning services right away. As a professional, they first assess the condition of your carpet, analyze the material and draw up the scope of work before presenting the action plan for your approval.
With the professionals, you can be assured the quality of your carpet’s materials is in good and capable hands.
A carpet cleaning company is the more efficient option because they can get the job done faster without compromising the quality of your carpet and your time. In addition, they are not limited to carpet cleaning. Professional carpet cleaners can clean upholstery, linen and conduct repairs.
5. Carpet Cleaning Services Are Inexpensive
While the rates will vary, professional carpet cleaning services is inexpensive when you consider you may need it only every 6 to 12 months. If your home has more residents and has a pet, professional carpet cleaning services may be needed more often.
With all of these benefits, hiring professional carpet cleaning services should be part of your budget. It is certainly a better option than paying $80 per yard of new carpet! Interested in getting a free carpet cleaning quote or talk with our experts? Contact us and let’s talk.