Did you know that dirty carpets pose health risks for you and your children? It is true. If the carpet in your home is not cleaned thoroughly at least once or twice a year, you may be exposing your family to some various hazards.
Freshly cleaned carpets look great, feels great, and makes a room more inviting. Unfortunately, the carpet is difficult to thoroughly clean. For a tile or a wood floor, you can see everything that is going on. With carpet, you can’t see beyond the top layer. Hidden beneath are crumbs, human skin cells, pet hair, and dust. There could also be mold spores, microbes, and fungi. When you walk across your floor, these microscopic things are propelled into the air where they can be inhaled or even settle on your skin.
Unclean carpets can cause a few issues; the first of which is respiratory problems. If someone has asthma or other upper respiratory challenges, this will likely trigger it. Common reactions are a runny nose, coughing, or trouble breathing.
Skin irritation is another concern. These particles can cause itching and rashes. In more extreme cases, it could spread diseases like athlete’s foot. If the bacteria that causes athletes foot gets into the carpeting, it can easily be spread to anyone who walks on it with their bare feet.
How to Clean Your Carpet
Obviously it is important to vacuum frequently with a quality vacuum cleaner. Vacuuming will pull out some dust, crumbs, and other unsightly particles from the carpet. However, vacuuming alone isn’t enough. Periodically you need to get a deeper clean. Chemicals can help in this process, but we recommend only using environmentally friendly agents.
Truck Mounted Hot Water Extraction Cleaning System
There is a professional cleaning process that truly is steam cleaning but, for the most part, what is referred to as truck mounted steam cleaning system with hot water extraction.
Hot water extraction uses a professional truck mounted machine that sprays heated water with cleaning agents on the carpet while simultaneously extracting the sprayed water out. The hot water will dislodge most any dirt, organic matter, and allergen particles.
We, at the Anaheim Carpet Cleaning Company, our professional carpet cleaners have access to equipment that the average person does not have. We also better understand what chemicals to use, and they are going to get a deeper clean. It also is not that expensive to periodically have a professional come in and clean your carpets.