Carpets are a centerpiece in many living rooms, office spaces, and homes, making for a vital comfort and aesthetics component. However, carpets are also a possible hazard if not correctly cared for, being the perfect place for mold, bacteria, and other pathogens to proliferate in. Having these unwanted guests in your carpet will result in a loss in texture, color and the presence of bad odors in your indoor space. In time, carpets can come to disintegrate, leaving stains and particles that might become health issues to those who circulate by it. To improve carpet lifetime, it is essential to carry out cleaning and maintenance regularly.
Why is it important to clean your carpet?
Carpets are continually receiving loadings of dust, mites, mold, and bacteria that transfer to their fibers and find the ideal place to proliferate. Carpets are composed of highly dense and intertwined fabrics that accumulate organic compounds (as food crumbles, hair, skin, leaves, and other materials), can hold humidity, and present several dark areas within the fiber. Regular carpet cleaning allows for protection from pathogen growth, and seasonal maintenance can prevent the formation of these black spots and loss of fibers. Thus, cleaning your carpet is important because:
- It removes dust, bedbugs, bacteria, mold, and other microorganisms that might be living on your carpet.
- It increases the lifetime of your carpet by keeping the fibers fresh and in good condition.
- It protects the quality of your indoor air, preventing bad smells and toxic chemicals. Many microorganisms living in carpets can release toxins and other chemicals that present a strong scent and might cause harm to human health.
- It prevents the buildup of allergens, which typically accumulate in the fibers of carpets.
- Removes spots and stains, also avoiding the accumulation of humidity on the carpet. Humidity is one of the critical factors that allow for mold growth.
How to clean your carpet?
Regular carpet cleaning processes usually involve using standard vacuum cleaners to remove dust, dirt, and other hazards loosely found in the carpet. This practice will avoid accumulating these materials that can carry both pathogens and feed for bacteria residing in the carpet. Nevertheless, carpets also suffer from constant spilling, and stains are common in carpet cleaning processes.
In the case of stains, the use of steam cleaners is widely recommended. These equipment release blows of hot steam to the carpet, detaching the spills from the fibers, followed by removing the area’s humidity as it runs through the surface of the carpet. Although relatively simple, clean steaming your carpet can harm the material if the humidity is not removed. Humidity left-over from cleaning processes can lead to dampening of the carpet, which will allow for mold growth, being responsible for the bad smell noticed after steam cleaning carpets.
Keeping your carpet safe
Carpet cleaning is essential in all areas, but this becomes a higher priority for specific home and office spaces. Carpet cleaning in high circulation areas should be carried out more regularly as the accumulation of dust, mites, and bacteria happens faster. High circulation areas are found in corridors, receptions, busy office spaces, and lounge areas.
Additionally, carpet cleaning in homes with children and pets are also recommended at higher frequencies. Children are prone to presenting breathing problems due to the sensitivity of their early-stage organisms. They are considered sensitive groups to mold investigation, dust, and mites, showing severe allergic reactions when exposed to higher contamination levels in the environment. Here, carpets represent an extreme risk, as they tend to accumulate these organisms in various degrees. The presence of pets in the house increases the need for regular carpet cleaning as these animals shed fur, roll on the carpet, and serve as vectors for harmful microorganisms that can be transferred to the carpet.
Why use Professional Carpet Cleaning Services?
Carpets are a great asset to indoor spaces. Keeping them clean can help prevent the dissemination of diseases, an infestation of mold and bacteria, buildup of allergens, and loss of aesthetic value. However, normal self-cleaning processes are not always effective in removing all these potential risks or preventing carpet quality loss. Some health-cleaning procedures might harm the carpet and induce dangerous conditions for indoor air quality. Hence, professional carpet cleaning is an excellent solution to increase your carpet’s lifetime and guarantee the cleaning process’s quality.
Professional carpet cleaning is carried out using various chemicals and equipment to help eliminate all microorganisms and effectively remove the fibers’ humidity, preventing mold formation. Carpet cleaning methods commonly involve:
- Pile Lifting
- Hot Water Extraction or Steam Cleaning
- Rotary Shampoo
- Combination of Hot Water Extraction and Rotary Shampoo
- Dry Foam
- Bonnet/Pad Cleaning
- Absorbent Dry Compound Powder System
These processes are carried out by trained professionals with proper security equipment, ensuring no risk of contamination and the smallest downtime possible.
How can Big Red help?
Big Red has been providing cleaning services throughout Singapore for a wide range of clients being able to supply them with varied options aligning to their different needs. Additionally, Big Red is proud of providing services with no downtime, allowing customers to use their carpet as soon as the cleaning process is over. Moreover, our methods are active in removing dust mites, fungi, mold, and other pathogens that could represent health risks in your building. With a team of professionals trained by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC), Big Red also provides a 30-day satisfaction guarantee with a re-clean in any area that attention is needed.
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