There are many, many professional carpet cleaning companies in many cities across the United States all competing for providing cleaning services. This article will help you, the homeowner or renter, to answer a few of the most common questions that may come up when you are thinking about cleaning your carpets. First, we’ll look at professional carpet cleaning, versus self-cleaning.
Why Should I Get My Carpets Professionally Cleaned by Professional Carpet Cleaning Experts?
Carpets should be professionally cleaned and maintained by reputable expert carpet cleaners because homeowners and renters may experience health problems that can be caused by long-term soiled carpet. Since many carpet owners wear shoes in their home, or at least wear their shoes into their home, much of what is outdoors is tracked indoors, and is then deposited into the carpet.
Oftentimes these contaminants are lodged in deep, and will not come out with the average vacuum or even amateur carpet cleaning job. The reason for this is that the average vacuum does not use cleansing agents to loosen contaminants, and the average self-rented carpet cleaner is not professional strength. Further, most homeowners do not know how to utilize these store-rented cleaners properly, so they could possibly leave their carpets in a more hazardous condition after their “cleaning” than before their attempt was made!
Possible inbound contaminants include bacteria and viruses that occur naturally on the ground or near vegetation, or that was transferred from animal droppings. Other contaminants may include industrial pollutants and chemicals that are spilled but not cleaned up properly. These can cause airborne respiratory risks as they evaporate over time, and are also potentially dangerous for children or pets that regularly spend time on your floor! Be sure to select cleaning services that are able to get all these soils and stains out!
How Often Should I Clean My Carpets?
While most carpet manufacturers recommend having your carpets cleaned every year or two years, our experience in the field indicates that you should have your carpets cleaned by professional carpet cleaners more often than that-from once every half year to at the very least once per year.
The reason you should have your carpets cleaned this often is because the longer a carpet contaminant stays in your carpet, the harder it will be to get out, and every extra day the contaminant spends in your carpet is a potential health risk and safety hazard to your family.
Households that track in a lot of dirt (and unseen contaminants!) due to outdoor activities or excessive time spent in industrial areas should probably lean towards a bi-yearly green carpet cleaning service. A green cleaning company provides you with the additional peace of mind that all chemicals and processes used are all natural and non-toxic, meaning you are not adding more contaminants to your carpet while taking other ones out!
How Do I Choose The Best Carpet Cleaning Company?
The best way to choose a carpet cleaning company is to do a little research on them, whether on their website, or to give them a call directly. Make sure that any carpet cleaners you hire guarantee fast one-hour dry times as well as a soft-drying process – meaning no crunchy which could indicate potentially toxic chemicals left behind in your carpet!
Double check that the provider uses only non-toxic, all-natural cleansing products that are safe for both children and pets. Ask the company for their pet odor and stain removal credentials as well. There is nothing worse than having to pay twice!
Finally, ensure that the company is a true, green, carpet cleaning company. They should minimize their power usage, recycle all their used containers, make sure all your doors and windows are closed while they are working, and use only small amounts of water and treatment products. Now that you know all the details, what are you waiting for? Call your local carpet cleaners now!
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By Caleb ChaoJuly 20, 2011