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Why get your carpets professionally cleaned?

Why get your carpets professionally cleaned?

With 90% of our time spent indoors, it’s easy to see why a clean home is important.

This is especially true for you carpet lovers. The Cleanliness of your carpets can have a massive impact on your family’s health- particularly if you have children.

Here’s why clean carpets can help you stay healthy throughout the year:

Do You Actually Know What’s in Your Carpet?

You may not be able to see it, but your carpet is a sponge. Carpets are home to:

  • Mold
  • Bacteria
  • Insect Husks & Feces
  • Dust & Dust Mites
  • Dead Skin Cells
  • Pet Hair & Urine
  • Allergens
  • And More
Carpet Fibers

Dirty carpets can lead to serious health problems, even if you’re an otherwise healthy person.

Here are some common issues that occur when carpets are not regularly cleaned:

Weakened Immune System

Every day, your immune system is fighting unwanted bacteria and toxins to keep you healthy. But when you’re living in an unclean environment, your stress levels will rise. This can affect your immune system.

When your carpets are dirty, you’re exposed to harmful bacteria. This makes your immune system go into overdrive, making you more susceptible to sickness and disease.

Mycotoxins are some of the most dangerous microbes thriving in dirty carpets. They are different types of mold that can cause health problems like respiratory diseases, allergies, and stomach infections.

Your immune system has enough to deal with when you leave the house, your home doesn’t have to be a dangerous place.

Skin Issues

While clean carpets are fine to walk on with bare feet, the same isn’t true for dirty carpets. Fungi and bacteria come into contact with openings, wounds, or cuts on your skin, which cause problems like athlete’s foot.

Respiratory Issues

Dirty carpets are a great home for nasty things such as mold, dust mites, fungi, and other bacteria which, when inhaled, can result in respiratory issues and flu-like symptoms. Even worse, when they die, they stay in your carpet fibers which can then lead to even more problems such as eye and nose irritation or rashes on your skin.

Children are one of the most affected by dirty carpets; especially if they have asthma or other conditions. Dirty carpets have led to triggering attacks when children are exposed to the bacteria and other contaminants in the carpet.

Benefits of Clean Carpets

Improving the Smell

Carpets smell. Whether you realize it or not, your carpets don’t smell like they used to. Being used to the smell of your carpet is not something to settle for, get them professionally steam cleaned and always ask for a deodorizer to be added.

Carpet Cleaning

Maintaining the Look

Carpets can make or break the look of a home or office.  While vacuuming is a good way to remove debris and dirt from the carpet, regular steam cleaning is needed to remove tough stains and grime within your carpet fibers. It’s surprising how much better your carpets feel and look once they’ve had a proper cleaning.

Prolonging the Life

Nothing can ruin the clean look like traffic marks and stains. Carpets are always walked on and have things spilled on them, resulting in permanent soiling or stains. When you have steam cleaning done, you’ll prolong the carpet fibers life by stopping spots and stains from becoming permanent.

Signs You Need Your Carpet Cleaned

How do I know when my carpets need to be cleaned?

Discoloration

Take a good look at your carpet. Is it still the same vibrant color it was when you first moved into your home or had the carpet laid? Better yet, lift your couch and compare the two colors side by side.

Over time, carpet begins to lose its color, particularly in high-traffic areas. When you see that your carpet looks discolored or has lost some volume, a professional carpet cleaning company can help bring it back to life.

Pets

Although we love them. Your carpets do not.

From shedding to bring their most important toy or snack in from the outdoors; pets can cause all sorts of mayhem for your carpets.

If you haven’t had your carpets professionally cleaned and you have a furry friend, it’s time to get it done.

Dirty Carpet

Allergies

Have you noticed your allergies are acting up more than usual? Do they continue to get worse over time? This could be due to your carpet.

Carpets are sponges for pollen, dander, dust mites, and other allergens. These can impact your breathing and give you that “stuffed up” feeling. A clean carpet makes a massive difference to how comfortable you feel and how much your allergies affect your life.

Odors

Smelly carpet can be embarrassing. Bad smells are evident the moment people walk into your home, so get your carpet cleaned and remove those bad odors.

Carpets absorb all the different odors in your house. Whether it’s the wet-dog smell from Fido, the curry your spouse cooked, or dirt that’s tracked in, your carpet holds scents. If you start noticing that your carpet smells, it’s a good idea to get it cleaned.

Wet Weather

With the recent weather we’ve experienced, you and your family have probably brought lots of moisture into the house. This can show up in your carpets in the form of mildew and mold. Most noticeably on white or lightly colored carpet, you will often see a dirty shade of grey.

Wrapping Up

On top of the smells and bad looks, many common health problems can be directly attributed to dirty carpets. It’s easy to give your carpet a vacuum and consider the job done. But dirt, dust, and allergens hide deep down where a regular vacuum cannot reach.

Thankfully, it’s easy to get your carpet cleaned by professionals.

Give us a call or book right through our Facebook page!

(734) 282-2350

For over 75 years, DRC Cleaning Solutions has been providing professional, janitorial and commercial cleaning services in the Southeastern Michigan area for a variety of businesses. We use state-of-the-art equipment and the latest cleaning technologies in order to keep your office or facility clean, hygienic, and safe. Our cleaning staff is properly trained for each industry we serve and we continuously supervise and audit the services we provide. At DRC Cleaning Solutions our full range of high-quality commercial cleaning and janitorial services are competitively priced, fully insured, and come with quick response times.

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