Carpet Cleaning Facts

               Did you know carpet has a mechanical function? Quite frankly carpet was designed as a filter. It is literally the biggest filter in the home or business! Each year several pounds of soil can accumulate in and under the carpet, so it’s just as important to clean for mechanical purposes as aesthetic purposes to remove the soil from the carpet fiber.

               Soil,when it accumulates in a carpet, acts like little knives cutting and scratching at the carpet fiber, grinding the expensive yarns down into those worthless fibers that fill our vacuum bag. The longer the customer waits  between cleaning, the more damage is done.Carpet, if not maintained properly by vacuuming twice a week and professional extraction cleaning periodically, will quickly exhibit wear and unfortunately will result in those shaded, worn looking traffic lanes. This shading is damage, not dirt, and is irreversible. It is important to vacuum regularly and have carpets professionally cleaned with the factory recommended extraction method and to re-apply a carpet protector like Maximm or Scotch-Guard to highly traveled pathways to prevent damage and extend carpet life and appearance.

               Is the air starting to smell stale? Why? Pollutants I the air filter down into the carpet. This is referred to as “filtration soil”. This often results in a black line running all around the carpet where it meets the base boards, black outlines around furniture, desks, etc. Filtration soil is super difficult to remove so proper cleaning habits are imperative to the lifespan and appearance of the carpet before filtration soil and traffic wear become permanent and odor begins to develop.

               What happens when the “carpet filter” gets too full? You family begins breathing higher levels of allergens including dust mites & debris. These microscopic organisms, which are related to spiders, live in many homes. Too small to see with the naked eye, dust mites thrive in warm, humid environments – eating dead skin cells and nesting in dust-collecting bedding, fabric, carpet and furnishings.The residue that dust mites leave behind mixes with dust and becomes airborne.If you aren’t allergic to dust mite protein, it is not harmful. However, if you are, inhaling the residue can cause bothersome symptoms, including wheezing,sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose and skin rash.

               Once the carpets natural filtering ability is hampered by really high concentrations of soil, and allergen levels climb, the body may produce “histamines” or display signs of allergic reaction. So, we may need to take antihistamines like Benadryl. Professionally clean carpets every six months, every 3 months in commercial spaces, for better health. Your doctor may also recommend allergy medications or allergy injections in addition to deep cleaning.

Call Spotless TODAY at 678-870-7011 and ask about getting on our Healthy Home Plan! We cover a 30 mile radius around Monroe, GA. This includes carpet cleaning in Lawrenceville GA and Snellville GA as well as Tile & Grout Cleaning in Winder GA and Athens GA. Don't forget we also do pressure washing and soft washing all around the Johns Creek and Hamilton Mill areas.


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