If your carpet could talk would it beg you for a bath? All kidding aside, Clean Earth Restorations, as San Diego carpet cleaners, know how easy it is to let life get in the way of getting your carpets professionally cleaned. At some point you may even start thinking your carpets are too dirty to save them — but we’ve seen it all, really! And there isn’t a carpet out there that’s too far gone to benefit from a professional cleaning. Read on to learn how dirty carpets can affect your air quality, health, mood, pocket book, and business success, and why you should get them professionally cleaned.
Carpets bring warmth, comfort, quiet, and color into our homes and professional lives. But without proper care, they can also bring dirt, allergens, stressed immune systems, profit loss, and even embarrassment along with them.
Isn’t regular vacuuming enough?
Regular vacuuming is a must to pick up everyday dust and dirt build-up on your carpets brought in on shoes or paws, or through open windows. However, vacuuming cannot remove skin (and/or fur) oils, odor particulates, grease, or stains — which also build up in and on carpets. In addition, carpets act link “sinks”, where dust and dirt work themselves toward the bottom of the carpet structure and get trapped. Embedded dirt that cannot be removed by mechanical vacuuming damages the structure of the fibers as you walk on them, shortening the overall life of the carpet, and costing you money to replace it sooner rather than later. (So no, regular vacuuming isn’t the whole answer, but yes, professional cleaning can complete the equation.)
Can dirty carpets affect our health?
Carpets easily attract dust and dirt particles, and have been linked to allergen accumulations such as pollen, dander and dust mites, which in turn can trigger asthma and other respiratory difficulties. Frequent vacuuming, though thought to keep allergen levels down overall, has also been shown to mechanically increase allergen levels during and right after vacuuming. HEPA model vacuums are recommended for home vacuuming in homes where allergies are a problem. (So yes, dirty carpet — and even regular vacuuming — can cause allergy and asthma flair ups. Professional cleaning removes allergens.)
What does a dirty carpet say about your home, your business?
Dirty carpets can affect your home or business in numerous ways. One often overlooked effect is the development of a stale or unpleasant odor. As regular inhabitants we (contrary to newcomers) often become immune to the odors we are used to. Dirty carpets hold microscopic particulates which carry odors. Smells (good and bad) have a direct effect on how people feel and perceive their surroundings. Another negative effect of dirty carpets is the perception of neglect or uncleanliness — feelings that can have direct consequences on mood, employee efficiency, customer satisfaction or even business profit. (Dirty carpets can affect the way people feel and act in your home or business.)
Fortunately it’s not difficult to avoid these inconveniences related to dirty carpets. Clean Earth Restorations can bring your carpets, rugs, and upholstery back to their clean and odor-free states. Click on the coupons below to set up an appointment and receive a home or commercial carpet cleaning discount for our San Diego County customers.