Imagine, if you will, a house. A house like any other on the block. This is your house.
A friend knocks on the door. It is opened. They enter.
They scream and throw themselves onto the lawn, their twisted face only able to utter the single phrase, “The carpet!”
Before this Rod Serling nightmare becomes your reality, perhaps it is time you looked into getting a professional carpet cleaning.
The Obvious Signs
To avoid forcing a friend or loved one into spastic cries of pain on your own lawn, learn the signs your carpet may be in need of professional help. Alternatively, you can dispense with carpet altogether and savor the beauty of a custom installed hardwood floor.
Stains are discolorations on the surface of carpet that result from foreign matter being soaked into the material. Some of these substances can be obvious, like a dropped glass of wine, but others can appear slowly as buildup over time.
A lingering and noticeable odor filling a room may be a sign of trapped particles in the carpet. These particles can accumulate over time from foot traffic, particularly socks, or more immediate messes left behind by pets or their human equivalents — children.
Dust, pollen, and other particles become trapped in carpet over time. These can be released when walked on, or especially when vacuumed. If you notice an abundance of red-eyes and sneezes in the household, it is time to find help.
These form when clear, sticky materials attach fibers to fibers. Longer strands of hair can also act like a loom and knit together fibers creating hard masses that feel rough or sharp on feet.
Unlike other visible stains, mold presents in dark green or black shades and mostly at the edges of walls. Mold grows rapidly in humid environments and can cause respiratory distress.
Keeping it Longer
Less visible signs that a carpet is in distress and needing a professional carpet cleaning exist. These invisible, but tangible, benefits of carpet cleaning lead to an increase in years of use.
A deep cleaning pulls detritus from the carpet and out of the pad, leading to more spring in the fibers. Carpet that has gone flat and feels less plush than it once did can benefit a lot from deep cleaning.
Much like teeth cleaned at the dentist or a car taken through a mechanical wash, a professional carpet cleaning can make future cleanings more effective. Dirt and particles come up easier from newer carpet than worn and soiled carpet.
Periodic deep cleaning will add years to the life cycle of carpet. Even better, deep cleaning improves the health of your carpet and your family.
Professional Carpet Cleaning
If you want either of these benefits or notice any of the visible signs of soiling in your carpet, consider getting informed about cleaning service professionals in your area. Better yet, learn more about carpet cleaning services and contact us for an appointment today.