Who doesn’t love carpet? Freshly vacuumed carpet under your feet is so comforting. You don’t even need socks! You can snuggle up together on it and fall asleep on it! Carpet rocks, but there is a downside as well. First off, stains. Friends and family could probably tell you your life story by glancing at all the history in your carpet. Another downside to carpet that many might not think about is how it affects the air quality in your home. Even if you vacuum religiously every day, you might not be getting everything and therefore exposing yourself, your family and pets to potentially dangerous particles.
Something’s in the Air
First off, the real enemy in all of this is gravity. Though the carpet will take the brunt of the blame, gravity is what pulls all the nastiness down into it. Older homes and carpet pose some of the highest risk. Years of dust, pet and insect dander, various cleaning chemicals, water damage and life itself have embedded themselves into your carpet and into your air. They are so deeply embedded that it is extremely difficult to remove them. All of this can increase someone’s allergy symptoms. Sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, irritated skin, fatigue and frequent headaches can be signs of poor air quality and therefore a dirty carpet.
What Can You Do
Obviously, the solution is to clean your carpet thoroughly, but that’s what you’ve been doing for years. Here are a few reasons why you should hire a professional. First, all carpet is not the same. Do you know what your carpet is made of? Next, professional cleaners will be able to get those pesky tough stains out that have plagued your carpet for years. Another good reason to hire a professional is because rental equipment can leave behind excess water giving mold the chance to grow. Professional equipment is top of line and is able to get rid of a majority of excess moisture. Lastly, professional equipment also sanitizes, something rental equipment does not do.
There is no need to break out the hazmat suits just yet, just pick up the phone and call the pros. They can arrive according to your schedule and do the job while you’re out running errands. You can rest assured that the job is done correctly without any leftover messes rental equipment can leave. Fall in love with carpet again.