Lightning Carpet Cleaning

The Importance of Keeping Your Carpets Clean

Carpets and rugs feature within most homes in one form or another. Not only are they a great way to insulate a property during those colder months; they are often a focal point within a room and can help to define the style and overall aesthetics. Most people try to vacuum their carpets at least a few times a week (more if you have a larger family or pets), but in truth even this isn’t enough to keep dirt, bacteria and pests away.

Carpet cleaning isn’t as simple as a frequent vacuum

Each carpet will consist of millions of tiny fibres – each of which can play host to any number of external elements. Bugs are one of the most prominent features in a rug and they can live for generations without being noticed. If allowed to settle, they will start to reduce the integrity of fibres by consuming individual strands. Their faeces has also been linked to unwanted medical ailments too, such as allergies and even the common cold.

It’s not just these microscopic bugs that can cause an irritation to you and your family – there are also slightly larger critters that consider carpet fibres an ideal nesting ground (consider fleas, lice and ticks). They thrive in warm, dark places, so where better than within the fibres of a carpet or rug? Vacuuming them won’t help much, as they will simply be transported into another warm vessel, where they can spread into a new environment.

There’s also the consideration of dirt and debris taking their toll on a healthy carpet – especially the types of debris that relate to foods. We vacuum as often as possible to ensure that as many individual pieces of dirt are sucked away, but a device will only be able to target the debris near to the surface of the rug.

This means that food particles can soon start to make their way down into the depths of a carpet – and once they are there, they will still rot in much the same way as if they were to be exposed on a kitchen counter. Where a counter can be cleaned with a quick wipe over with an antibacterial formula, rugs can’t.

In fact it’s believed that there are enough germs at the base of a carpet’s fibres as there are in a toilet bowl. As you might imagine, this can be very detrimental to your health. So, what can you do to ensure that your floor spaces are kept as clean and clear as possible all year round? Well, that’s where a professional carpet care agency comes into the fray.

They have access to some of the most effective resources available, such as steam cleaners and industrial-grade bleach. They’ll be able to eliminate the causes of dirt, bacterial build-ups and everything in between in a matter of hours – allowing you to relax in the knowledge that your carpets and rugs are as clean as the day you bought them.