Your carpets see a great deal of wear and tear from foot traffic, and such traffic can also bring a significant amount of dust, dirt, and other debris into contact with your carpet fibers. Over time, this can have a marked effect on the general cleanliness of your carpet, which can be hard or even impossible to fix on your own. Understanding the benefits associated with residential carpet cleaning services can help you figure out whether or not hiring a professional carpet cleaning service is the right fit for your needs.
Dirt and Aesthetics
The first and most common reason why you may want to consider hiring a professional carpet cleaning service is to remove collected dirt and other types of contaminants. The general buildup of such contaminants day by day is not easily noticed (unless a certain section of carpeting is covered by a piece of furniture), but a deep cleaning can dramatically alter the appearance of your carpet and restore it to its original appearance to an extent that cleaning by hand would be unable to achieve.
Another added benefit of getting your carpet professionally cleaned is the improvement of your general air quality within your home. This is because a professional cleaning will be able to penetrate into the carpet fibers and remove any collected allergens which may be held down by your carpet fibers, which cleaning by yourself – even with a steam cleaner or other similar tools – will be less effective at doing. These allergens would otherwise be able to be kicked up into the air by general foot traffic, and can aggravate allergies and other similar respiratory conditions even in the off season.
In addition, another major benefit of professional carpet cleaning in a similar vein to the above point is the fact that it will sterilize your carpet fibers. This helps reduce the risk of bacteria lying dormant in your carpet and potentially affecting your family and pets down the road. This also eliminates odor producing bacteria which may be creating a foul smell within your home.
Finally, professional carpet cleaning is much more effective at removing mold particles and spores than do it yourself methods are. This is due to two reasons: firstly, the cleaning chemicals penetrate deeper into the carpet material using specialized equipment than you would be able to achieve, and professional cleaners are able to dry the carpet out much faster, reducing the likelihood that moisture will stay in the carpet and contribute to mold growth in the future.