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My husband and I have really busy lives and often don't have time to clean the house. Unfortunately, both our kids have quite bad allergies to dust and mould, which means we need to keep the house spotless, which can be quite hard. We have started having a professional cleaning service come in a few times a week to give the house a good scrub while we are at work. It means that we can come home to a clean house. It means everyone is healthier, happier and less stressed out. This blog is for other parents of kids with allergies and has tips on how you can keep your house allergen free.

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3 Reasons You Should Get Professional Steam Carpet Cleaning on a Regular Basis

by Clarence Shelton

Having a carpet in your house can be both a blessing and a curse. If you take care to keep it clean, a carpet can improve your quality of life by contributing to your interior decoration scheme and protecting your feet from cool floors. Dirty carpets, however, will negatively affect the air quality inside your house among other downsides. Steam cleaning is one of the most effective carpet cleaning methods, and it should be carried out professionally for a number of reasons. The following are some of them.

1. Ideal for deep-cleaning action

Most carpet manufacturers recommend deep carpet cleaning at least once a year in order to maintain the quality of fibres as part of the requirements to sustain your warranty. The reason for this is that many carpet cleaning methods only remove surface dirt, doing nothing for the particles, toxins, allergens and pathogens embedded deep in the close-knit carpet fibres. Foam cleaning and shampooing are common cleaning methods, but they do not reach deep into the fibres of the carpet to remove all dirt. As a result, the carpet appears dirty soon after cleaning.

Professional carpet cleaning relies on truck-mounted heavy-duty equipment handled by trained technicians. The system injects hot water and a special detergent onto the carpet, brushes the surface to agitate dirt out and then sucks out most of the dirt, stains, odours and water to leave the carpet clean right from the inside.

2. More effective cleaning

You can hire or buy a portable steam carpet cleaning machine and do your own cleaning; however, this not only creates additional work for you, it exposes your carpet to the danger of over-saturation with water when the process isn't taken care of by a professional. Wet carpet fibres are more easily destroyed, not to mention more susceptible to growth of mould and mildew in your indoor environment. They also take much longer to dry and will be more inconvenient, especially of you have young children and pets you need to keep away from the carpet before it dries completely. Professional carpet team cleaning services invest in the latest technology designed to suck up most of the water injected along with the dirt.

3. Correct cleaning methods

Not every detergent is suited to clean every kind of carpet. Carpets made from untreated natural fibres, for instance, require specialised cleaning as they are more susceptible to damage from detergents and shrinkage on exposure to water. There are acidic and alkaline-based cleaning solutions which can be applied depending on the carpet fibre type, degree of soiling, presence and type of staining and other factors. To clean yourself, you would need to know all these or else run the risk of damaging your carpet by cleaning it incorrectly.

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