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September 2019

Carpet and Upholstery Care

By | Cleaning

Carpet and upholstery are an integral part of any home; they bring a sense of warmth and improve the ambiance in a space. To extend their years of service, high-quality janitorial services are requisite for their cleanliness and maintenance. To keep your carpets and upholstery fabrics in great shape, you need to know when a thorough cleaning is due.  How can you tell?

Bad odor

You know that your carpet and upholstery need attention if they are smelly. Owing to their superior ability to absorb almost anything, carpets and upholstery tend to absorb spills that end up causing a bad odor over time. Dust particles will also make their way past the top layer of the carpet to hide underneath. Damp carpets and upholstery, if left untreated, will likely encourage the growth of harmful mold and fungus. This can prove detrimental to your health especially if you’re asthmatic or have other respiratory issues. Having a cleaning company come in once every few months can save you and your family a whole myriad of health problems.

Frequent Allergy Attacks

As aforementioned, dust mites, bacteria, mold, and other allergens find it conducive to multiply in carpets and upholstery. While vacuuming is great for eliminating any dirt and loose particles, it is not enough to clean and reach deeply into the carpet and upholstery fibers. With time these germs and impurities accumulate and end up triggering allergies and respiratory issues. You may notice that you cough and sneeze a lot when anywhere near your carpets. Your eyes may turn red and get teary owing to irritation from the microscopic mold particles in the air. Professional carpet cleaning services help you access relief by eliminating such allergens.

Your Carpet and Upholstery Appear Dull and Dirty

It may not be visible to the naked eye but dust particles, pet dander, and human hair that accumulate onto the surfaces of your carpets, rugs, sofas and other fabrics all have the power to degrade and thus reduce the appearance of your home. Have you ever noticed how clean and vibrant your carpets and upholstery look when you just had them professionally cleaned? This is because cleaning professionals have special machinery, experience, and skills to remove stains and dirt, turning your dull fabrics into dirt-free bright ones.

How often you should ask for professional janitorial services? There are a few factors that may demand you get cleaning services frequently. For example, if you own a pet, you have toddlers or have a relatively high number of people in your household, you will require cleaning services more frequently, say once every month. Although it might seem much cheaper to clean your carpets and upholstery yourself, there are many downsides to consider. Different fabrics require specialized care and if you lack the skills and knowledge, you may end up damaging your costly fabrics. Instead of going through the hassle, inviting a professional cleaning company to do it for you saves you both time and money in the long run.