TIME TO CLEAN YOUR CARPETS IN PORTLAND
A good vacuuming can remove most dry dirt and hair that
accumulates on your carpets. Though, even the best of vacuums will
not remove that oily dirt that gets into your floors after a
longtime of heavy traffic. That is why it is very important to have
your carpet professionally cleaned.
Most households in Portland schedule carpet cleaning at least once a year, though if you have pets or children , there is a good chance that you need your carpets cleaned even more then that. The amount of these appointments depends on how much traffic your home gets, how big is your family and how often do you entertain guests.
You should not wait until the carpet is filthy to get it cleaned. Keeping on a schedule, whether or not it actually looks dirty, is the best way to maintain your carpet and extend its life.
Aside from your carpet looking better, regular cleaning has health benefits for you and your family. Each step taken by those in your home pushes dirt, pet dander, hair, food residue, dust mites and other types of dirt particulate into the air. Many people have allergies to one or more of the particles that lodge in fibers. When these people breathe in the particles thrown into the air as they walk across the rug, allergies can be triggered. These symptoms can include eye itchiness, redness, tearing and swelling, or respiratory difficulty, such as wheezing. Keeping a carpet clean will reduce the amount of particulate material thrown into the air when you walk on it. Many find that allergy symptoms improve dramatically when these triggers are removed.
Your carpet also harbors bacteria of various kinds. Regular cleaning will remove bacteria lodged deep within the fibers. These bacteria do not come out with vacuuming and are detrimental to human and pet health. A professional will have the equipment and products to remove bacteria and other germs that could make you and your family ill.
Professional carpet cleaners begin by removing most of the dried dirt with a pile-lifting machine. Following this, a steam cleaner will expel hot steam that kills bacteria, viruses, mold and mites that are invisible to the human eye. Any excess water is then removed, and the fibers dry quickly thereafter. Though chemical products are still used by some companies, many homeowners are uninterested in using this service, as these chemicals are left behind and can also be dangerous to human and pet health.
It is also important to ask about preventative measures you can take. Many carpet cleaners can provide protectors which serve as a protection for future stains, which will save you money and time.