Your carpeting is one of the most expensive items in your home, so it’s important to take loving care of it. If not cleaned properly and regularly, your carpet can become hazardous to your health. Dirty carpets have been linked to asthma and other respiratory illnesses. If you have pets, children, or seniors living in your home, you want to be extra diligent in keeping your carpets clean. Here are four myths we are happy to bust:
1. Vacuuming is the Same as Deep Cleaning
This is one of the top carpet cleaning myths across the globe. Many people think that if they vacuum at least once a week they’re safe. But, they don’t know that their carpets attract harmful allergens such as dust mites and mold; over time it doesn’t matter how much you vacuum. Your rugs should be steam cleaned at least once a year, but we recommend two times a year for optimal health. Once mites, mold and allergens get into your carpet, the less likely it is that you’ll be able to remove them with a quick vacuum.
2. Stain-Resistant Carpets Don’t Require Steam Cleaning
The purpose of stain-resistant carpets is to help make cleaning minor stains and spills easier. They don’t stop harmful allergens and dirt from getting trapped underneath the fibres. The only way to get rid of those is with a professional steam clean.
3. It’s a Waste of Money to get your Carpets Cleaned Professionally
It’s a common misconception that professional carpet cleaning is an unnecessary expense. Your carpet won’t last as long if it’s not cleaned regularly, especially if you have a large family and/or pets. If you try to do it yourself with a home steam cleaning machine to save money, know that they’re not as powerful as a professional cleaner so it won’t get to the built-up soil in your rug. Professional cleaners know how to find potential problem areas, which also saves you money in the future.
4. Steam Cleaning is Hard on the Carpet
This simply isn’t true. People say that if you get your carpet cleaned professionally it will take away the sheen of new rugs. The truth is that the longer a carpet goes without a cleaning, the harder it becomes to get all the mite carcasses, ground in soil and allergens out. Another issue people aren’t aware of is the other outdoor pollutants such as car exhaust, fungus and pollens that are in the carpet. At AmSteam, we offer professional and affordable cleaning services. We have no hidden costs and use only environmentally friendly products. With our high-quality professional carpet cleaning services, you can be sure your home is free from dangerous allergens. To find out more, or to book an appointment you can visit our website.