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Steam-Cleaning Your Carpet

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If you have carpet in your home, it is important not to neglect steam-cleaning it. Proper carpet cleaning protects your home’s residents from harmful allergens and pollutants. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of steam-cleaning your carpet.

What’s the Difference Between Steam-Cleaning and Vacuuming?

While vacuuming removes particles from the surface of your carpet, it does not penetrate the way steam-cleaning does. Regular steam-cleaning removes the debris that your vacuum cleaner leaves behind, while simultaneously cleaning and sanitizing your carpet.

Generally speaking, you should vacuum your carpet once or twice a week and schedule a professional cleaning every 6 months.

Benefits of Steam-Cleaning Your Carpet

What exactly are the benefits of steam-cleaning your carpet? Let’s talk about that!

1. Eliminate stains and odors.

The most obvious reason to get your carpet steam-cleaned is to remove stubborn stains and odors that regular cleaning can’t remove. Part of maintaining a clean, tidy home is keeping the carpet free of spots and stains. And, of course, a smelly carpet isn’t very appealing, so eliminating odors in a carpet keeps your home an inviting place to live.

2. Prevent allergens from accumulating in the carpet pile.

If your carpet is free from stains and odors, it can seem unnecessary to get your carpet steam-cleaned regularly. However, over time and underneath foot traffic, a wide range of pollutants and allergens can accumulate in your carpet pile. Dust, dead skin cells, pet dander, hair, and even mold can build up in your carpet. People who suffer from allergies, and young children who spend more time in close proximity to the carpet, are particularly susceptible to harmful pollutants that may be found in your carpet.

3. Improve indoor air quality.

Vacuuming eliminates a percentage of the allergens and particles that are on the surface of your carpet. However, many of these allergens become airborne, reducing indoor air quality and posing health concerns. Itchy eyes and skin, runny noses, sneezing, coughing, and other allergic symptoms often indicate dirty carpet.

4. Increase the lifespan of your carpet.

Additionally, steam-cleaning can extend the life of your carpet. When you neglect cleaning your carpet, dirt and debris accumulate on the fibers of your carpet and compact them together. When this happens, your carpet loses its softness, gradually shortening its lifespan.

Can You Steam-Clean Wool Carpet?

If you have a wool carpet, you might be concerned about the effects steam-cleaning might have on it. Fortunately, steam-cleaning is safe for every type of carpet, whether cut pile or looped pile. Remember, the most important part of the steam-cleaning process is to thoroughly dry your carpet. If not dried properly, your carpet will develop mold and mildew, which will only make matters worse. A carpet cleaning professional will help you dry your carpet after cleaning.

Call Spectrum Today!

Spectrum Carpet Cleaning uses state-of-the-art equipment to deep-clean carpets and extract dirt and moisture trapped in the padding. We are located in Bristol, Indiana, and serve Elkhart County homeowners. Keep your home healthy and comfortable. Call today and schedule your carpet cleaning.

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