We clean carpets thoroughly with a powerful HEPA-Air industrial grade vacuum cleaner. However, built in grime and dried soiled materials sometimes require a little more. That’s why 20 years ago, we included carpet shampooing as part of our service offering. And, we’ve gotten very good at it!
Cleaner carpet means a brighter home
Our philosophy at 1800 CLEANER is that once the air quality inside the home is of a high standard, cleaning the carpets and rugs is next. Our approach is a great long-term solution for removing stubborn ingrained dirt and grime. This muck gets lodged between the carpet fibres and can’t be removed with simple dry vacuum cleaning alone.
In such situations, it becomes incumbent to wet wash the carpet using a shampoo. The moisture combines with the detergents in the shampoo and the agitation of the wand to loosen and remove the more stubborn soiled materials. These materials, collect over time in the carpet fibres.
This is then sucked out of the pile with the powerful extraction motor of the carpet shampooing machine. The end result is not only visually brighter but also cleaner, fresher and healthier for your family too.
Long-term solutions for your carpets
The ongoing care of your carpet after the shampooing is complete is also worthy of consideration.
- Removing shoes – It is a good idea to have members of the household remove their shoes on entering the home. It will avoid bringing soiling materials from the street into the home.
- Door Mats – Entry and exit door mats are a must and preferably microfibre ones are the best.
- Dust removal – The levels of dust in the home are also an important determinant for the ongoing cleanliness of your carpets. A heavily dusty house will inevitably make its dirty way into your carpet fibres.
These considerations are important for both the look and cleanliness of your carpet. However, there is an even more important consideration that rarely gets talked about. This is concerned with the health of your carpets.
Dust mites are a menace for your carpet
When you take a very close look into your carpets you will see that they are literally breeding grounds for microscopic creatures.
Of particular importance is the dreaded dust mite. These guys will set up camp in your flooring. And will metaphorically create little cities too if left unchecked. It is impossible to get rid of every dust mite completely and for those with dust allergies, having no carpets in the home is the best option.
But there’s something very cosy and warming to our DNA to enjoy the metaphorical bear skin rug beneath our bare feet. For many Australian homes, carpets are a must. In such situations dust management is the key.
Dust mites thrive on human skin scales that we shed each day. It’s important to keep the home that surrounds your carpets free of microscopic and airborne dust.
For further reading, do check out these two articles on our website.
Fine dust is a feeding ground for carpet dust mites
The really tiny dust can float around your home for up to 5 days when disturbed by a wind draft or from the activities associated with traditional cleaning. This can be seen with the eye, when you notice the dust sparkling through a shaft of sunlight when you notice how dusty ceiling fans and high ledges can get.
Have you ever wondered how and why does the dust get up there and what can you do about it?
The dust is actually floating around when you clean and whenever it is disturbed it will resettle some time afterwards. As you can imagine, much of this dust that is determined to stay in your environment despite your best efforts to clean it will eventually make its way into your carpets. Becoming food for the ever-abundant dust mite population that rely on it for their population growth aspirations.
Professional Carpet Cleaning
Gratefully there is a solution to cutting down the breeding cycle of dust mites. Just like germs we can never get rid of every little dust mite (and nor would we want to for the benefit of our immune systems). We can dramatically control their numbers and find that nice balance between a minimum of dust and irritants in the home and having a healthy home that is an absolute pleasure to live in.
This is the ideal consideration before and after having your carpets professionally shampooed. We believe in this method of controlling dust pre and post carpet shampooing to achieve premium ongoing results.
In fact, we have refused lucrative shampooing jobs because we felt that the dusty environment the clients were asking us to shampoo would represent a substantial waste of money for them.
To have your home professionally cleaned by 1800 CLEANER and to get your carpets cleaned on the same day please call 1800 CLEANER that’s 1800 253 263 or fill in the quote form below.
We look forward to taking great care of your home, your carpets and particularly of you and your family.