Carpets are an investment that shouldn’t be neglected. Like anything else in your home, they require maintenance. Carpets should be vacuumed daily, any accidental spills or pet accidents immediately treated, and they should be professionally deep cleaned 1-2 times a year. The longer your carpets are not being well maintained, the more detrimental the consequences. GreenCo Carpet Cleaning would like to share several examples of the results neglected carpets face.
Importance of Cleaning Carpet
Carpet Lifespan: Manufacturing quality as well as the care and maintenance the owner provides all dictate the carpets longevity. If the vacuuming, spot cleaning, and professional services are lacking the carpet’s lifespan is significantly reduced.
First Impressions: Despite how clean and immaculate a room may be, carpets that are even vacuumed can still bring on the illusion of a filthy home when the carpets are marred with stains. Carpets that are also not vacuumed and have dirt buildup will make the room look disheveled and filthy.
Altered Carpet Colors & Texture: When selecting the right carpets get the color, maybe pattern, and softness ideal to their décor. As the carpets accumulate the dirt and grime, the layers of buildup distort the colors, causing them to fade and look dull and dingy. The fibers themselves lose their softness, getting coarse and matted. From there, the carpets will develop dents and other damage that in some cases, are not reversible.
Indoor Air Quality: The carpet fibers can easily trap the accumulation of dirt, pet dander, dead skin cells, and shed hair, among other debris. After a time of neglect, these allergens and contaminates can bring down the indoor air quality that effects your well being as well as compromise the integrity of your carpets.
Carpet Odors: When the filth builds up, it is inevitable the odors will too. The many different substances that get trapped in the carpet, in addition to any agents that are spilled and especially pet accident will make the carpets pungent. More often than not, homeowners get use to the slow evolving odors that they may even go unnoticed but when guests arrive, the stench assaults them immediately.
Carpet Insect Infestations: There are countless insects that can easily be brought into your home. Ants, fleas, ticks and dust mites are just a few common examples. When the carpets are not being vacuumed or professionally cleaned, the carpets provide the perfect eco-system for these little critters to eat, reproduce and die in. Over time the infestation can be catastrophic and many of these insects are major contributors to allergy and asthma attacks as well as additional health risks.
Spread of Germs, Bacteria & Viruses Via Carpet: In addition to insects, the number of germs, bacteria, and viruses that are transferred onto your carpets and given the opportunity to spread. You could conceivably have up to 200,000 of bacteria per square inch, according to studies, some of which include E.Coli or Salmonella.
Growth of Mold, Mildew & Microbes on Carpet: Mold spores are virtually anywhere. Other organisms such as mildew and algae for example equally have the potentially to make contact with your carpets. With a little moisture and warm temperatures, mold and other organisms can develop and thrive. In little time the mold can spread from the carpets, to the padding, to the subfloor, baseboards and even walls; consuming the materials and expediting the natural decay. Not only do they cause damage and are just gross to see, but they can also cause serious health concerns.
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Keep your carpets vacuumed daily, immediately treat any spills or pet accidents and have GreenCo Carpet Cleaning provide a deep clean for your carpets once or twice a year to preserve the carpet’s beauty, durability, and longevity. Contact us today!