4 Reasons Why You Need Professional Carpet Cleaning
28 Feb 23
When you whizz around the house with the vacuum cleaner every week or so, it’s easy to think your carpets are clean. And sure, they look better. But did you know that regular vacuuming only does so much?
Given that your carpets are one of the biggest investments in your home or office, keeping them in top condition by removing stubborn stains and dirt is essential for ensuring they last as long as they should. You’ll also want to be confident that any allergens are swiftly removed, to avoid potential health hazards for you and your loved ones. Unfortunately, products designed for the home simply can’t get those kinds of results – and they lack the personalised care and attention your floors and furnishings need to look and function at their best.
In fact, you might be surprised to learn that only a professional carpet cleaner can guarantee your floors are genuinely clean and hygienic.
So here are 4 reasons why you need (and will love!) hiring professional carpet cleaning services.
1. A professional clean is a better clean
Do you know what’s lurking in your carpets? Things like dust mites, mould spores, bacteria, pet hair, pollen, dead bugs, ingrained dirt and grease are all hiding between the fibres.
In fact, research has found carpets to be around 4,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat, with 200,000 bacteria per square inch. Yuck!
Not only are our carpets dirtier than we think, they can also be the cause of seasonal sniffles thanks to all those allergens.
An expert carpet cleaner can combat that with their knowledge, training and professional cleaning products. Trained technicians can identify and use the correct method of cleaning (for example, steam cleaning vs dry cleaning) to get the best results, including treating stains. Even a carpet steam cleaning machine you rent yourself won’t be able to get your carpets as clean as the professionals – which is also worth remembering when it comes to end of lease cleaning.
It’s worth pointing out that professional carpet cleaning services don’t just improve the look, lifespan and cleanliness of your carpets. By offering treatment options that include sanitising and odour removal, an expert technician also helps remove any unwanted scents, like that strange damp smell you get every time you walk down the hallway. So when you walk in the door after your technician has been, you’ll think they’ve laid new carpet!
2. Better techniques
One of the reasons why a professional carpet cleaner can do a better job is because they use hot water extraction (also known as steam cleaning) or a bonnet dry cleaning process.
Your technician will choose the best treatment depending on your carpet conditions and preferences. So while the exact cleaning process will be tailored to you, it may involve:
- Hot water extraction/steam cleaning: Recommended for medium to heavily soiled carpets, this highly effective cleaning process involves a pre-Hepa filter vacuum to remove dry soiling, then a specially formulated cleaning product is sprayed and agitated into the carpet to release oily soil buildup. Hot water extraction is then used to remove the soiling and stains. Finally, the carpet pile is groomed and reset to assist with the drying process.
- Bonnet dry cleaning: Recommended for light to medium-soiled carpets, this quick-dry gentle cleaning technique involves a pre-Hepa filter vacuum to remove dry soiling, before applying a specially formulated neutral cleaning agent to remove oily buildup that causes dirt to adhere to the fibres. A grooming technique is then used to finalise the process and assist with quick drying.
You can learn more about the differences between carpet steam cleaning and dry cleaning here. But essentially, these safe, state-of-the-art cleaning methods penetrate deep into the carpet to remove built-up dirt and allergens.
As well as leaving your carpets smelling as good as new, this cleaning process – together with targeted sanitisation products like V.I.P. activeguard™ – ensures your home is much more hygienic.
3. Better furnishings
Health and hygiene are certainly the biggest benefits to professional carpet cleaning. But did you know it can also extend the life of your furnishings?
A professional carpet cleaning technician is trained in technical cleaning methods that can remove tough stains (like red wine and coffee) regular home cleaning products just can’t budge. And because dirt and debris are kept at bay, they can’t do as much damage to carpet fibres – keeping your carpets looking good and lasting longer.
4. Better health and wellbeing
Did you know that airborne particles get trapped in carpet fibres, which then become a breeding ground for mould spores and dust mites? This can significantly affect the air quality in your home or workplace, triggering a whole host of health issues such as asthma.
So it’s probably no surprise that investing in professional carpet cleaning services is one of the easiest ways to keep your family and visitors safe and sound, by eliminating these nasties and preventing them from wreaking havoc in your home.
Not only will you experience fewer allergens (and sneezes!) you can also relax knowing those contaminants are no longer lurking in your floors. For more, see these 5 benefits of regular carpet cleaning.
And just think how happy you’ll be when you no longer have to spend weekends running around with the vacuum. Plus, V.I.P. Carpet Cleaning technicians also offer tile and grout cleaning, stain removal, mattress cleaning, mould removal and more as convenient service add-ons.
Better book a professional carpet cleaning service!
Keeping your carpets clean is no easy feat – especially now you know vacuuming doesn’t do a very good job.
Thankfully, you don’t have to spend your hard-earned free time doing it. Our fully trained technicians use tried-and-tested treatments, equipment and cleaning methods to sanitise and safeguard your home, your furnishings and your family – all backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. So you can have peace of mind that your home is hygienic and truly clean, day after day.
They can also offer tile and grout cleaning, mattress cleaning, air conditioning and much more alongside our other V.I.P. home cleaning services.
Book your professional carpet cleaning service today.
Disclaimer: The content in this article is intended to be informational only and does not constitute cleaning advice.