One major benefit of a professional carpet cleaning service is that it helps extend the life of your carpet. Over time, dirt, dust, allergens, and other debris accumulate in the carpet and get embedded within the fibers which can eventually cause the fibers to split and deteriorate. Removing this built up of dirt and debris will help improve the longevity of the carpet as dust and other debris are more likely to adhere to a dirty carpet than a clean carpet.
Some of the dust and allergens that get trapped in the carpet fibers may find their way into the breathing air where they can cause respiratory problems, allergic reactions, and other health problems. The high temperature of the water used by most carpet cleaning professionals kills off these allergens so that they are no longer a health threat and leaves the surface of the carpet fully sanitized.
While it’s much easier to vacuum around the home than hiring a carpet cleaning service, a vacuum will only remove surface dirt. So all that debris that has become embedded with the fibers will stay there until it receives professional treatment.
Another great advantage provided by professional carpet cleanings is that they can remove tough stains. Using the hot water extraction method, professionals are able to remove stains.
While vacuums don’t leave residues, some carpet cleaning machines do. If the equipment or products are old or cheaper, they can be inefficient and leave some of the cleaning solution behind.
On the other hand, the equipment used by cleaning professionals is always updated and uses commercial cleaning products to restore carpeting to a like-new condition. They also employ the hot water extraction technique to achieve the best results, leaving the fibers free of all dirt and stains.
Areas of carpeting that receive significant foot traffic, including hallways, living rooms, kitchens, etc., will deteriorate much faster than those in bedrooms or under couches. This is because dirt is constantly being tracked in these areas, and you may have even noticed that these areas are darker than others.