Spring is known throughout history and in most cultures as a time for purification, renewal and rejuvenation. Aside from all the religious and pagan rituals citing spring as a time for purification, health should be a main reason for having your carpet and upholstery professionally cleaned.
After being cooped up with winters accumulating soil and germs it’s finally time to open the windows and let in some fresh air. Carpeted floors and upholstered furniture all act like large air filters collecting any particulate soil that comes floating by. Rugs, carpets and entry mats are considered the lungs of the house as most nasty allergy causing agents and other contaminants fall to the lowest point. Studies have shown that inside air can be 5 times more toxic than outside air.
In addition to making your expensive home interior investments just look clean remember this; hair sprays, perfumes, common dirt, germs, spills, winter slush and other nasty substances have gathered and nested in your textiles for the last few months. It’s time to remove these potentially harmful materials for an effective and healthy “spring cleaning”.
Choosing a true and trained cleaning professional can ensure a deeper cleaning and properly filtered equipment to eliminate soils from becoming airborne again while using safer and more effective cleaning solutions. Just think of the cost of renting or purchasing a DIY carpet cleaner, the gas to get there, purchasing the detergents and selecting the proper carpet and fabric protectors and other specialty agents. Then you still need to move the furniture and do the cleaning. Hiring a reputable carpet cleaning company will actually save you time, money and aggravation in the long run while getting better results.
On the subject of fabric upholstery, a thorough dry vacuuming is your first line of defense. But it is important to make sure your vacuum cleaner is not blowing the soil back into the air. Truck mounted cleaning systems have their vacuums located externally and therefore all soils are safely removed and collected outside the home. If you decide to shampoo the furniture yourself make yourself aware of the manufacturer’s recommended instructions for cleaning. Always check for the following codes as they each represent a recommended cleaning method;
- “X” – Vacuum Only
- “W” – Wet Clean
- “S” – Dry Clean
- “W/S” – Wet or Dry Clean
Make carpet and upholstery cleaning an important part of your spring program. Clean for health as well as aesthetics. Above all read your manufacturer’s warranty and always follow their recommendations.