Minneapolis Carpet Cleaning Can Help Keep You Healthy

by | Dec 5, 2014 | Home Improvement

Sometimes something that seems rather mundane can be really important. Take cleaning your carpets, for instance. Carpets are magnets for dirt, allergens and potentially harmful bacteria, and if they’re not cleaned regularly, they expose you and your family, friends or coworkers to dangers of the materials they attract. Allowing Minneapolis carpet cleaning professionals to clean your carpets can help create a healthier environment in your home or office.

The Dirt on Carpets
Carpets are made of fibers, and those fibers do two things that make them really attractive to dirt. First, they rub against anything that comes in contact with them—shoes, socks, feet, wheels, paws, etc. This rubs off whatever is on those other objects (dirt, allergens, etc.) and allows it to fall on the carpet.

Second, fibers tend to trap liquids and solids inside, meaning that once something is dropped or spilled on a carpet, it stays there until it is removed. This means that your carpet is probably holding a little trace of everything that’s passed over it since its last cleaning. If carpets could talk they would tell an amazing history.

The Danger of a Dirty Carpet
We all know that dirty carpets don’t look good and that they sometimes even have an unpleasant odor, but the problem can be more serious. Knowing your carpet can trap all sorts of unpleasant things, it stands to reason you are exposed to allergens, bacteria and bits of dust in a dirty carpet. If you have allergies or asthma, in particular, the effect of having irritants in your carpet can be very damaging.

Keeping It Clean
In Minneapolis, carpet cleaning often involves vacuuming on a routine schedule by most homeowners and business facility custodians, be it once a day, weekly or twice a month. That’s good, but it’s not enough. Carpets need steam cleaning to provide a deeper clean. By utilizing super-heated water and a water softener to remove dirt and bacteria, no soap or harsh chemicals are required. Super-heated water breaks up dirt and grease without damaging the fibers or over-wetting your carpet. Powerful vacuums extract the dirty water, which doesn’t have time to cool, leaving your carpets clean, soft, and odor free. This kind of intense carpet cleaning should be done at least once a year, and more frequently in high traffic areas.

To ensure your carpets are steam cleaned properly, safely and effectively, hire a professional, like the professionals at Steamatic of the Twin Cities. To review their services, visit www.twincities.steamatic.com.

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