The importance of maintaining hygienic carpets

Carpets are an excellent addition to any home, providing a luxuriously soft and attractive floor surface for you and your family to enjoy. As well as minimising the risk of falls and injuries, carpets come in a vast array of styles and colours to suit individual tastes. However, carpeted floors tend to be much more difficult to clean compared to laminated, tiled, or hardwood options as they cannot simply be wiped clean. In this article, we’ve put together a list highlighting the importance of maintaining hygienic carpets, and reasons why you should enlist the help of a professional carpet cleaning service right away.

1. Hygienic carpets smell better

Whilst many carpets are specially manufactured to hide the appearance of stains and spillages, there is no way to hide the unpleasant smells that may accumulate from a lack of proper cleaning. To ensure that your carpet looks and smells great at all times, it is worth hiring a cleaner to sanitise the floor with a hot-extraction device.

hygienic carpets2. Get rid of dust mites

Dust mites are tiny creatures that love dusty conditions and live on dead skin cells. When airborne, their body fragments and excretions can exacerbate allergies in people, causing adverse reactions such as skin rashes and itchy eyes. Unfortunately, whilst vacuuming can help to deal with dust, it cannot always capture dust mites. To maintain thoroughly hygienic carpets free from unwelcome organisms, you need to invest in a deep cleaning service.

3. Heat treatment can help to eliminate mould

Allowing dirt and moisture to accumulate on your carpets can quickly lead to mould, particularly if your property is very humid. Like dust mites, carpet mould can exacerbate allergies and irritate the nose, eyes, and throat. Specialised carpet cleaning services can help ensure that your floors are as clean, dry, and mould resistant as possible.

4. Avoid indoor pollutants

Carpets can easily trap indoor pollutants including particulate matter, insect droppings, and pet dander. In fact, carpet fibres can even absorb toxic gases that could be detrimental to the long-term health of you and your family. Fortunately, maintaining hygienic carpets can help protect against adverse health effects.

5. Prolong the life of your carpet

Soiled, dirty carpets can wear out carpet fibres and ultimately shorten the lifespan of your carpet. Enlisting a cleaning service every few months, as well as vacuuming the carpet regularly, will ensure that your floors stay looking great for as long as possible.

Get in touch with Pristine Dry today

If your carpet needs a professional clean, do not hesitate to get in touch Pristine Dry today on 0435 821 187. One of our friendly team members will be happy to advise you on the best cleaning solution for fresh, hygienic carpets and answer and questions you may have.