Carpets are a great investment to any home. High quality carpets are not only a beautiful accessory to your room’s design, but they will last far longer then low quality carpets will. When you are looking to make the carpets last however, maintenance and care is still essential. Routine vacuuming, immediately treating spills, and getting the carpets professionally deep cleaned one to two times a year is the gist, but there are plenty other fine details that better contribute to the overall care and maintenance of your carpets. Today, we at Heart of Texas Chem-Dry would like to share what happens to neglected carpets that are not properly cared for or maintained.
Why Dirty Carpet is Bad for You
Substance Residue Buildup on Carpet: Dead skin cells, shed hair, shed pet fur and pet dander, along with dirt, food particles, beverage residues, and so much more are all examples of common substances that buildup in carpet. As these contaminates, particles, and allergens trapped in the fiber continue to accumulate that carpets appear dingy and matted, among other unsightly characteristics.
Carpet Smells & Odors: Odors are highly likely going to get stronger as they are attached to many of the substances commonly found in the fibers. The smells are often food and drink spills that were not properly cleaned up, same as pet accidents, and other such developing odors that evolve unnoticed until they become overwhelming, where the stench assaults nasal passages.
Carpet Beetle & Pest Infestation: There are a plethora of insects that embed themselves in carpets. Carpet beetles, dust mites, bed bugs, even ticks and fleas will detach from a host to lay their eggs. With many different types of insects easily infesting carpets, the more they are neglected, the higher the risk. The insects and micro-organisms use carpet as their ecu-systems they reproduce, die, and eat the resources in the carpets.
Mildew & Mold Growth on Carpets: Mold spores and mildew among other gross organisms are frequently can find their way into your carpets from quite a few scenarios. Seeing the mold and mildew growth into the surface is not only repulsive but it can raise some serious health concerns. Not only seeing the microbe growth on the surface be serious but the carpets, padding, subfloor, baseboards, and even the walls can be an issue. Controlling the moisture and ensuring spills are cleaned and the carpets are maintained prevents such growth.
Germs, Bacteria & Viruses on Carpet: Being contaminated with germs, viruses, and bacteria, carpets can easily be harboring these threats. In fact, in a study, it shows there are up to 200,000 of bacterium per square inch can be found in dirty carpets, with E.Coli or Salmonella being among them, which are health risks. Regular vacuuming can keep most of these germs, viruses, and bacteria, at bay.
Faded Carpet Colors & Matted Textures: Many homeowners often select carpeting according to color and texture to be cohesive with their furniture, décor, and/or color of the walls. Constant dirt and debris, substance spills and other such residues make the colors fade and dull. The textures are also impacted as they lose their softness and become coarse and/or matted.
Shortened Carpet Lifespan: The manufacturers will project the lifespan of the carpet based on the quality and with the understanding homeowners follow the recommended care and maintenance plan. Even neglecting the vacuuming can shorten the lifespan. The better you take care of the carpets, the longer they last.
Appearance of Filthy Home: Even when the home is otherwise immaculate, unkept carpets immediately drop the presentation and give the impression of a filthy, unsanitary home.
Carpet Cleaning, Stain Removal & More in Waco, Dallas, Harker Heights, Cedar Park, Allen & the State of Texas
Ensure you vacuum your carpets as often as possible and once or twice a year, invest in professional carpet cleaning with Heart of Texas Chem-Dry to better preserve your carpets look, condition, and longevity. Contact us today!