If your favorite carpet has started to show its age, it may be time for a professional carpet cleaning from our specialists in Schererville. Regular cleanings can help prolong the life of your carpets and keep them looking your best. Additionally, dirty carpets can be the source of unseen pollutants in your home, such as dirt or pet dander. Cleaning carpets and rugs on your own can be time-consuming to do effectively, and can even risk damaging high-quality area rugs.
According to the American Lung Association, pollutants and allergens such as dust mites, pet dander, mold spores, dirt and dust can settle into carpets over time.
Disturbing the carpet with vacuuming, renovations or even walking on the carpet can send those pollutants airborne. People with children should be especially wary, as children can be exposed by playing on the floor and putting their hands in their mouths. One way to help manage indoor pollutants is to have your carpets dry steam cleaned by a professional annually.
Carpets that have become wet are potentially at risk for mold growth. Exposure to mold growth can result in allergic reactions in sensitive individuals, including asthma attacks in those with asthma. Mold can also produce irritants which affect the eyes, skin, nose, throat and lungs of those who are exposed.
One of the best ways to avoid mold growth in carpeting is to use a dry form of cleaning. If this isn’t possible, make sure that the carpet has been thoroughly dried afterwards.
Once mold growth has occurred in a carpet, cleaning it may no longer be possible. Large areas of mold growth may need to be removed. Mold in the home can be dangerous, but our professional services in Schererville are available to deal with the damage.
To clean rugs or carpets at home, you’ll ideally want to look at the manufacturer instructions for how best to handle the mess. However, cleaning at home may not always be your best option. Large areas of carpet can be difficult to clean, and can pose a risk to particularly high-value carpeting. According to The New York Times, washing colorful, wool rugs at home can cause them to bleed their colors.
Cleaning carpets at home can also be a time-consuming process. Cleaning large carpets may involve moving heavy furniture, disrupting your entire living space. Washing rugs requires that you dry them completely, which can sometimes take as long as a couple of days. Putting damp or wet rugs back into your home can lead to mold growth or may damage the floors beneath the rug.
MasterClean in Schererville, Indiana offers comprehensive cleaning services for those parts of your home that see the most use. Carpet and upholstery cleaning services with MasterClean start with an inspection, where our professionals will take note of the space that you’d like cleaned along with any problem areas that require special attention. To get started, schedule an appointment here.