This might seem obvious, but it’s essential to cover the basics. Carpets can hold onto allergens long after the season, causing health problems for anyone who suffers from allergies. Why? They’re made of fabric; whether synthetic or natural, they collect debris. That includes dirt, dust, and other particles. This is a problem for allergy sufferers because carpets also collect particles such as pollen or mould that can cause seasonal allergies.
And that’s just with carpet under normal use conditions! Carpeting that gets wet or suffers water damage can become a home for even more harmful forms of mould and mildew.
The main issue is carpeting will hold pollen and mould even after multiple vacuuming or cleaning cycles, unlike other fabrics like clothing or towels. These allergens can work their way deep into the carpet, making it nearly impossible to remove them.
Now, these carpet issues on their own don’t cause allergies more so than the particles or spores in the air. But they “ramp up” any reactions that you, your family, or your guests might have if they are sensitive to them. Worse, they can continue to cause problems even after allergy season, making your house residents more susceptible to winter illness and congestion.
So instead of tackling this challenge on your own, get carpet cleaning services on the phone and have them deal with it. Why? We’ll answer that, along with how they do it, so that you can manage expectations.
First, professional cleaners have the tools and expertise to rid your carpet of allergy-inducing or sickness-triggering bacteria. A simple scrub with a brush and lathered detergent won’t do. They have:
- Vacuum cleaners.
- Steam cleaners.
- Carpet cleaning detergent.
- A defoamer.
- Stain remover.
- Air scrubber.
- Carpet rake.
How Do They Use These Tools for Cleaning?
At the very least, carpet cleaning services require some steam or chemical agent to loosen and remove debris deep within the carpet fibres. Steam cleaning, also known as the hot water extraction method, has been proven to reduce allergens in the carpet. Even better, hot water can kill other problematic pests like dust mites. Most professional carpet cleaners will have a hot water extraction setup on their van.
Some allergy sufferers claim that wet-cleaning methods could cause issues since dust mites and moulds thrive in humid and warm conditions. In these cases, dry-clean methods are proposed as an alternative. However, the primary problem with steam cleaning is that it can be problematic when not done correctly.
For example, if someone doesn’t properly remove all the water from the carpet after cleaning, there could be moisture-related issues and mould regrowth. This is why they vacuum the entire surface after steaming and scrubbing.
In any case, you should probably avoid DIY methods for deep cleaning if for no other reason than improper steam cleaning can cause more harm than good. It also helps prevent issues with rental steam cleaners, which are often not cleaned properly and have been used at some of the dirtiest homes in your town.
Contact Canada Unified Services the next time your rug gives your household allergic reactions. We’ve been providing carpet cleaning services since 2014 with environmentally friendly and non-toxic cleaning products safe for families and pets. Visit our website and find out how we can help you today!