Professional Steam Cleaning Ensures A Healthy Carpet
When you buy your brand new carpet, you’ll get a guarantee that says it will last and give good service for so many years if you maintain it well. Part of taking care of your new carpet is vacuuming it several times a week, having it cleaned by professionals once or twice a year, and a few other common sense maintenance tips. Of course, the more dirt you track in and the more animals you have in your home, the more often you need to vacuum and deep clean. There are some other reasons why you should have your carpets steam cleaned professionally other than just the longevity of the rug. Let’s take a look at the health benefits of keeping your carpet clean with carpet cleaning Yorba Linda CA.
There Are Dust Mites That Can Cause Long-Term Allergies
If you were to take out a magnifying glass and look deep down into the fibers of a dirty carpet, you would find thousands of tiny dust mites. They look like microscopic crabs, they live on organic matter, fecal matter, and tracked in dirt. But what’s appalling, is their fecal matter is highly allergenic to many people. In addition to that, lots of young children develop allergies to these dust mites at a young age and then are stuck with them for life. The reason is, when young children’s immune systems are in the developmental stages they form antibodies to the irritants that they are most exposed. When you think about it, where are the children playing most of the time all day long? On the carpet.
Adults also can become allergic to dust mites, in fact, it’s one of the most common allergies that doctors diagnose in North America. Once these tiny bugs infest your carpet, they’ll also make their way into all of your upholstered furniture, beds, pet beds, and anywhere else there is food to eat. To get rid of them you’ll need a professional steam cleaning that will not only kill the mites, their eggs, and their nymphs but also eliminate their food source as well. At the same time, it would be highly recommended to clean all of the furniture and bedding in the home to start fresh.
Other Hazards Are Fleas And Ticks
If you have any animals like cats and dogs, you’re probably already familiar with fleas and ticks. Both of them can carry diseases, especially ticks, and some of their infections are long-term illnesses that have dire consequences. Right now, researchers are still studying all of the hidden problems from Lyme Disease, Southern Tick Associated Rash Infection, Babesiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and several others. Some of these diseases are now being implicated in certain types of arthritis and other unexplained problems that people are afflicted with many years after they were bitten. Fleas also can carry diseases but not quite as dangerous as ticks, that researchers have found so far.
When carpets are kept well vacuumed so that the ticks and fleas don’t have a chance to breed, there are fewer chances of an infestation. However, once you’ve been infested, and they’re crawling up your legs, it’s time to call in the professionals to deep steam clean the carpet. The hot steam kills 99.9% of all the eggs, adults, and nymphs immediately on contact. Then they’re extracted and flushed down the toilet never to be a bother again.
Call Your Professional Carpet And Upholstery Cleaner
If you have carpets and are concerned about the health of your family, you owe it to yourself and them to have your carpets professionally steam cleaned at least every six months. If you have pets, at least every three months would be appropriate to never have an issue.