Have you ever hired a carpet cleaning company? Did you know there was such a thing as a carpet cleaning service? Have you even used carpet cleaner before? Better yet, when is the last time you vacuumed?
Very important questions when you live in a home with carpets. Carpets are great things. They keep the house warm, and provide cushion for walking, laying, and falling. They provide a cozier, homier feel. But, carpets require a great deal of upkeep.
Carpets come in all shapes, sizes and varieties. In Europe, common lengths are four and five meters, in the US they are twelve and fifteen feet. When carpets are being designed, the fibers are chosen for their cost, appearance, ease of production and durability. You can get different colors, designs and piles (the length of the fiber). You have plenty of options.
Once you choose the perfect carpet for your home, and you have it installed, all the hard work is done, right? It is a very common misconception, but no, you still have to take care of it. And I hate to break it to you, but the random vacuum once a month just is not going to cut it. Carpets get gross. Trust me.
In just an hour, the average human loses around one and half million flakes of skin cells. Those skin flakes make the bulk of what is dust in our home, and the great majority become embedded in our carpets. And that negates the Five Second Rule. Put that sandwich back down, bacteria can live in your carpet for over four weeks. What else lives in your carpet? Fleas. Mature fleas love to set up shop in a carpet because they can nestle down in the dark, dry, temperate climate, waiting to pop out and feast.
So a carpet cleaning service is sounding more and more like an option, right? Well, you have a few options. Some big box stores, and actually a few super markets, will offer to rent you a carpet cleaner. It is like a big vacuum with a water tank. You run over the carpet, getting it wet, then soaping and rinsing. For what you can do on your own, it is a moderately effective way to clean your carpet. You can also buy them for yourself. They are expensive, but you can use them whenever you need to clean the skin cells out of the pile. You can also hire a professional carpet cleaning service to come in and do the job. This is really the most thorough way to do it. They have heavy duty, professional machines and detergents, a lot of the time they use some form of steam cleaning as well, and the know all the tips and tricks to getting into the nooks, crannies, and other hard to reach places.