Lurking in the fibers of your carpet are mold spores, pollen, and pounds of dirt. If you haven’t steam cleaned your carpet recently, you also have bacteria hiding in there as well. Perhaps, you also have a stain that you just can’t remove. To keep carpets looking brand-new and exceptionally clean, you need professional carpet cleaning on a regular basis. And when searching for dependable and reliable carpet cleaning companies, choose Elite Cleaning.
Elite Clean is a locally-owned and operated professional cleaning company. We provide carpet, roof, and exterior cleaning services for residential and commercial properties. Our owner, Chris Blankenship, takes a personal interest in each and every job. He handles all emails and calls and will help you with scheduling your carpet cleaning services. Located in Winston-Salem, we service the entire area, including High Point, Greensboro, Kernersville, Walkertown, Lewisville, and Clemmons.
Our carpet cleaning process will get rid of the tough stains and terrible odors in your carpeting and upholstery. Plus, our state-of-the-art equipment will kill and remove dust mites and other allergens in your rug. Additionally, our method does this without damaging your carpet fibers or leaving behind any residue. Moreover, our cleaning solution is safe for children and pets. Don’t wait another day while dirt and allergens build up in your rugs! Call us at 336-745-7685 to set up an appointment for your carpet cleaning service.
Benefits of Having Carpeting in Your Home
With an abundance of color choices and styles, carpeting is an important element in any room’s décor. Today’s carpeting is available in a wide variety of fibers, such as nylon, polyester, wool, or acrylic. Some options are better at stain resistance, while others are more durable. Manufacturers attach these materials to a backing in loops to form the pile. It’s the construction, density of fibers, twist of fibers, and length of pile that determines the different carpeting styles.
Installing carpeting in some of the rooms in your house has definite benefits. First, there’s nothing like the feel of soft carpeting underfoot. Plus, it’ll cushion the impact of falls and slips. Carpeting also lessens noise and provides insulation. Additionally, carpeting acts as an air filter, trapping dust, pollen, and other particles. Studies have shown that a properly cleaned carpet actually reduces allergy symptoms.
However, failure to routinely deep clean your carpets can expose you and your children to pollutants. As a filter, your carpet can only trap and hold so much. Routinely cleaning your carpet will remove these particles allowing your carpet to filter anew.
Are There Really Harmful Bacteria Living in My Rug?
One of the benefits of carpeting is the ability to trap indoor air contaminants. As pollutants enter your home, they settle and become trapped in your rugs. Over time, these pollutants will build up and saturate your carpeting.
In addition, germs like to hide in your carpet as well. Norovirus, Staphylococcus, and Salmonella are just some of the microbes that can settle into carpeting. Some of these pathogens can live for a day or weeks before causing illness. Moreover, mold, fungi, and dust mites embed themselves in your carpet fibers too. And if you have children, they are most likely playing on that same rug.
The only sure way to remove these contaminants is with professional carpet cleaning services. It’s estimated that steam cleaning can remove 98% of allergens, mold, dirt, and other contaminants from your upholstery and carpeting. At Elite Clean, our extraction cleaning process will remove grime, pet stains, allergens, and odors from your carpet. Plus, we never use harsh chemicals. Remember, our cleaning solution is safe for children and pets.
How a Dirty Rug Affects Indoor Air Quality
The EPA defines indoor air quality as its relation to your health and comfort. Thus, if you’re experiencing sneezing, coughing, dizziness, or fatigue when in your home, your IAQ may be poor. In the warmer months, you may not notice your symptoms as much. At these times, our homes usually have more ventilation. Also, we may be spending more time outdoors. While in the colder weather, we tend to stay indoors more, giving us more exposure to these household allergens.
Indoor air pollutants come from a number of sources. And unfortunately, we can never fully eliminate them. Dead skin cells, dust, and pollen will always be present. At best, we need to routinely clean to minimize their effects.
Over time, carpeting and upholstery will become full of these household allergens. Then each time you tread on your rug you’ll release some of the trapped particles into the air. Some studies indicate that it’s a considerable amount of pollutants you release. Once you breathe them in, you may experience an allergic reaction, asthma, or illness. However, routinely deep-cleaning your carpet and upholstery with professional cleaning services will remove these contaminants.
Doesn’t Vacuuming Clean My Carpet?
Of course, routinely vacuuming your carpet is important. On a daily basis, you track dirt in from the outside. If you have kids, they’re probably eating on your rug and dropping crumbs. Plus, it’s estimated that each person in your household will shed almost a million skin cells per day. Add a pet into the mix and that’s a lot of soil.
Certainly, regularly vacuuming removes some of the daily dirt you generate. However, vacuuming only removes surface soil. Some of the dirt will become trapped in your rug no matter how many times you vacuum. As you walk on your carpeting, dirt and debris become enmeshed in your rug. Moreover, this grime and soil become more entangled the longer you neglect to vacuum. Then this trapped dirt acts like sandpaper. Over time, it grinds away at the carpet fibers, wearing them down.
Unfortunately, until you steam clean your rug, the dirt that’s settled into the fibers of your carpet will stay there. Additionally, vacuuming won’t remove stains or odors. Also, vacuuming can’t remove all those nasty little dust mites and germs living in your rug. The only cleaning method that can remove 98% of common allergens from your carpets is through steam cleaning.
Are Vacuums with a HEPA Filter Better?
If someone in your household suffers from allergies, you may be considering purchasing a vacuum with a HEPA filter. High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters trap 99.97% of particle pollution 0.3 microns or larger. While vacuuming with a HEPA filter can provide some relief, it’s only a partial solution.
Generally, a HEPA filter vacuum will pick up more allergens than a regular vacuum. However, HEPA filters cannot trap viruses and some bacteria which are smaller than 0.3 microns. Moreover, if you don’t change your filter regularly, microorganisms collect on the filter and multiply. Thus, the next time you vacuum, you’ll be releasing pollutants into the air. Furthermore, HEPA vacuums cannot remove stains or odors in your upholstery or carpeting.
Only a professional carpet cleaning service provides the depth of cleaning you need. Commercial-grade steam cleaners take hot water mixed with a specialized cleaning solution to penetrate clean into your carpeting. Then, with a powerful extraction process, technicians remove dirt, pet stains, allergens and odors from the carpet fibers. Leaving you with a beautiful and clean carpet.
Furthermore, most carpet manufacturers require regular cleaning by a professional for protection on their warranty. Failure to follow the recommended cleaning schedule can void your protection. While cleaning with a HEPA vacuum is effective, it doesn’t take the place of professional carpet cleaning services.
Can’t I Just Rent Carpet Steam Cleaning Equipment?
Carpet cleaning equipment is available to rent in many places. In fact, home improvement stores have many different makes and models from which to choose. And, many people do indeed rent these machines to clean their carpeting. But is it a worthy investment to clean your carpets yourself?
First, add the cost of renting the equipment, purchasing the cleaner, and the time you take to do the job. You may find little price difference between doing it yourself or hiring a professional. Moreover, a professional has done the job thousands of times and knows exactly how to get the job done. However, you’ll need time to figure out how to properly use the equipment.
In addition, many people rent these machines, so they undergo a lot of wear and tear. Often, this makes them more likely to break down. Moreover, if you’re unfamiliar with the proper use of the equipment, you run the risk of oversaturating your carpet. A wetter carpet will take longer to dry. Additionally, it can lead to mold growth. And using too much cleaner will leave a residue that will attract dirt. In a few weeks, your carpet can look worse than before your cleaning.
Whereas, professional carpet cleaning services have equipment that is much more powerful than anything you can rent. More powerful equipment means the removal of more dirt and pollutants from your carpeting. Furthermore, professionals know and understand the difference in carpet fiber materials and how to clean them. A professional cleaning company will know exactly how to provide a deep clean while protecting your investment. Not knowing the difference in materials can result in a ruined carpet.
How Often Do I Need to Get My Carpet Cleaned?
Unfortunately, most of us probably don’t get our rugs cleaned as often as we should. Generally, most manufacturers recommend professional carpet cleaning every 12-18 months. However, this time frame is based on the number of people in your household and whether you have pets. Typically, more people and pets add up to more dirt. And while you love your pets, it can be extremely hard to remove pet odor. Their smell can easily settle into upholstery and carpet.
It’s estimated that the average person sheds more than 8 pounds of dead skin per year. That’s just for one person. More people in your household or the presence of a pet only add more dirt. Furthermore, you’ll find pet dander in homes even without a pet. First, animal dander is very small. This allows it to remain suspended in the air for a very long time. Also, animal dander has a shape that sticks easily to most surfaces. The combination of size and shape lets it easily gain entrance into your home.
Chose Professional Carpet Cleaning for the Best Results
When you realize how much dirt your carpet traps, you understand the need for regular cleaning. Moreover, considering all the benefits of professional carpet cleaning, it makes sense to hire an expert. And when searching for one of the best cleaning services in the Piedmont Triad area, choose Elite Clean.
Our professional carpet cleaners have the expertise, experience, and equipment necessary to get your carpet immaculately clean. You’ll be amazed at the amount of dirt and grime we’ll remove with our deep cleaning method. Not only will your carpet look great, but it will smell fresh too.
And right now, we’ve got a special running. For only $119, you can get 3 rooms professionally cleaned. Or for only $199, we’ll steam clean carpeting in up to 5 rooms in your home. Call us today at 336-745-7685 to set up your appointment. When it comes to cleaning your home, doesn’t your family deserve professional rug cleaning from Elite Clean?