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5 Warning signs that it might be time to call a carpet cleaning company

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When the sink is full of dirty dishes, you wash them. When your car looks dusty, you take it to the car wash, but knowing when your carpet is getting dangerously dirty is not so easy. As a leading South African carpet cleaning service, we can attest to the fact that although a carpet might look clean, a carpet cleaning company will still be able to extract a surprising amount of dirt. This is because dirt that is walked over all day tends to get embedded deep into the carpet fibres over time, making it easy to miss and tempting to ignore. Many people, whether private or corporate, see professional carpet cleaning prices as an unnecessary expense. After all, vacuuming gets rid of all the dirt, right? Wrong! Vacuuming only manages to reach the top layer of carpet fibres, meaning that deep down, the carpet is still dirty.

Here are a few warning signs that it’s time to call in the pros and have your carpets (whether home or office) deep cleaned.

Sneezing and coughing more than usual

If you’ve noticed an increase in sneezing, coughing, or allergies in general, your carpet could be the culprit. Over time, dust and dirt, pollen, dust mites and pet dander can build up and collect in your carpet. Every time someone walks across these dirty carpets, puffs of these microscopic particles are stirred into the air, dramatically lowering the air quality in your home or office, and causing allergic reactions.

There’s a funny smell

The bottom of your feet, whether you’re wearing shoes or not, are going to leave behind residues that over time will start to smell bad. It is natural for dirt, skin cells, sweat, grime and more to become absorbed into carpet fibres, but if the smell becomes noticeably stronger over time, or has a damp, musty odour, it is important to get a professional carpet cleaning service in to ascertain whether you may have a mould problem developing under your carpets. Mould, especially mould you can’t see, may not seem like an urgent problem, but it can cause serious diseases or even death for the people inhabiting the house if it is breathed in.

 

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Your carpet is looking dull

Carpets naturally undergo wear and tear over the years, but that doesn’t mean it has to show. Regular cleaning keeps the fibres clean, making colours brighter. In addition, removing dirt from carpets extends their lifespan because grains of dirt and other small debris can act as tiny blades, wearing down and cutting through the fibres over time.

 

You’ve experienced some damage to the house

If you have had a fire or flood in your house, it is extremely important to have your carpets cleaned as soon as possible afterwards. Smoke and ash residue can cause a lingering burnt smell, and extended periods of wetness provide a perfect breeding ground for mould.

 

It’s been over a year

We recommend getting a professional carpet cleaning service in at least once every 12 months. If you have children and pets, you might want to increase this to once every six months or so. Regular, professional carpet cleaning will have a huge impact on the level of cleanliness and hygiene in your home in general, but also helps your carpet to last longer and keeps it looking great.

 

It’s easy to overlook carpets, but if you ignore the need for regular cleaning, a carpet can become a breeding ground for moulds and bacteria, as well as collecting allergens, dust and dirt which can affect the health of your employees or family. To learn more about Clean Care Mobile’s professional carpet cleaning services for home and office, give us a call on 011 783 1444 or email jacqui@ccmsandton.co.za.