Carpets may be a popular floor covering, but they present a host of problems. Yes, they may be warm, cosy and attractive, but they can be home to unwanted dangers which could pose their own health risks. If your carpets aren’t properly cleaned on a regular basis, you could be exposing everyone in the room to hidden dangers.
While vacuuming is an important part of regular carpet maintenance, it simply isn’t enough to make sure that your floors are contaminant-free. Here, we look at three major reasons why you should invest in professional commercial cleaning.
Mould – A Hidden Hazard
You may not immediately associate mould with your carpet, but in fact it’s an all-too-common problem. Mould is responsible for a number of respiratory issues like sore throats, blocked noses, wheezing and coughing, and for those who suffer from asthma, their symptoms can be greatly exacerbated through contact with mould spores.
Mould appears in numerous locations, but is most often discovered in kitchens and bathrooms, as well as other places where moisture and heat combine. Visible mould is usually fairly easy to eradicate, but it can sometimes go unnoticed in your carpets or underlay. A professional commercial clean can remove the mould effectively, keeping your floors spore-free.
Dust Mites – Tiny But Problematic
We’ve all heard of dust mites – the tiny insects which feed on small skin flakes in dust – however, we don’t tend to think of them living in our carpets. Unfortunately, they do.
Dust mites may not bite, but they are responsible for allergic reactions in lots of people. Eczema, asthma, flu-like symptoms and skin rashes are just some of the problems associated with dust mites. It’s very hard to eliminate these pesky creatures yourself, and while regular vacuuming will keep their numbers down, a regular professional commercial clean is essential for ensuring the dust mite population in your carpets doesn’t get out of hand.
Fungi And Bacteria – An Unhealthy Problem
Your carpets also contain numerous types of bacteria, some of which are responsible for serious health problems. Even when carpets appear clean, they can contain more than 4000 times as much bacteria as a standard toilet seat. Food particles which are transferred into carpets allows bacteria to grow and thrive, and this causes problems for your immune system. Being constantly exposed to bacteria weakens immunity and results in illnesses and diseases. A regular professional commercial clean, however, will keep carpets bacteria and fungi free, so that your rooms are hygienic and safe.
Experts suggest that your carpets undergo a full professional commercial clean at least twice annually, and more frequently in high-traffic areas. This will ensure that these three health hazards are minimised and your carpets remain hygienic.
If you’re ready to arrange a professional commercial clean, contact our experienced team today. We can make sure that your carpets are spotless and sanitised so that no bacteria, dust mites or mould will cause a health hazard.