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Carpet Cleaning: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Updated: Mar 3, 2023

Dirt, bacteria, germs, and mold accumulate on the carpets. A carpet can absorb four times its weight in dirt and houses more bacteria than your toilet. In many ways, it is just like a sponge for all of the dirt. Basically, dirt is getting tracked in from a bunch of different sources, like skin and hair, shed animal dander, spilled liquids, foods, and other substances, as well as pollution from things inside the house like dirt from floors, clothes, and walls.

We then have mold where if you live in a humid climate or your home or business is carpeted in high moisture-containing rooms like the kitchen or bathroom, your carpet can be even more susceptible to mold. It thrives on carpet fibers. Salmonella, staph, E.Coli, Campylobacter, Norovirus, Micrococcus, Enterococci, and MRSA, all strains that can cause fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and, in immunocompromised patients, even death.

Some tips would be vacuuming once a week and as well as dealing with spills and stains as soon as possible so that the substance doesn't embed itself into the fibers of the carpet.

However, vacuums don't have the ability to remove deep-seated contaminants like bugs, bacteria, and mold spores. To keep your household safe and extend the life of your carpet, it's best to have a deep cleaning with a professional cleaner at least twice a year. If the results of a vacuum seem insufficient, make sure you're going slow and repeatedly covering the same ground and be careful of your movements near decorative items and in tight spaces such as near furniture, wires and along the edges of carpets. Also another quick tip is if stains seem difficult to remove, put a few cups of baking soda over the affected area and let it sit.

For liquid stains, you should blot. Spray a small amount of vinegar-water mixture on an unseen area to prevent color bleeding or texture damage. In the event that the mixture doesn't work, find a stain removal product suitable for the material you are dealing with, and blot away the liquid.

The cleaner should be used after using a hard surface to remove solid substances (do not smear or rub the stain). Mixing chemicals can create toxicity and damage your carpet, so stay away from mixing stain removal products.

Whether you're in need of carpet cleaning, floor detailing or regular deep cleaning for your office or event space cleaning services in Vancouver, Top Notch Cleans can offer you commercial cleaning help in Vancouver. and keep your space carpet mold and bacteria free.


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