What’s lurking within your carpets?

VacumesmVacuum it now and then and you’re good to go?

Well unfortunately, it’s not that simple.

After a snowy New York winter, your carpets have taken a beating. Dirt, dust and salt all accumulate within your carpet and get worked into the fibers, causing excess wear, reduced lifespan and the costly need to replace them sooner. Dirty carpets can also lead to poor sanitary conditions, odors and visual stains that are simply bad for business. Although vacuuming needs to be done regularly, a professional deep clean of your carpets should also be part of your routine maintenance cycle.

Here is a list of some problem items that need to be removed from your carpet to get the longest life:
Dirt, Dust, Sand, etc.

The average U.S. home accumulates up to 40 lbs. of dust per year, with office settings potentially producing more. Vacuuming only eliminates about 85% of the dirt and soil found in your carpet, so make sure your carpets are deep cleaned for best protection.

Food and Drinks

Although you have most likely provided an area for lunch dining, employees do still eat at their desks. Food particles and drink spills introduce new unwanted elements into your carpets. Not only can these elements stain and make your carpet unsightly, but they can also lead to odors and bacteria growth if not addressed.

Mold, Mildew, and Other Germs

Your carpet could be harboring pathogens and bacteria like mold, mildew, salmonella, E. coli, staphylococcus, norovirus, and more, and you might not even realize it.  Mold and mildew can form underneath your carpet and pathogens can exist within uncleaned carpets for several weeks. The best way to prevent these problems in your workspace is by deep cleaning your carpets.

Outside Chemicals

In the winter, rock salt and ice melt gets mixed and tracked inside your home or business. People are totally oblivious to the different chemicals that get stuck to their shoes and these chemicals can get embedded into and damage your carpets.

Skin Flakes

The average person sheds about 1 million skin flakes a day? Unpleasant to think about but it’s even worse when you consider that much of it ends up in your carpet.

Bugs

Microscopic bugs, dust mites and fleas can exist in your carpets. They feed on the skin flakes and dander dust. You can’t always see them but your carpet could be home to many many bugs. Dust mites are known to cause allergies via their waste, so it’s important you keep your carpets clean during allergy season and beyond.

Vacuuming your carpets is a great start, but to fully protect them, having carpets professionally deep cleaned regularly is an excellent way to extend the life of your carpet, prevent allergies and sickness before they emerge.

With winter finally ending it’s the perfect time remove any salt stains and dirt that got tracked in during the winter and rid your carpet of any potential allergens.

For more information about our nightly vacuuming and deep carpet cleaning services call us at 212 545-8312 or get a free estimate.

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