Carpet can look clean but be very dirty!
The carpet in your home is a trap for dust, pollen, dust mites, and if you have pets a great deal more nasty little critters. Carpet cleaning takes more than occasional spot scrubbing and daily vacuuming. A carpet needs a good deep cleaning at least twice a year according to the EPA. Homes with pets or lots of traffic should be deep cleaned more often. Deep cleaning a carpet does more than remove the nasty dirt and allergens, it prolongs the life of the carpet by removing the debris that causes the pile to collapse and stick to itself.
Indoor carpeting that gets moderate traffic is significantly dirtier than a city street. Even a freshly vacuumed area still holds pounds of dirt in the pile of the carpet. A deep cleaning around flu season as part of your bi-annual cleaning schedule is a great idea because the flu virus can survive on the bottom of a shoe for as long at three hours. That means that if you step on spit (gross, we know) a few hours before walking on your carpet, then play on even a freshly vacuumed carpet with your pet or child the virus will have a chance to reach your entire home. (This is why many people forbid shoes on carpet.) Whatever your philosophy about shoes indoors, a deep carpet cleaning and steaming is a great way to get rid of the nastiness below your families' feet.
Professional carpet cleaning
Aside from twice yearly deep cleanings, a deep professional cleaning should be done as part of a flood cleanup as well. Depending on where the flood water came from, your carpet may have pathogens after a flood that can later get your family sick. Even if the water is from the tap, it needs to be cleaned and professionally dried to prevent mold growth.
Carpets feel great beneath your feet and make a room look cozy and welcoming. If taken care of they pose no threat at all to your health.
Contact CCS Restoration today to schedule a deep carpet cleaning, or for any other home remediation need. No job is too small or big, we can pump and dry a wet basement, and take care of any of your emergency home needs so you do not have to worry about a thing. You can also schedule regular maintenance to keep your home looking nice year round.