Floor Cleaning Tips | 3 Things You Need to Know Before Scheduling a Professional Floor Cleaning
Three things you need to know before scheduling a professional floor cleaning.
Part of the joy of hiring a professional floor cleaner includes having someone else do the dirty work; take these pro-active steps to help assure you get the cleanest carpet possible.
Your carpet cleaner may offer a discount for focusing on high foot traffic areas or cleaning an empty room. On the other hand, you may want to ensure your carpet is spotless from wall to wall. Some companies charge a fee for moving furniture, and others won’t move your furniture at all, so ask about furniture when making a floor cleaning appointment.
Floor lamps, wastebaskets, toys, and clothing or shoes should all have moved out of the area that requires cleaning. Another good idea is to lift and secure things like bedspreads, drapes or dust ruffles with a clothespin freeing up the floor.
As the carpet dries after being deep cleaned, it can sometimes wick up dirt that was too deep to reach from the base of the carpet to its surface. Vacuuming when the carpet is completely dry removes this last bit of dirt and ensures your carpet lasts even longer until its next deep floor cleaning.
Vacuuming soon after the carpet is dry restores the collection to its plump, fully fluffed state, giving you better-looking, softer carpet to walk on.
Benefits of Floor Cleaning
Carpets act as air filters trapping debris, dirt, and dust particles within the carpet fibers. If left unchecked, then the soil can become a breeding ground for bacteria, with the associated odors. Unclean carpets really can be detrimental to your health. So, it makes absolute sense to have them cleaned regularly.
Many microscopic bugs can take refuge in carpets. Small areas of unclean carpet can harbor thousands of dust mites and many other little creatures, such as flees. Dust mites can have a detrimental effect on asthmatics while fleas lay eggs in carpets, which often result in, flea infestations. Thorough floor cleaning and proper treatment can eradicate this problem.
Did you know that each year, hundreds of thousands of people and businesses go without having their floors cleaned? What are the consequences of not having a clean carpet? Dirt, debris, and dust collect in and underneath the carpet, making it dingy and potentially a health hazard. Furthermore, having the carpet cleaned will prolong it and will leave you with a fresh carpet for many months to come.