Our Carpet Cleaning Service has been offered to clients throughout London and Surrey for over 10 years. Over this period of time we have worked hard to develop a system of carpet cleaning that offers excellent results. We offer this service to domestic and commercial customers. Alba Carpet Cleaning offers customers eco-friendly solutions to a variety of problems such as spillages, stains, dirty looking carpets and much more. Our services are delivered by experienced technicians who understand the cleaning process and how to bring your carpets back to their best.
Health Benefits of Carpet Cleaning
There are a variety of benefits to the whole family by having your carpets professionally cleaned on a regular basis. The first, and most obvious reason for cleaning them is that it improves the look of your carpets. It restores the carpets, gives them that shine and smooth, fluffy look they had when they were laid. In addition to improving the appearance of your carpets there are a variety of other positives to having your carpets steam cleaned.
Were you aware that carpets can hold up to 4 times their weight in dirt. That’s an incredible amount of dirt which can have a knock-on impact on the quality of your home environment and, ultimately, the health of your family. Within the depths of the fibres of your carpet you will find dust mites, pet hair,dead skin cells, dust, insects, insect feaces, insect husks, bacteria, mold, volatile organic compounds and more.
A recent study of London households found that
- 90% of people admit to spilling food on the carpet and eating it. If your carpets are dirty, just think about what you are actually putting into your stomach. Forget that five-second rule. Bacteria can live for up to four weeks in carpeting, and if there is any in yours, which there likely is, that bacteria is going to get on your food.
- 75% of people admit to walking about the carpets in their house with outdoor shoes on. This can lead to all manner of things being brought into your home from the street and trodden in to the carpet. Vacuuming alone will not always rid your carpets of that level of bacteria.
- 70% of people admit to moving furniture around to cover stains in their carpets rather than clean the stains. Spills should be cleaned immediately, to prevent stains from forming. If there are stains, stop moving your furniture around and call a professional carpet cleaning service to get rid of them.
Professional Carpet Cleaning will remove all the above nastie allergens, which trigger a response in those with allergies and respiratory problems, Carpets act like a large filter within your household. When this filter is full it stops trapping as many of these allergens as it should and they become airborne. Think how dusty homes with no carpets become. It’s a never ending problem for houses which ditch carpets in favour of hard floors. Dust, in all its forms, often swirls around the room. House dust is cited as the number one cause of allergies, and just 0.000001g of an allergen can trigger a response.
Professional Carpet Steam Cleaning or Vacuuming?
Many people believe that vacuuming their carpets is sufficient to keep a clean and healthy home. It is believed that 4 out of 10 people have never had their carpets cleaned. The benefits of having your carpets professionally steam cleaned is that it gives the carpet the deepest possible clean. This procedure, which uses hot water, simply flushes out all the dust, dirt and grime that gets deep into your carpet. By removing these from your carpet you improve the quality of your home environment. Your carpets will be able to continue to act as that giant filter which helps keeps your home clean and healthy
How often should I Clean my Carpets?
The Carpet Institute of Australia recommends having your carpets professionally cleaned every 12-18 months; however, they will need doing more often (every 6 – 12 months) if you have kids, pets or allergies.