Why carpet cleaning is so important when you have children

More facts about the importance of carpet cleaning with small children

As a parent, you want to keep your children as safe as possible. You teach them to look both ways when they cross the street and to wash their hands before eating. You stick to a regular cleaning schedule, including vacuuming the carpet in your house. Unfortunately, carpets can be seriously gross if you do not invest the time and effort to ensure they are properly cleaned at least once, if not twice, per year. This is especially important when you have children because they spend so much time playing on the ground.

What is lurking in your carpets?

Women jumping on the carpet

Carpets can be home to a variety of bacteria, including e. Coli and norovirus. Every time you, your kids, or your
dog come home, you could track these germs into your house. Microbiology studies of carpets show they could have 200,000 bacteria per square inch, making carpet 4,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat. This is because carpets absorb everything and vacuuming usually recycles already dirty air.

Similarly, allergens like pollen and dust get trapped in carpet fibres. Dust mites especially love carpet because the eat skin cells we shed that remain in our homes. While allergies may not be as life, or illness threatening as bacteria, they are still difficult and uncomfortable to live with. Ensuring proper cleanliness of your carpets will help your family feel its best.

Finally, carpets are a hot spot for mould and fungus, especially when they aren’t able to dry properly after getting wet. Mould can be dangerous to inhale, as it may cause or exasperate respiratory issues like asthma and can cause infections in people with weakened immune systems.

How to keep your carpet clean

To keep a clean carpet, you should vacuum on a weekly basis. To avoid recycling the dirty air, clean your vacuum and sanitize the filters and brushes with an anti-bacterial wipe. This will help eliminate some germs and many allergens, including dust and pollen.

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to eliminate, or even fight mould, with typical home-cleaning tools. This is partial because consumer models of carpet cleaning systems are simply not as powerful as those produced for professional cleaners. Additionally, truly cleaning mould out of your home will require significant protective gear, including a mask, to avoid inhaling dangerous spores. Because of this, in order to keep your home as clean as possible, experts advise hiring professionals twice a year.

Professionals will typically subscribe to either the water extraction or the dry extraction method to carpet cleaning. The dry extraction method utilizes a dry absorbent compound to break down soil which is then vacuumed up. Water extraction is more commonly known as steam cleaning and involves pushing a solution into the carpet, then pulling
it, and dirt, back into the machine. While steam cleaning does involve some chemicals, the chemicals used are less harsh than those in the dry extraction method. Steam cleaning is often more powerful than dry extraction, which is why it is a popular choice for carpet cleaning professionals, including Fresher Carpets Cov, an award-winning
company based in Coventry.

In order to protect your children from bacterial, allergens, and mould, work with a professional carpet cleaner to make sure your home is safe.