Dirty carpets? 7 signs of trouble ahead

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Are your carpets really clean? 7 tell-tale signs of trouble you might not have spotted.

You take pride in your home, and vacuum your carpets regularly. You think they’re deep-down clean. But unfortunately, that might not be the case.

Here are 7 signs of trouble you might not be aware of. Professional cleaning removes dirt and debris that your vacuum cleaner can’t: it’s a great investment in the long life of your carpet and the fresh, bright appearance of your home.

1. Deep down dirt

Regular vacuuming removes surface marks, but not dirt that’s trapped in your carpet’s fibres. Lurking out of sight – and out of reach of your vacuum cleaner – you’ll find allergens like pollen, dust mite droppings, human and pet hair, dead skin flakes, food and other debris. Because modern carpets are densely woven, reaching deep down is vital to remove them – and leaving them there can cause your carpet to look dull and smell stale. Dirt can also be abrasive and damages the carpet over time, causing it to wear out more quickly.

2. Carpet odour

Everyone wants their home or place of work to smell fresh and appealing – and stay hygienic too. But in a lively family environment or busy office, accidents and spills will occur, and unfortunately, some of them can smell pretty nasty. Before you know it, your carpet’s a source of unpleasant odours – and when carpets get damp, the result can be mildew and mustiness. Professional deep cleaning washes the carpet fibres thoroughly, then powerful professional water extraction leaves them looking and smelling fresh long-term.

3. Pet accidents

All pet owners know that accidents happen and sometimes the odours can linger. That’s how even the best-loved pets can have a detrimental impact on the environment in your home. But happy pets need happy owners, and deep down professional cleaning by professional cleaners puts a smile on any animal lover’s face by removing the traces of pet accidents, whether recent or long standing.

4. Dried stains

When a stain has been in the carpet for a while and really dried in, it can be tough to remove it. Some long-lasting marks, such as those from dog urine, can even have a bleaching effect that makes it impossible to restore the carpet’s original colour. Tackling dried-in stains is tough, but professional carpet cleaners have the skill and know-how to get to grips with old marks, smells and stains, and return carpets to a pristine condition.

5. Allergens

Allergies are on the rise, particularly among children, and it’s important to keep problems at bay to protect your family. Carpets are known for acting like an air filter, trapping dust mite droppings, flakes of dead skin, pet allergens, mould and pollen – which can lead to allergies or asthma symptoms affecting family members. Regular professional cleaning cuts these right down and can help reduce symptoms of allergy and avoid more problems in the future.

6. Bacteria

Bacteria abound in the fibres of your carpet. It isn’t a very nice thought – particularly as you make the effort to clean regularly – but dust mites are invisible to the naked eye, and their droppings, along with shed skin (which is the mites’ favourite food), allergens, dust and moisture, can create the perfect breeding ground for bacteria to grow and thrive. That’s how real troublemakers such as E coli, campylobacter, salmonella and listeria can all be present in the fibres of your carpet. Regular deep cleaning can make a healthy difference, reaching deep into your carpet and getting rid of nasties like these, leaving a safer, healthier environment.

7. Insects and microscopic bugs

Unbeknownst to you, a number of insects and bugs could be on safari in your carpet. For them, the dirt and debris they find is food, and silverfish, carpet beetles, dust mites and cheese mites are just a few of the types of insects which can set up home. Regular deep cleaning by professional carpet cleaner every 6-12 months provides protection and prevents this unwanted wildlife from becoming a problem.

Carpet Bright UK is the most recommended carpet cleaning London company that you can trust. Our effective cleaning solutions give a new lease of life to your valuable investments and keep your living or office space bright and deep down clean.

As professional carpet cleaners, we guarantee that you’ll never to offered any service you don’t need, and that the price we quote is the price you’ll pay, with no surprise increases or hidden extras. Call our team today for your free estimate – we look forward to hearing from you.