In a few weeks, Christmas will have crept up on us once more, and the family will be eager to gather at your place, eager to unwrap gifts, eat a Christmas dinner, and sit cozily in front of the TV. So, why not go the extra mile this year to guarantee that the family is in a clean, fresh, and comfortable environment? Here are five reasons why you should have your carpets professionally cleaned before the holidays.
1. A secure place for dogs and children
When a carpet becomes dirty, believe it or not, the stained appearance is the least of your worries. The number of dust-mites, germs, and bacteria increases as the amount of soil and dust increases.
And, while these little house guests are normally unnoticeable to the human eye, they can be highly deadly to you, your pets, and your children. These little demons are especially troublesome for allergy sufferers and those suffering from illnesses such as asthma. Dust-mites can lay up to 80 eggs at a time, so keep their favored filthy habitat as clean as possible to keep them out.
2. Clean and unscented carpets
We want the family to feel at ease and settled when we host Christmas. This is much easier to do when the carpet is clean, soft, and smells nice. You can vacuum frequently, but carpets can absorb scents from dirt, spills, and, yes, feet over time.
The smell of damp feet on Christmas Day just doesn’t compare to the anticipation of fresh mince pies and mistletoe, which brings us to reason number three…
3. A clean environment literally lifts one’s mood.
As Christmas approaches, so does the family, full of Christmas spirit. Without a doubt, when we think of Christmas, we image ourselves sitting in a warm, pleasant environment, soaking in the perfume of the Christmas tree and candles that surround us. We don’t see ourselves sitting on a drab, dark, and unclean carpet that smells like damp feet.
In terms of enhancing employee morale and productivity, a clean house has the same effect as a clean office. With their feet resting on a bright, spongey carpet, family members may relax and feel at peace, rather than seeking for an excuse to leave early and moan about the quality of your carpet on the way home.
4. Carpets that last longer
Carpets aren’t cheap, as most of us can attest. They are, in fact, rather expensive, which is reason enough to want to get the most out of your investment and have your carpets last longer.
When you vacuum, the vacuum does not pick up all of the dirt. A lot of dirt gets tracked into the carpet, becoming trapped among the fibers and out of reach of the vacuum. This dirt immediately solidifies, leaving a layer of stiff grit beneath the carpet’s surface. This not only results in a darker, duller appearance, but it also causes damage. When the carpet is trampled on, the dirt grinds away at the deep strands, creating matting and thinning of the carpet’s fibers. As a result, having your carpets professionally cleaned every 12-18 months is a great idea.
5. Removes stains and blemishes from Christmas photos
Spillages happen, especially in a family with children and/or pets. And, while most spills are easy to clean up, there is the occasional stain that refuses to go away. Whether it’s red wine, coffee, blackcurrant, or something worse, it won’t look good in the Christmas photos taken while the kids open their gifts.
As you’ve already noticed, store-bought stain removal products aren’t always as effective as they appear. A competent specialist, on the other hand, can quickly remove even the most tenacious stains utilizing a comprehensive carpet cleaning technique and specialized carpet cleaning equipment.