Why bother having your carpet steam cleaned when you can simply pass the hoover over it a few times to pick up dirt and dust? Lots of reasons, actually. Vacuum cleaning is great, so don’t neglect it for carpeted areas, but it only helps tidy up the surface level of the carpet and not all of the gunk stuck deep down inside the piling.

Here are five benefits of professional steam cleaning to consider:

  • Safe & Environmentally Friendly

Steam cleaning is, for the most part, done with good old steam. Compared to other methods of deep cleaning for carpets and in the home which often use harsh chemicals, steam cleaning is great for the environment as well as for reducing exposure to chemical products.

Furthermore, steam is enough to get the job done safely and when used properly steam cleaning machines aren’t harmful to you or your pets. Professional steam cleaning services can get the job done for you, making it extremely safe and it also ensures that the job is done using the correct techniques.

  • Reduction in Allergens

Airborne allergens are a constant and persistent threat in the home, most often coming from the waste of dust mites which accumulate on surfaces such as carpets. One of the best ways to improve air quality and reduce allergens at their source (or at least one of the most common sources of allergens) is through thorough steam cleaning.

By encouraging an allergy-free household, the chances of chronic respiratory illnesses such as asthma can be greatly reduced. For those suffering from asthma or sensitive allergies, steam cleaning is essential.

  • Say ‘Bye-Bye’ to Dust & Mould

Can you see dust and mould in your home with the naked eye? Well, if you can, then the time to act is now. If you can’t, chances are pretty darned good you’ve got dust in the home anyway. Dust, bacteria, and other microscopic pathogens are just about everywhere, especially in carpets. Regular, routine steam cleaning helps reduce these little buggers outright with the aid of hot vapour.

Mould is a particular nuisance that can lead to all sorts of respiratory health problems, so it deserves special attention. The key to growing mould is to provide plenty of moisture and ventilation. A well-ventilated home is essential, which means that to reduce mould you need to control humidity as well. Since mould can set in rather quickly and grow under these conditions, it needs to be removed before it grows further. Steam cleaning can remove mould at its source, which you simply cannot do with an ordinary vacuum cleaner.

  • Fresh Scent – No More Pet Urine

One problem you’ll definitely notice with your olfactory senses is the pungent stink of pet pee-pee deep down in your beloved carpet. The powerful hot vapours from a steam cleaning machine can achieve deep carpet penetration which can eliminate the source of pet urine stains as well as the source of the odour.

  • Long-Term Cost Savings

The cost of hiring professional steam cleaning services pales in comparison to the cost of completely tearing out and replacing carpet well before the end of its lifespan. Allowing black mould, pet urine, allergens, bacteria and more to fester in your carpet has many consequences that go far beyond simply making the carpet look unsightly, so it’s best to take a proactive approach and keep it as clean as possible with steam cleaning services regularly.


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