Carpet Cleaning – Sydney Wide
Our Carpet Cleaning Service in Sydney is now more than 25 years old and still going strong. Our repeat and referral customers confirm that we are doing a great job. We have a very specific 7 stage restoration process.
- Inspection & Analysis
- Moving of Furniture & Contents
- Vacuum Carpets
- Specialised Stain Treatment
- Carpet Cleaning
- Sanitisation & Dust Mite Treatment of Carpets
- Grooming of the Carpet Pile
Carpets are popular floor coverings, especially in bedrooms and lounge rooms, where we appreciate their soft, warm feel. However, we also would like our homes to be clean and healthy and often think the two can’t go together. Here we want to think about what you can do to have your cake and eat it, i.e. have carpets and have a healthy home.
Why Do You Need to Have Carpets Cleaned regularly?
Normal everyday living can leave its mark on your carpets. Repeated walking over them will leave start showing, especially in those areas with the most traffic. We might scatter crumbs or accidentally spill something on our carpets. We might have mud on our shoes which we carry on the carpets. Our cat or dog might have a little “accident”.
These are just the type of things which we can see, but there is more that is invisible to the naked eye. There are dead skin cells and hairs, both human and animal, insect faeces, insect husks, bacteria, mould spores and a lot of other nasties. They will cling to the fibres of every carpet. It has been claimed that carpets can hold up to four times their weight in dirt. Apart from not being very hygienic, the dirt in our carpets is also an ideal living condition for dust mites.
These facts are quite unsettling, considering that many environmental allergies can be exacerbated or even caused by dust mites. We can’t avoid dust mites, they are always present in our homes. It is not the actual mites though that are the problem, dust mite allergens are their faecal matter or fragments of dead dust mites. These are the trigger for a dust mite related respiratory reaction.
It has often been claimed that one of the best ways to avoid exposure to dust mite allergens is to replace carpets with tiled or wooden flooring. However, this is only partially true. Dust mite allergens are not a problem if they are trapped within the carpet pile. They only become an issue when they are airborne and we breath them in. Research by the German Allergy and Asthma Society (DAAB) has shown that carpets can reduce the exposure to airborne dust allergens, because carpets – unlike hard flooring – bind dust and do not release it into the air. With hard flooring the concentration of fine airborne dust reached an average of 62.9 particulates (µg/m3). The European Safe Limit Standard is 50 particulates (µg/m3). With carpets though, the concentration was only 30.4 particulates (µg/m3), less than half of the rate reached with hard flooring. So, don’t throw your carpets out just yet!
For carpets to be able to bind dust, they need a bit of TLC though. Carpets should be vacuumed regularly, once or twice per week. To do this effectively, your vacuum cleaner should be in good working order and have a fine filter system. Your carpets should be professionally cleaned at least every 12 months, but may require more often cleaning if you have kids, pets or allergies.
What Makes Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning so Special?
Quality customer service from start to finish. From the first phone call to our technician arriving onsite to any further concerns that you may have. We want to make sure that you are happy with our carpet cleaning service.
Rapid drying carpets. With carbonated low moisture carpet cleaning, we aim to get the carpets dry within a couple of hours. This means that you can use rooms very quickly again with limited disruption. This feature is very popular with our Commercial Cleaning Customers.
Dedicated stain removal for a very wide range of stains. You may have blood, oil, grease, lipstick, tar, pet accidents and more. We will have the stains covered.
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Sources and Further Reading:
‘Indoor Air Quality’, Carpet Institute of Australia Limited. URL: http://www.carpetinstitute.com.au/residential/health-and-environment/ [last accessed 22 Oct. 2016]
‘Allergens in the Home’, Carpet Institute of Australia Limited. URL: http://www.carpetinstitute.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/allergens.pdf [last accessed 22 Oct. 2016]
Andreas Winkins, ‘Wall-to-Wall Carpeting is Better’, ALLERGIE Konkret, No.2 (2005), pp.16-18. Available at URL: http://www.carpetinstitute.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/wall-to-wall-carpeting-is-better.pdf [last accessed 22 Oct. 2016]