If you have carpet in your home and you can’t quite remember the last time you had them professionally steam cleaned, then this blog is exactly what you need to read. For the next few minutes, we’re going to cover off on 5 of the most common considerations when it comes to deciding if your carpet is due for a professional steam clean.

First of all, before we get into this, it’ll be good to mention that the frequency of your professional clean will depend a lot on the number of people living in your home, whether or not you have children or pets as well as how often you vacuum your carpets.

5 reasons why it might be time for a professional carpet steam clean

Discolouration

Having discoloured carpets never looks good. Colours can become discoloured for a myriad of reasons, and none of them are good. The most common reasons for discolouration usually comes from high foot traffic areas as well as stains (food, drink, pet urine) that haven’t been properly taken care of.

Bad odours

When it comes to having a bad odour in your carpets, removing them with a professional steam clean is one of the only natural ways to do it. Bad odours can usually develop through spills, however, there are other odours that can develop from the carpets having developed mould. If this is the case, this can potentially be quite harmful to breathe in, so we recommend attending to it immediately.

Stains

As mentioned above, stains can form on our carpets for many reasons. The most common are:

  • Food
  • Drink
  • Pet urine

When a spill first happens on our carpets, the immediate response is to try and remove it. There are plenty of DIY methods out there, however, the effectiveness of them can be a little questionable. If your DIY solution hasn’t helped, then the longer you leave your stain, the harder it will be for the professionals to remove it. When it comes to any types of stain, we always recommend getting it looked at as soon as you can.

Stiff carpet fibres

Quite often when water or another liquid is spilt on our carpets, overtime the carpet fibres can clump together and become a little stiff. This is particularly common with older styles of carpet, however, it can also be apparent in modern ones. We’ve heard of a lot of customers trying to add water to try and loosen up the fibres (or they’ve even tried rubbing them profusely!). When this happens, you could be on your way to creating a new problem that doesn’t yet exist.

General hygiene

If you feel that, aesthetically speaking, your carpets are in a good place, then considering the hygienic benefits of having them steam cleaned is crucial. Our carpets collect literally millions of microscopic bacteria and germs which can’t be seen with the naked eye. Vacuuming regularly won’t get rid of them, so the only real option is to have them professionally cleaned. Depending on whether or not your have small children or pets will likely dictate your sense of urgency to clean them. If it’s not for aesthetic reasons, some people can be a little more hesitant when it comes to professional carpet cleaning, however, the benefits of doing so are second to none.

If you would like more information on our carpet cleaning services in Melbourne, we’d love for you to get in contact! We can have a chat over the phone if you try calling 0438 554 830. If you’d prefer to send an enquiry, then that can be done by clicking HERE.