Area rugs are one of the most walked on areas in your home. All of that heavy traffic leads to a consistent supply of dirt, a lot of wear and tear, and can ultimately lead to your area rug looking old and even create potential health hazards. To make sure your area rug is as good as new, professional cleaning is highly recommended. Unlike DIY cleanings which only take care of the surface, here are a few benefits of a professional area rug cleaning:
As particles float through the air, they eventually settle on the small fibers in carpets and rugs. Unfortunately, many of those small particles aren’t just dust—they are often harmful bacteria or allergens. As allergens collect and bacteria grows, it can lead to chronic cases of allergies and trigger asthma.
Another issue with area rugs that most people don’t think of is the amount of moisture that they retain. This is especially true if you have kids that may spill things or pets that have had an accident. Moisture gets absorbed deep into area rugs and takes a very long time to dry out. This increase in moisture leads to mold and mildew growth. A professional cleaner uses industrial grade tools that not only sanitize deep into the rug but thoroughly dry it out to eliminate mildew growth.
Professional cleanings will make your area rug last longer. As dirt and debris build up in your carpet, it starts to ruin the actual fiber itself. By using a professional cleaning service, your rug will get a thorough deep cleaning that will keep colors vibrant and increase longevity, ultimately saving you money on replacement costs.