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Vacuuming Is Not Enough! 5 Reasons To Hire A Professional

It’s a misconception that you can forgo professional carpet cleaning if you vacuum often enough. Undoubtedly, vacuuming is an important part of carpet maintenance and should be done several times a week. However, it falls short of truly cleaning your carpets. Here are five reasons you need more than a vacuum to get the job done.

  1. Vacuums don’t go beneath the surface
    Carpets improve indoor air quality by trapping dead skin cells, pet dander, pollen and other allergens. Once these microscopic particles are embedded in the carpet fibres, however, even a powerful vacuum is incapable of sucking them up. As these particles accumulate, they attract dust mites and bacteria which are also too small for a vacuum to pick up.

  2. Vacuums don’t remove stains
    Spills happen in every household, but a vacuum does little to remove liquids and stains from your carpet. With this discolouration comes the risk of lingering odours, harmful bacteria and mould. There are several home remedies to deal with unwanted marks, but removing tough stains requires a combination of hot water and specialized detergent used by professional carpet cleaners.

  3. Vacuums don’t prevent mould
    A vacuum doesn’t absorb moisture which means it can’t eliminate dampness from your carpet and prevent mould. If mould does begin to grow within the carpet fibres, these microscopic particles are too small to be picked up by a vacuum. Indoor mould exposure can cause a range of allergy symptoms, including throat and eye irritation and respiratory issues.

  4. Vacuums don’t remove odours
    A vacuum can’t remove stains, mould or bacteria, which means it also has no effect on the odours these contaminants emit. A spritz of deodorizing spray or a sprinkle of baking soda on your carpet can mask unpleasant smells, but these are temporary solutions. A deep clean is necessary to fully remove lingering odours at their source.

  5. Vacuums don’t revitalize your carpets
    Since a vacuum can’t remove stains or odours, it’ll never make your carpet look as good as new. A vacuum also leaves behind many of the particles that, over time, wear out and damage carpet fibres. By contrast, a deep clean will refresh and restore your carpet by removing all stains, odours and grime.

Hire A Local Professional Cleaning Service 

A carpet should be professionally cleaned at least once a year to improve the air quality in your home, help maintain your family’s health and keep your carpet looking pristine. Carpets in high-traffic rooms and households with pets or children will require more frequent professional cleaning. Pointe-Claire Carpet Cleaning also offers couch, vehicle and mattress cleaning services. To schedule an appointment, contact us today.


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