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11 Reasons to Hire a Professional Rug Cleaner

Coming home to a dirty carpet or filthy rug each night is always a downer. Dirty carpets not only look bad but they may also smell bad. They harbor dirt, dust, mold, and bacteria, which become airborne every time anyone walks on them. This may result in your family getting sick after inhaling spores and microbes that cause disease.

Our cleaning technicians at Sunbird Carpet Cleaning Glen Cove know how to clean your rugs and carpets, and do professional cleaning of your upholstery as well. We do it quickly and efficiently. Professional cleaning services can impact your health positively in many ways. It's possible to feel assured that the dirt and dust in your carpets has been removed and take breaths of much fresher air in your home within minutes of having this service done.

Below are 11 different reasons why a rug cleaning specialist really is your best solution. You may find after reading them that there were quite a few new things you didn't know. Some of them are mind-staggering and may help you decide it's time to hire a professional rug cleaner.

Reasons to Hire a Professional Rug Cleaner
Reasons to Hire a Professional Rug Cleaner
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#1 A professional rug cleaning specialist will remove all the deep dirt and dust

Over time, deep dirt and dust accumulate on every rug. Their elimination is very important and it's a maintenance problem that a rug cleaning specialist can help with. A dirty floor covering creates an unhygienic situation in your home. It affects the quality of your indoor air.

You can think of your rug as a filter that accumulates dirt and dust. Day by day your "filter" is accumulating more dirt and dust until it gets to the point where it can no longer accept any more particles. In the meantime, this doesn't mean the rest of your house is unaffected. The dirt and dust also accumulates on your furniture and in your air ducts.

As little as twice a year may be all it takes to prevent this from happening when this is done right. Our professional cleaning technicians have commercial truck-mounted equipment that can extract the dirt and dust that you wouldn't be able to remove on your own. With over 15 years of experience, we know where the dust and dirt are lurking - places that the average person would miss - as well as have the ability to suction out more dirt than home carpet cleaners.

#2 A professional rug cleaner will eliminate allergens and bacteria

Rugs can harbor allergens and bacteria. You need to hire a professional rug cleaner for allergen and bacteria elimination to get it removed fully and properly. The hot water from our professional truck to equipment gets as hot as 250 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a lot hotter than the water that comes out of your tap. The temperature of the water is enough to kill bacteria that is deep inside your carpet.

The superior suction on our truck's vacuum then removes the allergens and bacteria more deeply and thoroughly than diy rug cleaners. As the water flows through the carpet fibers into the waste container, it pulls the bacteria and allergens out with the rinse. And since the carpet is a lot drier with our equipment, this cuts down on any bacterial growth.

One study found that it took 10 vacuuming cycles to remove most of the dust in a carpet. One vacuuming cycle was 5 minutes vacuuming for every 2 foot by 2 foot section of carpet. It took 60 vacuuming cycles to remove 90% of the embedded dust from the carpet.

Another study found that about 50% of the fungi, dust mites, and dust allergens were removed from carpeting when four passes of the vacuum moving at a rate of 21.65 inches/second were made on a carpet. This was published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene in 2014.

#3 A professional rug cleaner will have the right equipment to clean your rugs effectively

Having the right equipment is the key to a quality result, and a professional always has it and knows how to use it effectively. Professional truck to equipment has the ability to strongly suck up dirt greater than any type of do-it-yourself carpet cleaning machines you can buy. The stubborn stains on rugs and dirt succumb to this "reverse tornado" honing its tip directly into your carpet.

This superior sucking power picks up all the water that was used in the process as well, taking far less time for your carpet to dry. And since the carpet is a lot drier with our professional equipment, this cuts down on any bacterial growth. The right equipment also includes specialized detergents, pre-treatment chemicals, stain removers, and sealants.

#4 A professional rug cleaner has experience in dealing with tough stains on rugs

If you've ever tried to deal with your own carpets, you know full well that the difficulty of removing tough stains on rugs like another reason to go to a professional rug cleaning specialist. Think about stains such as pet stains or food stains on rugs you've had in the past. How difficult has it been to continually treat a bad stain even up to 10 times and yet you can still see a faint color change in your carpet?

A professional carpet cleaner is well versed - and experienced in treating thousands of stains on rugs. Nothing is daunting to him.

#5 A professional rug cleaning specialist will eliminate pet odor from your rugs

For those who have pets, pet odor is probably one of the main reasons why you will want to give us a call at Hippo Carpet Cleaning. The odor attracts the pet to repeat his "mistake" and must be removed. Professional odor removers are significantly stronger than what you can buy at the store. They are like enzymatic cleaners on steroids. They're part of a professional carpet cleaner's arsenal.

And there's something else you may have considered. Why is it that real estate professionals tell their clients to make sure that all pets are not in any pictures of the home? It's because everyone knows if there is a pet in the home, there are going to be stains on rugs. The new home buyer will scrutinize the home with a close eye looking for those stains on rugs.

#6 A Processional's rug cleaning approach to work is always Eco-Friendly Cleaning

Not only does the EPA know that molds and dust in the home are harmful, but they also want people to know that some cleaning solutions for stains on rugs and care for your rugs can be a problem. You may not know that the EPA set up safety recommendations so no one would be harmed by chemicals used in their home environment. A professional understands all these safety regulations, and what are the best yet most effective solutions to use so there is no harm to the environment and families.

#7 A professional rug cleaner will make restoration of your rug appearance

Do-it-yourself rug and carpet cleaning only temporarily restores your rug appearance. It might last three days or even a week and then the previous stains mysteriously appear. However, professional cleaning can restore the original appearance of rugs. This ends up making a home look more inviting. Plus, it's easier to make a better impression when you try to sell your home when your rugs look brand new.

#8 A professional rug cleaner will save you time

Hiring a professional rug cleaner is much better for time-saving compared to the DIY approach. To do a good job at carpet cleaning involves several steps:

  1. Moving furniture out of the way
  2. Pre-treatment
  3. Filling and emptying the tanks
  4. Doing the cleaning and rinsing
  5. Fabric protection
  6. Putting the furniture back where it should be

Many people doing this job themselves will tend to skip steps to save time. They compromise on their standards. A professional rug cleaner won't do this. He has streamlined the process to make it look effortless but in reality, it's not!

Consider the steps if it's a valued antique rug that you want to clean. Cleaning it simply takes too long! The steps that some people use are:

  1. Vacuum the rug on both sides.
  2. Mix dish soap with water.
  3. Take a brush with hard bristles and dip it into the soap-mix combination.
  4. On your hands and knees, brush the entire rug.
  5. Rinse out all the soap from the rug. You may have to get into the bathtub to do this. Squeeze out excess water.
  6. Let the rug dry.
  7. Flip it over and let the back dry.
  8. Flip it over and vacuum one more time.

Not only does this take far too long, but it can be hard on your knees, hand muscles for the squeezing, and your back. Not everyone can do this! Get the professionals rug cleaners from Sunbird Carpet Cleaning Glen Cove. Not only will you be thrilled with their work, but it saves you a learning curve of hundreds of hours trying to figure out how to be as good as they are at this task.

#9 A professional rug cleaner knows how to proper handle any delicate type rugs

Let's say you decide to clean your rug on your own. It's your pride and joy and you know you'll baby this delicate type rug. Are you sure that what you're using on the rug or the tools you are using are not too harsh?

Hiring a professional rug cleaner for delicate type rugs is best because he knows how to deal with them best than anyone. He won't use the method mentioned in #8 to clean the valuable rug. If he did, he would risk leaving a lot of dirt in the rug. Instead, he'll use a method that is a lot faster and more effective.

#10 A professional rug cleaner will be able to give you advice on how to care for your rugs

A professional knows the fullness of the problems with different types of carpets. He can give invaluable advice on the further operation and care of the rug. This could include how to remove different stains, how to freshen the rug for a family reunion, protecting the fibers from wear and tear, and a cleaning schedule. Do you really have all the time to begin all the studying that goes into the subject?

#11 Professional cleaning of your upholstery, rugs, and carpets saves you money in the long run

The bottom line is that the results of a cleaning job done by a professional will be more favorable for carpet/rug wear and "life" than DIY solutions. Your furniture, carpet, and rugs will last for 10 to 15 years instead of 4 to 5. This saves you money on the replacement of them than if you used DIY cleaning methods.

How professional cleaning services can impact health issues

The beauty of your home and its longevity are important considerations for why professional carpet cleaning services is an excellent choice for how to solve the dirt and dust in your carpets. But there's another thing to consider: what about the health of your family members living there? How would you feel if your children's allergies or asthma improved in the next six months, and your wife's headaches became far and few between just because you made the decision to do the carpet cleaning the best way?

There are other ways health could be impacted positively with professional cleaning services:

  1. Those who have allergy symptoms have fewer allergens to react to.
  2. When someone has a chronic disease, every additional stress or they are exposed to environmentally becomes a drain on their existing energy resources to heal. Cleaning the carpet means cleaning the air and atmosphere which allows the lungs to purify themselves better. This lessens the stress on the body.
  3. Lung conditions such as COPD and weakened immune systems may improve because there's less taxing on the body from the toxins in carpets and rugs.
  4. Those with skin rashes may benefit, especially if they have sensitivities to mold in the home.

Is It Time for You to Give Us a Call?

In this article, you've learned that although it seems easy enough to do do-it-yourself carpet and rug cleaning, it really isn't, and the results are far less than what a professional rug cleaning specialist can achieve. They have the equipment, cleaning solutions, and the knowledge of what and how to do this job.

It only takes one professional cleaning to see the difference between diy carpet cleaning and how a rug cleaning specialist will clean your rugs, care for your rugs, and remove stains on your rugs and even upholstery. If you hire a professional rug cleaner such as Sunbird Carpet Cleaning Glen Cove, their professional cleaning services can impact health of you and your family members. With over 10 years of experience as rug cleaning specialists, carpet cleaners, and professional cleaning of your upholstery, you'll be fully satisfied with the results.

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