Learning to Clean Like The Pro's

A few years ago, I realized that I didn't really know how to keep my house clean. There were always dishes sitting in the sink, and I couldn't keep up with laundry if my life depended on it. However, a friend of mine suggested working with a professional maid, and so I took her advice. As she worked, I watched her methods, and I learned a lot. This blog is dedicated to my cleaning studies. Here, you will find information on how to clean your house more effectively, so that you can stop wasting time on certain jobs. My plan is that this website could help you to live better than ever. Thanks for reading!

Beyond Clean: Three Reasons To Shampoo Your Carpet Regularly


The most obvious reason to shampoo your carpet regularly is to keep it looking clean.  However, that's not the only reason to adhere to experts' recommendations to have your carpets shampooed at least once per year. Here's a look at three more reasons to stick to a regular carpet shampooing schedule.

It will reduce the wear rate of your carpet.

Shampooing your carpet regularly does not just keep it from accumulating stains, it also keeps it from accumulating wear. When dirt particles end up deep within your carpet fibers, they cause increased friction whenever you walk (or crawl, or push furniture across) your carpet. By shampooing regularly to remove these fibers, you keep this wear from occurring, which will allow your carpet to last longer, saving you money on replacement costs in the long run.

It will make you less likely to become ill.

Your carpet can harbor all sorts of dangerous bacteria, from E. coli to salmonella. These bacteria can end up in your carpet even if you're very diligent about keeping it clean before shampooing sessions. It can become airborne when you flush the toilet (as gross as that sounds), or if you walk across the carpet with shoes that have been contaminated outside. When you have your carpet professionally steam cleaned, the high temperature of the steam will kill these bacteria, so you don't have to worry so much about getting ill if you touch the carpet and forget to wash your hands.

It will reduce allergy symptoms.

Vacuuming removes some allergens, but it does not always reach as deep inside the carpet and remove all of the dust mites, mold spores, and other particles. Further, when your carpet is quite littered with allergens, your vacuum may cause some of them to get blown into the air. A little while later, these particles will settle again; you really have not removed too much. Shampooing removes these deeper, ground-in allergens, so that you, your children, and even your pets will suffer from less sneezing, wheezing, and itchiness.

For the maximum benefits discussed above, it is best to have a professional carpet cleaning company like Henry's Janitorial Services steam clean your carpet. The high heat of the steam cleaning and special equipment are best for removing allergens, bacteria, and more. However, shampooing with a home shampooing system is better than nothing if that's all you can fit into your budget at the moment, and it can be a good way to provide some level of cleaning between professional sessions.


22 October 2015