Why You Need to Clean Your Carpets- Properly!

This might not seem like an important matter. It might appear that a simple hoover has eliminated all the dirt from your floor, giving you peace of mind and satisfaction at a job well done. BUT hiding deep within the fabrics of your carpet an entirely different world is thriving…

According to microbiologists, your carpet holds 200,000 bacteria per square inch- more than a toilet seat. Added to this, there is the presence of millions of skin flakes (the average person sheds about 1.5 million per day), insects, dirt, and anything else that may have come in on the soles of people’s shoes. The more this is walked on, the more it gets ground into your carpet and will eventually change its appearance. We have all moved an old cabinet and realised that the carpet underneath is in a shockingly better condition than our recently ‘cleaned’ floor. Maybe an entirely different texture or colour altogether! Whilst it is easy to just return the cabinet to its place and skip off merrily whistling with the hope that you can forget all about it in an hour, this is not a reasonable solution when running a business!

Whether you work in an office with 50 people or a retail space with hundreds of visitors every day, your carpets will be suffering. We know it is not practical to deep-clean a carpet every day, but regular shampooing to get down into the fibres will show a dramatic difference in the hygiene of your workplace. Clogged carpets can not only become unsightly, but also risk the health of your staff and customers. Pollutants and pollen are often trapped in carpet fibres, but once these become full they can no longer perform this function, instead leading to environment- initiated reactions such as hay fever or asthma. 

There are so many benefits to effectively cleaning your carpets! Alongside not making your workers or customers ill, there are also the added financial gains of less unnecessary sick-leave, a more productive workforce, and simply not needing to replace your carpets as often as they have been well cared for.

At ELANSE we have the technology, expertise, and determination to improve your business’ carpets with our simple and speedy service. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help!

4 thoughts on “Why You Need to Clean Your Carpets- Properly!”

  1. Everything is very open with a precise description of the challenges. It was truly informative. Your site is very helpful. Many thanks for sharing! Shelagh Wilek Joliet

  2. Admiring the persistence you put into your blog and in depth information you offer. It’s awesome to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same old rehashed information. Great read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  3. The answer is simple: for your health! Without cleaning the carpet after its installation, mold and mildew will possibly form. And of course, a dirty carpet can be a risk to you and your family’s health.

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