Aug 21, 2023


Dirty Enough for a Deep Clean? The Carpet Cleaning Down Low

Your carpet can harbour unseen hazards. Find out how professional cleaning can breathe new life into your carpets and make your home cleaner and healthier.

Twist, Berber, pattern or shag; carpets are a popular flooring choice due to their warmth, comfort, and aesthetic appeal. However, they also bear the brunt of daily (and sometimes stinky) foot traffic, accidental spills, and pet accidents. These can lead to a build-up of dirt, stains, and odour.

Unfortunately, the visible dirt on the surface is just the tip of the iceberg. Beneath the surface lies a plethora of allergens, bacteria, and other potential health risks. So let’s get down to business and explore the importance and benefits of carpet cleaning for both your health and home.

The hidden dangers lurking in your carpets

Carpets can act like giant sponges absorbing dust, dirt, pet dander, and other unthinkables that settle deep within the fibres. Even with regular vacuuming, these contaminants can remain trapped below the surface, creating a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and allergens. Over time, this can lead to various health issues, especially for those with allergies or sensitive respiratory conditions.

Stains and odours — more than just a cosmetic concern

Stains and odours on carpets are not merely unsightly; they are usually indicative of deeper problems. Spilled liquids and food particles can seep deep into the carpet fibres and underlay. This encourages bacterial growth and emits unpleasant odours (yuck!).

DIY cleaning methods might mask the odour temporarily. However, only professional carpet cleaning can clean deep enough to effectively eliminate the root cause.

Allergies and their connection to dirty carpets

Allergy season is hard enough in Alberta, don’t let your dingy carpets add to the stress! Surprisingly, dirty carpets can be a significant contributor to allergy symptoms. Allergens like dust mites, pollen, and pet dander become trapped in the carpet, triggering allergy flare-ups and respiratory issues. To combat this, a thorough carpet cleaning regimen is essential, especially for those susceptible to allergies.

Carpet cleaning perks 101

Now that you know what could be hiding in your carpets, let's discuss the benefits of cleaning them. We'll also explore how to determine when your carpets require a deep clean!

1. Prolongs carpet life

Regular professional cleaning removes embedded dirt and debris, preventing premature wear and tear and extending the lifespan of your carpets.

2. Enhances indoor air quality

Cleaner carpets mean fewer allergens and pollutants in the air, leading to improved indoor air quality and a healthier living environment.

3. Eliminates stubborn stains

Our Rümi professionals have access to specialized equipment stronger than the household vacuum or steam mop. They're adept at removing even the most stubborn stains without damaging your carpet fibres.

4. Removes unpleasant odours

Say goodbye to lingering pet smells or food spills. Professional cleaning removes odours from the source, leaving your carpets fresh and odour-free.

5. Improves aesthetic appeal

Hallways or entryways looking dirty and worn? A professional cleaning will help make them fresh again. These are the areas that you can look for as your first clue to get a cleaning! A clean carpet can breathe new life into your living spaces, instantly improving your home's overall look and feel.  

Why you need a pro

Rümi professionals know what it takes and have all the tools to revive even your dingiest carpets! They'll use a non-toxic solution to clean your carpet and remove the dirt and grime that accumulates in the fibres.

Next, they’ll bring in the big guns, the powerful truck-mounted steam vacuum cleaner, to complete the job. This process uses hot water vapour to penetrate the carpet fibres, breaking down stubborn dirt and grime. The high temperature kills bacteria, allergens, and mold, leaving your carpets not just clean but also sanitized.

Steam cleaning carpets is particularly beneficial for households with children, pets, or anyone with respiratory sensitivities. Your carpet will take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours, and in some cases up to 12 hours, to completely dry. The thickness of the pile determines the drying time. If possible, plan to give your carpets a rest from pets and foot traffic while they dry.

While carpets provide numerous benefits to a home, they also require proper maintenance to avoid becoming a health hazard. The accumulation of dirt, stains, and allergens can lead to various health problems, particularly for allergy sufferers. Regular carpet cleaning from Rümi, especially using steam cleaning methods, can remove health risks and make your home cleaner and healthier.

Book a carpet cleaning service today

Ready to book your professional carpet cleaning, or maybe even a deep clean for your entire home? Trust our Rümi service experts to keep you happy in your home! Fully insured, licensed, and vetted for security, we’ve done the homework. All you need to do is make the call and book!