Carpets are a preferred choice in many work settings for their versatility in style, color, comfort, ability to retain heat, noise insulation, and cost efficiency. Despite these benefits, there are many drawbacks of carpeted flooring which can be avoided if properly maintained.

Carpets naturally hold remnants of dirt, animal dander, human skin and food making it a breeding ground for bacteria. This bacteria can in turn potentially cause illness, and dust mites which are harmful to breathe and cause many to suffer allergy symptoms. Vacuuming removes most, but not all of these substances and while you innocently continue to walk across the dandered carpet you are spreading particles into the air and mashing them deeper into the carpet fibers.

An obvious (but not often thought about) fact is that carpets also hold moisture allowing the growth of mold and mildew which also raises health concerns. This is something to be wary of, especially in New England where summers are humid and snowy winters can bring about constant wet foot traffic for months at a time.

So, what is the solution? The deep clean of a carpet shampooing and steam cleaning eliminates virtually all harmful and undesirable matter in your carpets making frequent vacuuming (at least once a week) an effective regular maintenance strategy. It is important to keep up with vacuuming carpeted areas in both the home and the office,  however neglecting to perform periodic specialty cleanings will likely leave your carpet crawling with undesirable particles and organisms even if you can’t see them.  The recommended frequency of deep clean shampooing depends on your carpet’s quality and circumstances but should always be done at least annually.

When it comes to planning your carpet maintenance regimen it is best to consult a professional. When it comes to getting the job done, make sure to hire the best professionals.  C.M. Cleaning is dedicated to your satisfaction and the cleanliness of your facilities.  Our expert technicians work with state-of-the-art truck mounted Hydromaster equipment which powerfully extracts dirt and mildew from your carpet leaving your carpets clean and smelling great.