Steam cleaning carpets is becoming an alternative to shampooing. As indicated by the EPA, the typical person can be found inside of their home or office space at least 90% of their time. Therefore, it is important that harmful pollutants are removed regularly. A benefit to steam cleaning a carpet is the minimization of chemicals that are present. There is also a smaller chance of harmful residues contaminating the indoor environment which will keep the air healthy and clean for those within the space.
Although vacuuming is important to prolong the life of a carpet, it can only remove debris that is collected at the surface of a rug. Performing a deeper treatment will remove the dirt, pet hair, dust mites, and other debris that commonly work their way down further in the carpet. This will help improve the appearance of the rug and the health of those that encounter it.
Shampoo treatments create foam to break down particles and unwanted pollutants in the carpet. Shampooing carpets is quick and can be successful when small stains and high traffic areas need to be addressed. However, chemicals used to brighten up surfaces can negatively impact people and pets, especially those with allergies.
Steam cleaning carpets utilizes equipment that shoots hot water (in a gas state) into the fibers to remove the debris build-up. This helps to reduce any bacteria, germs, mites and other toxins that are present. Steam that is at 212 degrees Fahrenheit or higher is the best way to eliminate as much pollutants as possible. The level of moisture applied can be easily controlled depending upon the surface to prevent damage. The excess water along with the dislodged dirt is then eliminated using the suction part of the equipment. When using a steam cleaner, the drying time is much less than when you shampoo the carpets, so they can be walked on sooner.
C.M. Cleaning can help with your steam cleaning needs to keep your carpets as clean as possible to improve its appearance and the health of your employees.