On average, bacteria can live in carpets for up to four weeks at
a time. On top of that, bed bugs are often found in both carpet
fibres and wooden floorboards.1 For this reason, regular
carpet cleaning is recommended to keep your home in the best
condition and it is often required for the final cleaning of your
home when you move out.
Carpet cleaning prices start as low as $50 for two rooms on
average. From there, prices can increase up to $100 for a five
bedroom home. Carpet cleaners use the following steps to sanitise
and deep clean your carpet:
- Vacuum the carpet.
- Pre-spray the carpet with cleaning chemicals.
- Agitate the chemicals in the carpet.
- Steam clean using hot water extraction.
- Groom and dry the carpet.
In addition, most carpet cleaners will deodorise, sanitise, and
condition your carpets to leave them feeling smooth and fresh after
A conditioning treatment will help to remove more soil and
chemicals from carpets to balance their pH level after steaming. A
balanced carpet pH will prolong its life and improve its
Carpet cleaning options
Depending on the company that you hire for cleaning carpet,
there are several basic options available to you:
- Standard cleaning: A standard steam
clean will include a basic stain and deodorising treatment. This is
a service often recommended for a lightly soiled or worn
Some services may also include carpet inspection and moving of
furniture as part of the standard service.
- Deluxe cleaning: A deluxe cleaning
service is a thorough carpet cleaning from start to finish.
Cleaners will inspect the carpet, move furniture, vacuum, spray,
and treat heavy stains.
The carpet will also be treated to remove allergens, pet odours,
dust mites, and bacteria.
For the best results in steam cleaning your carpet, it is
important to clean your carpet regularly as a home owner or renter.
If you're a renter, make sure to keep your receipts to prove to
your landlord/real estate agent that you've complied with your
If you're a homeowner, cleaning your carpet regularly will
prevent the build-up of bacteria and stains and will also improve
the value of your home.
Additionally, if you have kept your carpet clean and maintained
prior to moving, then chances are a final carpet steaming will be
much less expensive than a deep cleaning service.
As a basic guideline, it is recommended to vacuum on a weekly
basis and spot clean as needed. Deep steam cleaning to remove
stains and dirt build-up should be done on high traffic areas every
6 to 12 months to help you maintain your carpet to look and feel
its best as often as possible.
- "50 Random Facts about Carpet." Random Facts |
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