Shiny surfaces, polished paintwork and dust-free display cabinets are all well and good. But more often than not it’s the condition of the carpeting and flooring that dictate whether a home feels clean and pristine. The flooring in any room is a pretty sizeable feature and its condition can detract from the aesthetic appeal of the space as a whole.
There is often the tendency to accept that a carpet has seen better days, adding it to the lengthy list of other DIY must-dos when both time and money allow you to change it. Those well-trodden walkways and doorways are often the first to display signs of wear and tear. It often seems that no matter how frequently and fervently you vacuum your home, there are bound to be areas of obvious staining and ground-in dirt.
Yet, this doesn’t have to mean resorting to an array of well-placed rugs and runners. Even though they can often mask a multitude of sins, who wants their flooring to resemble a patchwork quilt?
There’s more to cleaning than simply vacuuming
Vacuuming alone only removes a tiny fraction of the grime and bacteria that build-up in your carpets and flooring. Pet hairs and dirt can become embedded deep into carpet fibres over time and are often beyond the reach of everyday vacuum cleaners. This makes flooring not only unhygienic and dirty in appearance, but it can also be harmful to those with allergies to dust, mould or pet hair.
Another reason why vacuuming alone doesn’t achieve great results is because it doesn’t remove odours and it can’t recreate the squeaky clean scent of a freshly laid carpet.
However, this doesn’t mean that your carpets are a lost cause. One of the best ways of achieving clean smelling carpets or fresh flooring is to use an at-home cleaning system. There are many competitively priced products available on the market which can enable you to achieve professional cleaning results without having to pay professionals for the privilege.
Versatility of modern vacuum cleaners
Modern vacuum cleaners are designed for ease of use, combining the latest deep cleaning and quick drying technologies. They usually offer the added allure of working effectively on a multitude of upholstery and furnishings too. It’s easy to give the look of your home a boost and create a fresh and hygienic environment by giving your carpets a deep clean.
Areas of hard flooring are often overlooked, with many people assuming they’ll take the brunt of the mucky build-up and be as good as new with the occasional, cursory acquaintance with a mop and bucket. These hardwearing areas in the home, where muddy boots and paws are some of the things often allowed to run amok can become the breeding ground for harmful bacteria.
No amount of scrubbing and mopping can eliminate these germs in quite the same way as specially designed steam cleaners for floors. The combination of steam and detergent can deliver incredible, long-lasting results – giving your home a genuine boost that would even impress the professionals.