Area Rug Cleaning

Carpet is an important part of home decor. It offers a comfortable surface to walk on, it can be used as a room divider, and it provides warmth in the wintertime. However, if you live in the Birmingham AL area then two major concerns often come up with carpet: dirt and stains. Dirt comes from outside sources like soil or animal hair, while stains are caused by liquid accidents – spilling coffee or wine on your rug for example.

Fortunately, Birmingham Carpet Care has the solutions for both problems! Our professional cleaners offer quality area rug cleaning services including steam cleaning rugs and other types of flooring such as tile floors or hardwood floors too. We also provide stain protection so that spills don’t leave permanent stains. Contact us today to learn more about these clean area rugs and protection services in Birmingham AL!

What Are Area Rugs?

Many people do not know much about area rugs. They are simply pieces of carpet that have been made to fit a certain size space or room, such as your living room or bedroom. There is no specific purpose for them other than the fact they were created specifically for their designated rooms and spaces. Area rugs can be any shape depending on what their intended use is. They can be square, rectangular or oval-shaped and they will come in a variety of different colors as well such as black, brown, blue-green, and more depending on the color scheme you have decided upon for your room.

How Often Should You Clean Your Area Rug?

While you can clean your area rugs as often as you feel is necessary, typically this will occur at least once a year. Some factors may change how often they should be cleaned such as if someone has been ill in the home and there has been sickness or water damage to the carpet from an overflowing toilet for example.

What Can Happen If You Do Not Clean Your Area Rug?

There are a few risks to not keeping your rug clean. The rug can be cornered and it will start to lose its shape. Rug fibers can also attract dust, bacteria, and mold which over time could make you sick. The following are the major reasons why it’s essential to get your area rugs cleaned:

Dust Mites Cause Allergies

The dust on your fine area rugs are not only the dirt from outside, but also it will have dead skin cells and human hair in it. This includes any type of pet fur a family member may come into contact with throughout the day. The more you let this build up over time without being cleaned, the higher chance that someone who has allergies or asthma will react to it.

Rug Dust Can Trigger Asthma Attacks and Cause Other Health Problems

Dust on rugs can lead to asthma attacks in both adults and kids, but it is especially dangerous for children who are still developing their respiratory systems. This dust that accumulates from the natural fibers of your carpet will also be able to trigger other health problems such as headaches, nausea, and even depression.

The Chemicals In Your Area Rug Can Make You Sick Over Time

There are a variety of chemicals that can be found in your rug flat depending on the materials used to make it. If you have an area rug made from synthetic fibers like nylon or polyester then there will typically be formaldehyde, toluene, benzene, and phenol in it. If you have wool area rugs then they will most likely contain pesticides that were used on the sheep before shearing them for their coats.

Urine And Other Bodily Fluids Can Cause Serious Health Problems For Your Area Rug

Many people may not realize that they are allowing pets to urinate on their rugs in the home. Sometimes people will have a litter box for their cats or dogs that they don’t fully clean out so there are still feces in it, which can cause serious health problems if not cleaned up immediately. This is especially dangerous when young children are crawling around where this has been left behind because they are more likely to put their hands in their mouths.

What is the Rug Cleaning Process?

It is recommended that you have your area rug cleaned professionally because many chemicals may be used during the rug cleaning process, which can cause damage if they are not carefully applied or handled by a professional carpet cleaner like Birmingham Carpet Care who has wide experience with oriental rug cleaning.

The rug will be placed on a large machine that works like an industrial-sized spin dryer. This is where the cleaning solution and water are added to the fibers of the carpet before it spins them at high speed, which helps to remove dirt particles from deep within it while also extracting any moisture left behind for faster drying time.

The rug will then be taken to a drying chamber where it can hang down from the machine and air dry. The entire cleaning process typically takes between 12-24 hours depending on the size of your area rug, how dirty it is and what type of material was used in its construction.

How Can You Protect Your Area Rug?

There are many ways to protect your area rug from damage that can happen over time such as stains and discoloration. One of the best things you can do is place a pad underneath it to give you some protection against any moisture or debris coming in direct contact with the fibers on top of it which could cause them to swell, shrink or develop mold.

If you have pets in the home then it is recommended to place a protectant on your area rug that will help prevent any pet stains from being absorbed into the fibers of the carpet no matter how long they are left there before being cleaned up. This can be especially helpful for families who may not notice when their kids have an accident on the rug until it has already been there for some time.

Why Choose Birmingham Carpet Care For Your Carpet Care Needs?

The professionals at Birmingham Carpet Care have been cleaning carpets in the homes of local families for over 20 years. They are dedicated to providing excellent customer service and ensuring that your home is left looking as clean or cleaner than when they arrived with no stains, smells, or allergens remaining behind once the job has been completed.

Birmingham Carpet Care is fully insured and bonded so you can feel confident knowing that your home and family are in great hands when they arrive to take care of all area rug cleaning needs.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for a free estimate please call +123-4567-890 today.