Dirt is abrasive and every time you step on your carpet you grind dirt into the fibers. This cuts your carpet causing it to wear out faster. A dirty carpet will not last nearly as long as a clean carpet. Vacuuming alone simply is not enough. The longer you wait to have your carpet cleaned, the more damage you do and the faster it wears out.
Indoor air contains pollen, fungi, bacteria, air pollution, cigarette smoke, car exhaust and hundreds of other chemicals. You carry these pollens, bacteria and chemicals in your hair and on your skin, clothing and shoes. All of those pollens, bacteria and chemicals wind up in your carpet. If you have allergies, asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problems, one major source of your problem could be the pollens, fungus and chemicals in your carpet. So in addition to getting rid of dirt, another important reason to clean your carpet is to get rid of pollens, fungus, bacteria, chemicals, tars and residues from tobacco smoke.
NorthStar Cleaning finds that the most effective way to clean carpeting is with a hot water unit mounted in a truck. Not surprisingly, the truck-mount extraction cleans much better because it heats the water to a higher temperature and shoots the cleaning solution into the carpet at a higher pressure which breaks up the dirt, bacteria and pollens. Then the machine uses high suction to draw the dirt out of the carpet. This high suction also extracts water so your carpets dry faster when cleaning is finished.
Here’s an example of what happens to carpet after we treat it.