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Is Steam Cleaning Bad for Your Carpets? - Escarosa

When it comes to carpet cleaning, you have many options. In fact, you have so many options, it can be challenging to choose between them. If you’ve ever heard of steam cleaning, you may have also heard that it’s bad for your carpet. Fortunately, that’s just a myth. And while it’s one of the biggest of the carpet cleaning world, it still doesn’t hold any truth. If you’re concerned about allergens or pet dander, it’s actually the single best way to clean your carpet.

Here’s everything you need to know.

The Benefits of Steam Cleaning

Far from being bad for your carpets, steam cleaning offers dozens of benefits for your carpets. Here are a few of the most significant perks:

1. More Beautiful Carpets

Steam cleaning carpets regularly helps them stay fresh and beautiful. Today, experts recommend that you clean your carpet every 6-12 months, or more frequently if you have pets or kids. If you have area rugs in high-traffic areas, you may want to steam-clean those even more regularly. If you leave your carpets uncleaned for too long, soil can embed deeply in the carpet, damaging fibers and becoming impossible to remove.

2. Health Benefits

A steam-cleaned carpet is a healthy carpet that’s free of dust, dander, and other allergens. When you clean your carpet regularly, you ensure clean, healthy air for yourself and your family.

3. Longer Carpet Lifespan

Cleaning your carpets routinely is a great way to help them last longer. While the average lifespan of a carpet is ten years, cleaning it infrequently can lower that by as much as five years.

Our Steam Cleaning Process

While we advertise steam cleaning, what we actually do is called “hot water extraction.” Here’s a quote from owner Ryan Blackwell, detailing the process:

“Many people refer to it as ‘steam cleaning’ because of the steam that you see while cleaning the carpets, and also from marketing that some carpet cleaning companies have done. Hot water extraction is the only carpet cleaning method known to remove at least 97 percent of dirt and bacteria from carpeting. And the best way we know to take care of pet odor and stains.”

Hot water extraction is excellent for households with pets or kids, as well as homes where allergy sufferers live. Not only does it remove dirt and allergens from carpets, but steam cleaning also sanitizes your carpets and removes odors. If you’re ready to steam clean your carpets in preparation for fall, give our team a call today. Offering professional-grade equipment and passionate professionals, we’ll help you create beautiful, fresh carpets to love all winter long.