There is no doubt the carpet inhibit dust and a myriad of indoor allergens like house dust mites, mould, and fungi. That’s why carpet is not popular among homes with children as parents are afraid their children will breathe in dirty air particles and lead to respiratory illness like asthma.
Although the carpet can be a potential health hazard, it doesn’t mean you cannot have in your office or home at all. It can after all beautify the interior design with its colourful design and texture.
Clean carpet lessen allergies
A regularly cleaned and maintained carpet or rug not only looks more presentable, smells better, most importantly, a clean carpet is considered healthier than poorly cared carpet. This is because a well-maintained carpet contains less dust, less airborne dirt particles and definitely less micro organism that are feared to trigger allergy ailments.
So who says that you shouldn’t have one in your home or office?
Nowadays, there are hundreds of carpet cleaning D-I-Y kits and carpet cleaning service providers in the market. While we are spoilt for choice, it is very important to choose the right cleaning method / product to clean your carpet to avoid damaging it after cleaning.
Some of the common problems faced with carpet cleaning:
- It seems to get dirty again soon after cleaning was just completed.
- It smells musky after carpet dries from cleaning treatment.
- Carpet colour runs during cleaning process.
- Long down time as carpet needs to take hours or days to dry after cleaning.
Why dry carpet cleaning over wet cleaning?
Development of dry carpet cleaning technology or should be more appropriately known as “very low moisture” carpet cleaning – has been initiated to provide another cleaning solution from the existing wet carpet cleaning methods – promises to give more effective cleaning performance, minus the inconvenience of long drying time and potential risk of damaging the carpet.
There are 2 processes in dry carpet cleaning:
Dry compound carpet cleaning
Biodegradable cleaning compound, or moistured micro sponges, will be spread evenly over the carpet and brushed into carpet piles using machines that has inbuilt counter rotating brushes. These sponges will absorb dirt in the carpet and the soiled compounds will be removed by the machine or vacuumed at the end of the process.
Polymers in the cleaning product used in this process encapsulate or “crystalise” dirt particles into dry residue after which will be removed at the end of the process.
Putting all the technical jargons aside, in layman…