Carpet Sanitizing



It is an uncomfortable thought that when you move into a house that does not have new carpeting, you inevitably inherit some things with it. Dead skin, foot and nail fungus, and potentially harmful microorganisms and bacteria. Carpets are usually cleaned before occupancy, but rarely sanitized.

Sanitizing is different from sterilizing. Carpet, being porous, cannot be sterilized 100% (like in an operating room.) But sanitizing greatly reduces these harmful elements down to and insignificant risk. EPA Registered Sanitizers, applied properly, can be applied to your carpet for your peace of mind. Knowing what you, and your family may walk or lay upon is sanitary, is a peaceful feeling. 

You will notice that I mentioned "moving out" as an option above. In this day of real estate troubles, sanitation could be a huge selling point to a potential buyer, especially those who have children. Upon completion of a properly applied sanitizer, you will be presented with a certificate of completion as proof of this service. Knowing that a house is safe and healthy to live in places it at the top of a buyers list of things they like about you house, and what they dislike about others. 

The in-house environment is usually worse than the outdoor pollution on our health. Sometimes the indoor environment becomes an ideal ground where bacteria and fungus continues to breed. When this happens, many people start to have continual health issues that just do not seen to go away. Headaches, allergies, colds, dizziness, troubles sleeping, and many more illnesses cause by a "sick house." 

While carpet cleaning removes much of the bacteria and fungus in the carpet, a sanitizer will ensure that they are reduced to a safe level. Call us today to schedule an appointment  for a free in-house estimate!

Warning! Some cleaners falsely advertise "sanitation" by the mere virtue of cleaning with "200" + degree temperatures. It would take steam a period of 10-20 seconds of continuous application in the exact same spot to sanitize a hard surface, and much longer to sanitize a porous surface such as carpet. I know of no cleaner that would spend 20 seconds of continuous steam on every square inch of carpet. It would take them more than a day to "sanitize" and entire house. Operating at temperatures that will kill some bacteria is a benefit. What many cleaning companies will not tell you is how long it would take to kill that bacteria given the temperature they operate at. There is a vast difference between the science of sanitization and personal opinion! 

I also clean with 200 degree water, but will not claim anything other than it results in a reduction in germs and bacteria. I will not put a stamp of "sanitized" on something that I know is not legitimately considered "sanitized" by E.P.A. standards. High temperatures and cleaning alone will bring most normal home levels of bacteria to a safe and acceptable level in most cases. There are however, situations where conditions are so bad, or unknown, that true sanitizing is the prudent and sensibly safe way to go.