Carpet Cleaning and Pest Control on Islands
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by Jason Neale
Carpet Cleaning and Pest Control in Stradbroke, Bribie, Russell, and Lamb Islands
How do you get your carpets, rug and upholstery cleaned and your pest control done when you live on an island? Most of the islands around Brisbane, such as Stradbroke island, Bribie island, Russell Island and Lamb Island, are very accessible these days by either ferry or like Bribie Island by bridge.
Carpets that are close to the sea air will need to be deeply cleaned with steam or dry cleaning. The salt in the air can cause unnecessary wear to the base of the carpet and shorten the expected life span of the fibres.
Having a professional carpet cleaning company regularly clean your carpets and upholstery will help prolong the life of the fibres and also stop bacteria from forming. With the sea air and our climate, it is important to have your carpets cleaned every 12 months. This will also help to keep down the levels of dust that can build up in the base of the carpet.
Importance of Regular Vacuuming
To help care for your carpets yourself, it is best to regularly vacuum them. Carpets will need to be vacuumed at least twice a week to help stop the build-up of loose particulates that can be carried in throughout the day. Kids can run into the house after playing at the park or on the beach and bring in sand and dirt that can be trapped deep down in the carpet. Vacuuming will help to release this in ground dirt.
When steam or dry cleaning carpets, it’s important that a pre vacuum is done before the cleaner arrives or by the cleaning company before the cleaning process starts. Doing a vacuum before steam or dry cleaning will give a much deeper clean, and it also helps to loosen any marks that may be on the carpet.
A power headed vacuum cleaner will give the best results. This is because the brush rotates on the surface of the carpet at the same time as vibrating. It’s the vibrating part that really helps to remove and release the in ground dirt. Sand can get deep down into the base of the carpets over time and cause damage to the backing that holds the carpet together, resulting in heavy wear marks throughout the walkway areas.
Effect of Salt Air on Carpets, Rugs, and Upholstery
Salt air as we all know can damage a number of different materials, including metals over time. The same goes for carpets, rugs and upholstery. The salt is very abrasive and can be not only carried into the home by foot, but also in the air just having your windows open. Salt air can easily get into you furnishings. The bad thing with the salt air is that the damage that it causes can’t be seen until it’s too late. This is why it pays to hire the services of a professional carpet cleaning company – to help clean and protect your valuable carpets and furnishings in your home.