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Central Home Services is a family owned and operated business with over 20 years experience in the Melbourne home service industry. We specialise in stain removal, carpet, upholstery and duct cleaning.
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Carpet Steam Cleaning Melbourne

What is Lurking in Your Carpet?

In most people’s opinions, carpets are by far the warmest, most comfortable and most inviting floor coverings available – but, unfortunately, they’re just as inviting for bacteria and other nasties as they are for people. In fact, most of us are blissfully unaware of just how many undesirables are lurking in our carpets.

This very common lack of awareness of what lies behind the fact that a lot of people put off having their carpets professionally steam cleaned for months on end. The simple truth is that vacuuming and DIY carpet cleaning can never keep carpets thoroughly clean unless it is accompanied by periodic deep cleans conducted by steam cleaning professionals.

If you’re currently unsure as to whether or not it’s really worth investing in professional steam cleaning for your carpets, it’s worth finding out about the common nasties you’ll find lurking in them.

The nasties commonly found lurking in carpets which look perfectly clean to the naked eye include both human and pet hair, dead skin cells, tiny particles of food (and, consequently bacteria), small insects, general dirt and dust, and dust-mites and their eggs, shells and droppings. 

Many of these things can cause allergic reactions and illnesses, so it’s very much worth ensuring that they’re regularly removed by carpet cleaning experts using professional equipment.

The Relationship Between Carpets and Air Quality

If you happen to live with an asthmatic, you’ll undoubtedly know just how important it is to make sure that the air quality in your home is always kept to a certain standard. When it isn’t, everyday tasks and general day-to-day living can become quite difficult asthmatics, and their general wellbeing and quality of life is significantly diminished.

Nevertheless, it’s not only asthmatics and those who live with them who should be concerned with keeping the quality of the air in their homes as good as possible. Everyone – and particularly people with small children – can benefit from better air quality.

Not only does good air quality lead to better breathing with each breathe containing more oxygen, leading to lower strain on the heart and lungs, but also to better sleep quality, fewer allergic reactions and generally improved health and well-being.

Properly cleaned carpets are the ideal flooring solutions for people looking to improve their air quality, but if carpets aren’t kept sufficiently clean then they can very quickly become more of a hindrance than a help in the pursuit of better air quality.

A clean carpet essentially acts as a filter, trapping dust and dirt that would otherwise linger around in the air and on the surface of the floor. To start with, this is of course good for air quality; but, over time, it naturally leads to a build-up of nasties and the carpet becomes effectively ‘clogged’.

From this point on, every time a person or animal walks over the carpet then the dust and dirt will be kicked up into the air with highly detrimental effects on air quality. However, if professional steam cleaning is used to keep carpets as clean as possible, you’ll continue to enjoy the rewards of carpet’s filter-like qualities for years into the future.

Tips for Keeping Carpets Clean

Whilst periodic steam cleaning conducted by highly trained professionals with access to state of the art equipment is essential if you want to keep your carpets in top condition, there are a few things you do in-between cleans that will help ensure your carpet stays as clean as possible for many years.

Below you’ll find some useful tips:

  • Blot – don’t rub – stains: whilst rubbing carpets furiously in a desperate attempt to remove a nasty stain seems to be the natural instinct for most of us, the act of rubbing is in fact not useful – and it can in fact cause further issues and complications.

    By rubbing the carpet, you’re inadvertently grinding the particles of the staining substance into the fibres of the material, causing them to break down and deteriorate in quality. When you blot a stain, you simply apply a small amount of pressure, which should be enough to soak up with problem substance without grinding it even further into your carpet.

  • Blot from the outside of the stain: on the subject of blotting, it’s always important to remember to conduct the process by starting on the outside and moving inward. When you blot from the inside outward, you accidentally serve to cause the stain to spread – making things worse than they were when you started the procedure.
  • Vacuum often: we all know that vacuuming is the most important process when it comes to keeping a carpet clean. But many people don’t realise just how often a carpet needs vacuuming in order to keep it in good condition.

    Once a week should be the bare minimum; and, in areas which receive high amounts of foot-traffic and/or which are used by pets, you’ll need to be vacuuming your carpet as often as once a day if you want the best results.

  • Use powders and/or shampoos: there are plenty of carpet cleaning products (usually coming in the forms of powders and shampoos) which can be bought at supermarkets as well as specialist cleaning stores.

    Whilst these products should never be mistaken for replacements for professional cleaning, using them as part of your regular vacuuming routine can help ensure your carpets stay as clean as possible in-between professional Melbourne carpet steam cleaning.

Why to Choose Central Home Services for Carpet Steam Cleaning

Melbourne homeowners who are looking for professional carpet cleaning can always rely on the team here at Central Home Services for the very best carpet steam cleaning in Melbourne.

Our Melbourne carpet steam cleaning services have been developed over years of experience in the industry, and every member of staff employed by our family-run firm is committed to using their expertise to provide the very best carpet steam cleaning Melbourne residents have available.

So when it comes to carpet steam cleaning in Melbourne, you can be confident we’re the highly trained, professional team you’ve been looking for.

Central Home Services are Melbourne’s best house cleaners, specialising in upholstery cleaning, air duct cleaning, air conditioning cleaning, carpet steam cleaning, carpet dry cleaning, furniture cleaning, couch, lounge and sofa steam cleaning. Contact us today!

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All of our staff members are fully trained in every aspect of the cleaning services we provide. There is no job too big or too small for our team to tackle. Central Home Services offers both domestic and commercial cleaning.

When you need the best carpet cleaning services you need Central Home Services. We pride ourselves on exceeding our customer’s expectations and on delivering excellent results every time.

When you need the best cleaning services you need Central Home Services. We pride ourselves on exceeding our customer’s expectations and on delivering excellent results every time. We are the best cleaners in Melbourne, because we have all the right equipment and our staff members are experts at what they do.

We provide a wide range of services in Melbourne including:

Carpet Cleaning
We offer expert carpet stain removal and can clean your carpets using either the dry or steam method. We assist with flood damage, vacant possession and move outs.
WWe can handle all types of carpets such as wool, nylon, acrylic, carpet tiles etc.

Upholstery Cleaning
Upholstery is hand cleaned and extra care is taken on delicate materials. We clean all materials including leather, cotton, micro suede, linen, tapestry, silk, etc.

Rug Cleaning
Different methods of cleaning are available, which will be discussed prior to the clean. We can handle many rug types, including acrylic, wool, Persian, silk etc.

Duct Cleaning
We clean all heating and cooling, floor and ceiling ducts including the filters and air returns. As part of our air duct cleaning we sanitise the system using tea tree oil.

We do a pre-inspection prior to commencement of all jobs, to determine which method of cleaning would be most suitable. We also identify any problem areas which may include checking for colour fastness, shrinkage, split seams or any visible damage.

Note: All cancellations require 24Hours notice.