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Avoid These 5 (Gross) Things With Deep Steam Cleaning

Sure, regular vacuuming once or twice a week will keep your soft surfacing looking lovely, but is it enough to maintain a healthy home? Armed with a HEPA filter, a high-quality vacuum can work wonders for your indoor environment. But don't be fooled, it's simply no match for deep steam carpeting cleaning in Orange County. Let's take a look at 5 gross things that can grow in your fibers which need frequent deep steam sessions to eliminate:

1. Dust Mites

Unbeknownst to you and your family, these nasty little microscopic critters can feed off dead skin cells. If someone in your household is having breathing issues like asthma, dust mites may be the problem, as they may reside in your Orange County carpets. The only way to get rid of them is through hot water extraction, though only professional grade machinery can reach the ideal temperatures of at least 230°F.

2. Fleas

Don't wait until your dog starts scratching to think about fleas. The truth is, they don't only hitch a ride on pets, but can also enter the home through clothing and shoes. Once inside, they can quickly take up residence in materials that resemble fur, like your wool fibers.

3. Viruses & Bacteria

Some viruses, such as the Norovirus that causes stomach flu, can survive in soft materials for over a month? With expert Orange County carpet cleaning, you'll at least be able to get rid of the chance of reinfection.

4. Spores & Pollen

All over the world, except, perhaps in Antarctica, pollen is an all-too-familiar subject. With the countless number of plants that release pollen into the air, not to mention fungi and algae, it's no wonder so many people have seasonal allergies. And while you may try to keep your interior as clean as possible, because of our busy lifestyles, we end up bringing spores & pollen into our homes unknowingly.

5. Mold

Depending upon humidity levels and water mishaps, your soft surfacing may be a breeding ground for mold. Can you think of a few spills that you've forgotten to dry up? Well, when left alone, these areas can create the ideal atmosphere for spores. Yuck!

What’s the Solution?

At Bixby Plaza Carpets and Flooring, we often educate people on the importance of fiber maintenance, and regular carpet cleaning in Huntington Beach. Don't wait until you have a special occasion to call in the pros! For more information about soft surfacing, and how often you should schedule deep steam sessions, come talk to our experts at our showrooms in Huntington Beach & Los Alamitos.