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The Carpet Cleaning Wish List: Why You’ll Want a Professional

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Flooring wish list? Here are five reasons you should have professional carpet cleaning but, first, only trust that to the experts at Bixby Plaza Carpets and Flooring in Orange County, Ca. Carpet has some great benefits for your home. It looks beautiful and elegant. It’s comfortable, providing a soft, cushy, plush floor on which to walk. It helps minimize sound.

However, you need to maintain it regularly to see those benefits, and that’s why many carpet manufacturers recommend professional cleaning at least once a year, and more often if you have heavy foot traffic or sand, water or smoke conditions.

Here are 10 reasons why you should have a professional carpet cleaning:

1. Health: Carpet is the perfect breeding ground for trapping airborne contaminants, not to mention we are constantly assaulted with body oils, dust mites, skin particles, insect parts (eeww!) and more. Unlike some flooring types where you can just sweep or vacuum them away, these make themselves at home in the fibers. Carpet cleaning experts use powerful machinery that, unlike those store rental machines, can dig deep to clean and remove them.
2. Carpet cleaning experts know exactly how to respond to different carpet fibers. When it comes to carpet cleaning, it’s not one-size-fits-all.
3. Professional carpet cleaners use only manufacturer-approved cleaners.
4. Carpet cleaning professionals use the right amount of water. Sounds basic, but using excess water is a common, rookie mistake that results in a moist carpet that now becomes a “petri dish” to breed mold and mildew.
5. They know how to use machinery to speed up the carpet drying time. It can’t be said enough: The longer carpets stay moist, the more possibility for mold and mildew.
6. They are well-informed about the different kinds of stains and how to work with them. Tough, stubborn stains don’t faze the carpet cleaning expert!
7. Work is always guaranteed.
8. Carpet cleaning professionals experience strict training during the certification process, so they’re thoroughly knowledgeable.
9. They are licensed, bonded and insured, and this is important in case, say, a carpet cleaning professional knocks a machine into furniture, causing scratching or dinging it. Everything’s covered.
10. They can eliminate pet accident odors. Those store rental machines can’t, but a carpet cleaning pro will know just how to do it.

Since 1971, Bixby Plaza Carpets and Flooring has been Orange County’s “Go To” for all things flooring. The company carries carpet, hardwood, laminate and tile and has showrooms in Huntington Beach and Los Alamitos, Ca.