Believe it or not, that cozy carpeting lining your living room floor is actually the breeding ground for a diverse range of microorganisms. If that wasn’t unnerving enough, chew on this: Research indicates that carpeting typically harbors approximately 200,000 bacterial organisms per square inch, which is, essentially, 4,000 more unsanitary than a toilet seat.
What’s even worse than these repugnant statistics? A typical vacuum cleaner simply cannot penetrate the carpet’s deep-set fibers effectively enough to banish a significant number of these baneful bacteria.
Thus, a yearly professional carpet cleaning is an effective solution for this problem. However, how might someone slash the number of bacteria nesting in his/her carpeting until that time arrives? Thankfully, baking soda and soil retardant solutions have proven successful agents for eliminating excessive bacteria. Soil retardant serves several purposes that include the following:
1. It prevents stains from becoming permanent.
2. It helps dirt to remain close to the surface of the carpeting.
3. It helps protect and, therefore, prolong the life of your carpet.
Likewise, baking soda, a natural base agent, can certainly help to keep carpets clean and fresh in-between vacuuming and professional deep-cleaning services. Not only does baking soda boast impressive stain-sopping performance, it is also recognized as an effective deodorizer.
To clean your carpet with baking soda, simply vacuum to remove any loose dirt, then sprinkle a generous amount on the area to be cleaned. Spray with a solution of vinegar and water and allow solution to remain for several hours. Finally, scrub vigorously with a cloth or bristle brush before vacuuming to remove all residue.
Armed with these tips, you can easily eliminate much of the bacteria in your carpeting in-between cleanings, thus keeping your home a safer and more hygienic haven for you and your family. Please visit our website today for more information about our professional services, or contact us to ask any questions or to schedule an appointment.