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Vacuuming is Not Enough

According to the National Carpet Cleaners Association, the visible dirt and grime that we notice is, in fact, only the tip of the iceberg; something like 85% of the dirt a carpet holds is buried deep within the pile. Normal vacuuming does not remove all of these deposits therefore there is a gradual build up. When you consider that a carpet can eventually trap its own weight or more in soil – as much as 150 lbs. for an average-sized living room – you’ll readily agree its no trivial matter

Worse still, it’s this hidden dirt, say the experts, which is the ‘killer’ – the gritty soil that wears away the fibers and reduces the carpet’s life dramatically. Tests have shown that regular cleaning can prolong the carpet life quite considerably – by as much as three or four times, it is claimed.

Hire a Professional
Most domestic vacuums and shampooers – even the more powerful ones – simply haven’t got what it takes to get rid of that deep-down dirt or those nasty germs. This is one of those jobs for the professionals, with their battery of highly sophisticated equipment, plus the training and experience to know how, when and where to use them.

To make sure that your carpets are in good safe hands employ a professional cleaning company… Be wary of half price offers that are pushed through the letterbox, many of these are the hallmark of the ‘bait and switch’ operation. They offer a low price but once in the home the price rises significantly through all the ‘added’ extras. Often they may have no insurance cover in the event that things go wrong.

Source: Press Release, Shannon Professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners

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