The UK has just gone through a scorching heatwave lasting almost a week. It was the first time ever the Met Office issued an extreme heat warning. Perhaps you chose to stay home to save yourself from potential health problems related to the high temperatures. But did you know that having your carpet cleaned would have made that hot period a lot more bearable? Let’s get into it.
Help You Breathe More Easily
You probably know that dirty carpets are one of the most common reasons for the development of dust allergies and other respiratory issues. That’s because a lot of germs, dust mites, dirt and a variety of particles get trapped in the carpet. With time these cause the body to react in some way and the most frequent complaint is difficulty breathing.
When the weather outside is hot and humid, something as simple as breathing becomes more challenging. And to top that, the majority of homes in the UK do not have air conditioners. Regularly cleaned carpets (which means at least once every 6 months!) provide relief as the process eliminates germs.
Improves the Air
More on the breathing note, air quality also matters. It is very easy for the air to become stale, especially in summer months. In some households opening the windows regularly is not an option due to pollen allergies, high levels of air pollution or insect invasion. So, purifying the atmosphere at home is important and carpet cleaning is one of the best methods to do this. It will also remove any unpleasant smells and leave you with a charging feeling of refreshment. All important when the sun is blasting outside.
You know it’s harder to get a good night’s sleep when it’s hot. Having a dirty carpet doesn’t make it easier at all. Because of the air purification and the removal of dust and allergens after carpet cleaning, your body is able to relax, your airways are less likely to get congested and your brain receives more oxygen. These are all crucial factors for the quality of your sleep.
Purely for Aesthetics
Probably the most obvious reason why anyone would book a carpet cleaning service is to improve the look of their home. Spills happen all the time, but in summer there’s a much higher risk of stains – the children are out of school, playing in the garden happens more often and those chilled cocktails become a necessity in hot weather. Having your carpet cleaned during summer will immediately brighten your home, which, psychologically speaking, will inevitably put you in a great mood.
A Note of Caution
Although carpet cleaning is very beneficial in hot weather, you should bear in mind that if you book a service on a really humid day, it will take longer for the carpet to dry. This is because the air cannot effectively absorb all the humidity and that reflects on the ability of your freshly cleaned carpet to dry fast. Of course, if you recall, we recently wrote about different carpet cleaning methods. Some of them involve dry cleaning systems or require minimal drying time. Speak to your service provider to discuss the best option for your circumstances.