Many homeowners might notice the abuse the summer had on the carpets, now that summer is fading, and we are heading into the fall months. Also, with the holidays fast approaching, people are looking for solutions to restore the abused carpets. With this in mind, we at Tough Carpet Cleaning would like to elaborate on the impact the summer had on the carpets.
Mold Growth on Carpet
With the encouragement of the summer heat and humidity levels, the microscopic mold spores can take seed and grow, as even the dryer climates are susceptible from other moisture sources. From the conditions summer bring as the carpets often host microbes such as bacteria, mold spores, and mildew. With enough moisture contact to the carpet, the mold and mildew can sprout from the moisture. A few examples of moisture can come from the kids playing in the pool or even the sprinklers, summer rain, or the natural humid climates. Keep in mind that mold prefers dark, so if it is growing on you carpets, it is likely going to do so from the beneath the carpets. You may want to invest in professional cleaning to extract the potential mold growth taking place beneath the surface if you believe the carpets have been exposed to moisture during the past summer. Be sure for any signs of mold growth.
High Traffic Areas of Carpet
During the summer months, the foot traffic traipsing across the carpets often increases. The dirt and debris are tracked inside as well with the increasing abuse of foot traffic. The extra summer dirt and debris that has accumulated beneath surface, as well as helping the fibers relax to their original state, can be accomplished with a dependable professional. Be sure to out extra effort in routine vacuuming and have people avoid wearing shoes while walking on the carpets for next year.
Carpet Sun Fading
Though most enjoyed the extra hours of day the summer brings, the sunlight, being so much more potent during the summer, leads to an increase in color fading on your carpet. Faded carpets often look worn, old, dull, and dingy. In addition to the color fading, the intensity of the UV rays can cause the carpet fibers to sustain damage. The color fading is a slow transition and not immediately noticed, usually taking the moving of the furniture to see the difference. To help prevent sun damage in the future, offer the carpets more protection by using UV film covers, drapes, curtains and/or blinds. Also, move the furniture to even the wear and invest in a professional carpet cleaning to help revitalize the carpet fibers.
Dust Mites & Allergens in Carpet
The allergens rise increasingly high and the insect activity is increased during the summer months. These annoyances are typically brought inside inadvertently bottom of shoes, on our pets, among other circumstances. Make sure the landscaping is well-kept for the next season and make a practice not to vacuum more frequently and implement walk-off mats.