Winter carpet tips: regular carpet and upholstery cleaning may help reduce germs

Living life inside

If you’re like most, you haven’t been to a movie theater lately. Instead, you might be discussing the streaming services that are portals to the hottest TV shows. The Olympics may have you glued to your screens absorbing big air and spectacular falls that dash a lifetime hopes.

Perhaps you’re gnashing your teeth or cheering over the Super Bowl results. And maybe you are one of the thousands who happily consume about 1.42 billion saucy chicken wings (truth) in our living or rec rooms during the game.

If you’re more active, you likely to have a home gym to sweat it all off, maybe with a virtual trainer. In-person gym membership numbers are down too.

Our winter habits this year add up to a lot of time at home. A bunch of chillaxing nestled on sofas and sprawled back in easy chairs. Hours breathing hard and sweating on the treadmill or Peloton. We crowd together, eat, drink, spill and… sneeze or cough. We also shed skin as fast as our pets shed hair.

Steam clean for health

That’s why it’s more important than ever to regularly clean your carpets and upholstery. Steam cleaning not only keeps your home livable and your upholstery newer, it may help reduce germs that are caught in that easy chair, or that land in front of your well-used sofa.

Not sure your upholstery needs a good clean? Grab a white cotton towel. Rub it on the surface of your most used furniture. If it stays clean, perhaps you can wait a couple more months to call a professional. If your towel is smudged with dirt, it’s time to consider steam cleaning.

At A Personal Touch Carpet Cleaning we employ a truck-mounted steam cleaning system and the water used to clean your carpet is at least 180 degrees. According to industry guidelines, that’s hot enough to kill 98 percent of household germs including colds and flu.

Steam clean for comfort

According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, a whopping 50 million Americans experience allergies every year. Allergies are the 6th leading cause of illness in the U.S! Allergies happen when our immune systems react to foreign substances. Scientists call those substances “allergens.” Common respiratory allergens are dust, pollen, grass and pet dander.

You guessed it, frequently used furniture and carpeting can accumulate all of these things—especially in a state like Colorado when we love being outdoors (and tracking them inside) as much as we love our pets.

Regular vacuuming as well as carpet and upholstery cleaning can make every breath easier for those with sensitive immune systems in your family. If you have allergy sufferers among your loved ones, we recommend upholstery and carpet cleaning at least once a year.

Trust the experts

Dining chairs, easy chairs, throw pillows and loveseats can all use routine TLC. A professional carpet and upholstery cleaner like A Personal Touch can help you remove spills and pet odors with a thorough steam cleaning. Our IICRC trained technicians are knowledgeable about many different kinds of furniture fabrication from leather to corduroy and velvet. You can trust your furniture to us, be it Furniture Row, antique, Bauhaus vintage or ultra-modern. For frequently used pieces, we can professionally apply fabric protector to extend the life of your furniture.

Get in touch today

A Personal Touch Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning can help keep your family healthy and your furniture stain-free and vibrant. We don’t cut corners, we clean them. Call us at 720-344-2870 for a free estimate or simply schedule an appointment.


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