How Dirty Is Your Carpet?

Your carpets may look perfectly clean, but are they?


The Problem With Carpets

Julie Carpet Cleaner Thanet

While your carpets may look clean to the naked eye, carpets that don’t undergo regular deep cleaning can harbour a multitude of dust, dirt, bacteria and allergens. In fact, estimates suggest that your carpets could be up to 4,000 dirtier than a toilet bowl. With this in mind, it’s clear to see that a quick vacuum once a week just isn’t going to cut it!

Unfortunately, the fibres that make up your carpet are great at capturing and clinging onto dirt and dust particles, as well as providing the perfect environment for germs to thrive. Dead skin cells, pet hair, organic compounds and mould are also common culprits for dirtying your carpets. If left untreated, these particles build up and not only affect the overall appearance of your carpet but could also start to impact the hygiene of your home. 

How Can I ensure My Carpet Is Clean?

While getting your carpets 100% clean may seem impossible, there are a few things you can do to ensure your carpets areas free from dirt, dust and bacteria as possible: 

  1. Vacuum as often as possible – while vacuuming won’t necessarily remove the particles that are embedded deeper into your carpets, it will ensure that surface dust and dirt particles are removed. This will prevent them from being pressed further into the carpet with frequent use. 
  2. Use carpet protectors – again, carpet protectors won’t eliminate dirt and dust entirely, but they will do what they say on the tin. Carpet protectors help to form a protective layer on your carpet, meaning dirt, dust, and germs are less likely to cling to the carpet fibres. It also means stains remain on the surface rather than soaking through and worsening the issue. 
  3. Enlist a professional to deep clean your carpets – professional carpet cleaners use specialist equipment to lift dirt, dust and germs from the fibres of your carpet. This drastically reduces dirt build-up, not only improving the look of your carpet overall but ensuring they’re as clean and as hygienic as possible. 

Our Promise

We operate a small family team, which means that we are all on the same page when it comes to our core promise. Excellence, commitment & customer respect

dirty footprints on a clean carpet

So Are You Ready For That Deep Carpet Clean?

Here at Spring Clean Homes, we specialise in the deep cleaning of your carpets. We use our specialist equipment and extensive knowledge to rid your carpets of unwanted dust, dirt and bacteria, as well as leaving them looking as good as new. Our main aim is always to leave you with the happiest, most hygienic home possible.

For more information on our professional carpet cleaning service, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

Why Should Pet Stains Be Removed Professionally

While it may be tempting to mop up an accident quickly with a towel and household carpet cleaner, this isn’t the best method for removing pet staining and can lead to future issues.

Dogs have a powerful sense of smell and will often return to the scene of an accident to repeat the act. While this is a natural behaviour for dogs, it certainly isn’t ideal for you or your carpets. Odours from pet stains must be neutralised quickly and thoroughly, and this is not achievable with household cleaning products. While these products may mask the smell for us humans, dogs will not be fooled and may even want to return to the spot to re-mark their territory repeatedly. Once this becomes a habit, it can be challenging to break.

Without enlisting professional carpet cleaners, you may run the risk of replacing your carpet or rug altogether.
Waste from pet accidents may also seep into your carpets underlay, making it nearly impossible to remove with household cleaning products. A professional carpet cleaning service like Spring Clean Homes will be able to assess the extent of the damage and treat your carpet accordingly.

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Sharon GallagherSharon Gallagher
17:52 11 Aug 22
We decided to give our elderly Mother's apartment a freshen up. Along came Julie to clean the carpets , such a lovely young lady, so polite and explained everything she was going to do .Wonderful job, it was so hot today and Julie was still smiling at the end, plus Mum's carpets look great.We would highly recommend Spring Clean Homes .Thank you 👍
Malcolm RuthvenMalcolm Ruthven
10:18 26 Jul 22
We can't speak too highly of the prompt and generous service we received from Spring Clean Homes. At a crucial moment in the letting of our flat, Neil went out of his way not only to have all the windows beautifully cleaned but also to provide necessary paperwork. We look forward to Spring Clean Homes helping us on many other future occasions.
Carol BaxterCarol Baxter
10:43 17 Jun 22
Arrived on time and did a very good job on the carpets which had been badly stained by an accident. She came on her own but managed to move all the heavy furniture. We have used Spring Clean before and they always do a very professional job. Highly recommend.
Ashn PayAshn Pay
17:45 09 Jun 22
wouldn't use an other company the best we have ever usedamazing service !
13:53 04 May 22
Great service always received from Spring Clean Homes. Works are performed very well, and they are also honest to advise if a carpet is better suited to replacement (will not just book a job for the sake of it). Highly recommended!
Roger DeanRoger Dean
17:21 29 Mar 22
Spring clean were very helpful and Julia was very friendly and efficient. Very pleased with results of sofa and carpet cleaning.
katie chapmankatie chapman
14:14 25 Mar 22
Julie was absolutely phenomenal, super friendly and efficient. My carpet is 40+ years old and has never been deep cleaned, within an hour it had visibly brightened! So happy with the results. Highly recommend Spring Clean Homes! They're very professional, punctual and their response time is great too. Thanks so much Spring Clean Homes!
Jamie BakerJamie Baker
21:09 12 Dec 21
I highly reccomend the Spring Clean Homes team as for the job they didn't do in my flat. They managed to squeeze me into their busy Xmas schedule and rather than just taking my money and running, they were honest and said that my carpets are not suitable for a flat and they would happily write me an email to help support this to my letting agent on trying to get a deposit back. It was explained to me that because of the carpets age and quality, there would be no wow factor and it could likely damage the carpet that has no underlay. I value honesty and should I need to ever do any carpet cleaning after this then I will not look any further than Spring Clean Homes. Thank you
Zara WhiteZara White
07:34 06 Oct 21
Amazing service!! The girls were lovely and did a fantastic job. Will definitely being using Spring Cleam homes in the future. Thanks Ladies 😊


Our 6 Most Frequently Asked Questions

After our cleaning process, naturally the carpets are left slightly damp. Drying times can depend on a whole range of factors, so there is no one answer here. If your carpet is heavily soiled, and needs more moisture introduced and rinsed through the carpet, the drying time can be longer.
The best way to get the carpet dry after our cleaning process is to open some windows to create a through breeze across the top of the carpet, naturally a warm sunny day does help here too. During the cleaning process, we are also drying the carpet too with our machinery, and can also place air movers on the carpet to speed up the drying process. We leave overshoes at the property so you can safely walk on the carpet immediately after we leave.
As a guide though, we would say a few hours to have the carpet perfectly dry depending on the above factors.

We endevour to remove all stains, but if the stain has already caused permanent damage to the fibres, this may not be possible. With any stain, we recommend you do not use household cleaners on it prior to professional help as a combination of the product and scrubbing/agitation can cause damage.

Think of a radish and a carrot. A radish can be white on the inside and pink on the outside, this is how we describe a carpet stain that has not been scrubbed or worked on and the stain remains on top of the fibres. A carrot is orange all the way through, so could have already caused permanent damage to the fibres, permanently stained carpet.

The type of carpet also plays a part in stains being ‘removeable’. A wool carpet for example can easily absorb stains as it has ‘fish scales’, where as a polypropylene carpet is more likely to repel stains as it is more plastic based.

This is a common myth unfortunately. Your will notice that your carpets get soiled at the same rate as before cleaning but because the carpet is cleaner, it can appear more noticeable.

When detergents are used, a residue can be left in the carpet, meaning the carpet can go sticky and attract more soil very easily and quickly. We clean using the latest technology and solutions, so strong chemicals and detergents are a no no for us. We rinse through any cleaning solution that we use with an acidic rinse solution. As well as giving the carpet a ‘conditioner’, this also leaves the carpet safe on the pH scale.

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We request that you move any little bits of furniture that you can, ie your ornaments from the sides, small chairs and tables etc. If you are unable to do this, please do not worry though as we are more than happy to help out here.
During the cleaning process, we can move whatever furniture possible, we have sliders for sofas, chairs etc. We are unable to move any large book cases for example, cabinets or expensive items, or televisions (insurance reasons).

Absolutely, but please be aware that there is a reason we undergo as much training as we do. We are able to identify issues that may arise. Its also worth considering that a shop rented machine may not have been sanitised between visits so you could be cross contaminating your carpet with the previous users dog wee, blood, or worse!

Shop rented machines also tend to not be as powerful as our machinery, so if you do hire a machine, make sure you give as much attention to the drying as you do to the actual clean itself. Opening windows is a must, and if possible try to do this on a warm day.

The product that is generally supplied with these machines is a general cleaner. We advise that you try and match your problem to the bottle of cleaner that is supplied.

Hiring a machine from shops will generally not remove issues of dog urine odours as this may already be deeper rooted in the carpet. Sometimes, carpet needs to be pulled up and underlay to be replaced.