Does Carpet Cleaning
Help Remove Pests?
Finding out you have a flea and tick infestation in your home is not one of the landmarks you look forward to as a homeowner. In fact, unwelcome pests such as dust mites, fleas, and bed bugs cause quite a bit of unexpected stress in your home.
There are multiple steps you need to take to get rid of an infestation of pests. And professional carpet cleaning is one of the final steps to ensure the infestations are removed from your home.
Professional Carpet Cleaning Protects Your Home From Pests
Let’s start by giving you the answer you’re looking for: yes, hiring a professional carpet cleaner will be a crucial part to help remove bugs that may be living in your carpet.
In terms of carpet, in order to understand how this works, as well as why you may not be able to achieve the same results with weaker DIY carpet cleaning machines, keep reading.
What Pests Can a Professional Carpet Cleaner Treat?
While fleas may come to mind, you may be pleased to know that pests such as ticks, dust mites, and bed bugs can also be removed from carpet with the powerful cleaning methods of a pro carpet cleaner.
By using our high-quality equipment on your carpet, upholstery and bedding, we’re sure to tackle many problem areas within your home, removing not only the pest itself, but all of the eggs, excrement, and dust it may have left behind while in your home.
Understanding Your Opponent
To begin, we’re going to want to have a foundation for how each pest works so that the prime habitat areas can be professionally treated.
For example, fleas are more likely to be found within the fibers of your carpet than on a smooth surface such as hardwood flooring.
Similarly, dust mites and bed bugs prefer to establish their homes in dark, damp places in your upholstery, carpets, and your bedding.
Fleas and ticks will often be heavily concentrated around where warm-blooded organisms — specifically your pets — spend most of their time.
In addition to cleaning your home, you must also make sure that your family and furry friends are not housing any additional pests.
As such, we strongly recommend treating your pets first, and then treating your home in an attempt to prevent further contamination.
How Heat and Suction Save The Day
Hiring a professional carpet cleaner makes all the difference when it comes to not only cleaning your carpets, but keeping them safe from unwanted pests.
Here at One of a Kind Pros, we utilize powerful state-of-the-art equipment and a cleaning method known as "hot water extraction".
The reason that your at-home cleaning machines such as vacuums or home carpet cleaning machines will not be able to achieve the same results is because neither machine will have the power of superior suction and the very hot water / steam that is most effective at killing and removing pests.
In fact, while dry vacuuming may suck up and trap (not kill) some of the fleas in your home, dry vacuuming will not pick up mites at all - that’s where the heat and suction of a professional steam cleaning process used by a professional comes in.
Know When to Call a Professional
While a number of home remedies exist for each of the critters we’ve discussed, it is important to know when to call a pro carpet cleaner for help.
Sure, there are a number of rentable carpet cleaning machines, but not only will you be taking on the additional manual labor of cleaning your carpets with a subpar machine, you may also be leaving your carpet in a worse condition than before you had your bug problem.
You see, rented or purchased carpet cleaning machines may leave your carpet wet for too long, or they could even coat your carpet fibers in soapy residue if you use the wrong solutions, leaving your carpet with more issues to be solved on the back end.
There is no wrong time to call a pro carpet cleaner. Whether you just discovered the infestation and don't want it to get worse, or if you feel like you’ve tried your hand at a number of home remedies and over-the-counter solutions with little to no success, it may be time to call the pros.
Trust One of a Kind Pros!
Here at One of a Kind Pros, we value trust, communication, and a job well done. Having been in the business for over a decade, our main goal has always been to preserve the natural beauty of your home while making sure it remains healthy, safe, clean, and free of pests – for you and your family for years to come.
Serving Richmond and Houston, TX, and the surrounding communities, we are sure to provide a service unlike any other. Call us today to see how we can help you tackle even the toughest carpet and upholstery projects.
There’s no job too big or too small for One of a Kind Pros!
Call One of a Kind Pros to get your carpets looking, feeling, and smelling like new again.
To arrange for a professional carpet cleaning, contact us today for a free estimate.
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