Pressure washing uses high-pressure water for cleaning dirty surfaces. A moderately low-pressure nozzle is ideal for cleaning carpets compared to a high-pressure one since the latter can damage your rug's fibers. Also, you must angle the spray correctly to clean dirt and debris from the carpet's surface. If you spray the mat directly with water, you will drive the dirt deeper into the fibers.
Also, direct spraying may cause the dirt to fly around and land on neighboring surfaces. You can change the angles and attack the dirt from all sides to eliminate tough stains. Here are three signs your carpet needs pressure washing.
Visible Dirty Spots
If you notice your carpet has visible dirty spots that won't go away even after a thorough cleaning, you need pressure washing services. You might think you must wash your rug more aggressively, but this will only push dirt and debris deep into its fibers. Also, some chemical detergents can leave a sticky residue that will attach dirt particles to the fibers.
Pressure washing will solve this problem by lifting the dirt off the surface before eliminating it. This advantage will transform your carpet and make it spectacularly clean. Unlike pressure washing, typical cleaning methods can cause your carpet to look dull and ineffective.
If your carpet is fairly new but looks old, pressure washing can renew its former appearance and improve its lifespan. You won't have to buy a new rug too soon, saving you money.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
If your home has poor indoor air quality, but you can't trace the cause, your carpet could be the culprit. Dirt, debris, pet dander, and other particles can get trapped in your carpet. These particles will find their way into your home's air directly or through your HVAC ductwork. Your HVAC system will absorb the dirty air from your carpet and redistribute it back into your home.
Inhaling contaminated air can lead to various allergic reactions, such as watery eyes, an itchy nose, a sore throat, and difficulty breathing. The pollutants can also worsen allergic reactions in people with asthma.
Your carpet can trap various substances, including sweat, food crumbs, pet urine, dander, and chemicals from washing solutions. With time, your carpet can start to smell funny if you don't pressure wash it properly. The odor can spread to other rooms in your home, making you uncomfortable. Worse still, moisture in the carpet can trigger mold growth, especially if you don't clean your carpet regularly.
The spores from the mold can spread into your home through your air conditioner's vents. Mold exposure can lead to various allergic reactions like difficulty breathing.
Reach out to a company like Nutter's Superior Pressure Washing LLC to find out more.