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After we had our home burgled I had to clean it from top to bottom. It felt kind of dirty at home, as though all of our possession had been contaminated by the crime. I know that everyone whose home is broken into or the victim of a crime at home goes through similar feelings of creepiness and a need to clean. I thought it might be useful to start a blog to discuss how to clean the house or the best cleaning services to use to help your house feel like a home again. It should be useful to anyone who has gone through a bad experience and needs a fresh start in their own beloved home.


Cleaning after a crime

Two Reasons to Try Deep-Cleaning Your Home's Carpets Before Replacing Them

Warren Nguyen

If you think your home's carpets might need to be replaced, you should consider getting them deep-cleaned before you decide to do this. Here are two reasons why. 

A lot of the issues that you think are unfixable could be eliminated by carpet-cleaning machine

One reason to give a carpet-cleaning service a try before ordering new carpets is that many of the current carpets' flaws, which you might have assumed are unfixable, could potentially be eliminated by a carpet-cleaning machine (and a skilled cleaner who knows how to use it correctly). For example, if due to years of being slept on by your cats or dogs, the carpets have a musty, unclean odour that you cannot seem to get rid of and can only mask with scented carpet freshening products, you might want to try out this service.

The reason for this is that this stubborn odour might just be caused by the base of the carpet, that the odour has penetrated, never having been scrubbed thoroughly enough with the right type of carpet detergent and then treated with steam. The combination of these two carpet cleaning processes could loosen and then kill off the odour-producing bacteria.

Likewise, if your carpets' colours no longer look as vibrant as they once did, but instead look much duller and darker, this might not necessarily be due to them ageing but may instead simply be caused by the build-up of years of grime on them, that your domestic vacuum and ineffective carpet-cleaning products haven't been able to remove. If this is the cause of their dullness, then letting a cleaner deep-clean them with their carpet cleaner could result in this grime being lifted away from the carpet fibres. This, in turn, might result in their previous vibrancy and beauty reemerging.

It could save you lots of money

Choosing to get your carpets deep-cleaned before you consider replacing them might save you lots of money. Whilst you'll need to pay for this service, the cost is likely to pale in comparison to that of purchasing brand-new carpets for several areas of your home and then hiring a carpet fitter to put them in place. Furthermore, you won't need to incur the cost of paying to dispose of your old carpets (due to their size, these cannot usually fit in household bins).

By greatly improving the condition and smell of the carpets, without overspending, you'll then be left with more money that you could use to spruce up your home or its floors in other ways. For example, if one of the reasons you were thinking about replacing the carpets was that some of them had become a bit threadbare in a few spots, you could spend some of your leftover cash on a few rugs to cover these areas.

Reach out to a carpet cleaning service near you for more details.