What’s In Your Carpet?

No matter if you’re seeking out residential cleaning or janitorial services in the greater Boston, MA area, anyone with a carpet could benefit from professional carpet cleaning. Echo Cleaning wants our customers to know about what exactly lives in their carpets and why it matters:

Allergens

Pollen, dust mites, and dust are invisible to the naked eye but exist within your carpets both at home and in an office. These organisms contribute to allergy symptoms, which nearly 40% of Americans suffer from, according to the National Center for Healthy Housing. Symptoms can include but are not limited to such as respiratory problems, skin irritation, and watery eyes.

Bacteria and viruses

Bacteria and viruses can live up to four weeks in a carpet and contain around 200,000 per square inch. This statistic means your carpet is actually far dirtier than even your toilet seat! If you find your family is sick for weeks at a time, your carpet could be contributing to their inability to fight off the illness!

Mold

Whether you’ve invested in certain types of traditional steam carpet cleaning that uses gallons of water or your carpet has been exposed to excessive humidity, there is a good chance that mold has begun to grow in areas you are unable to see. Mold often presents itself as allergy symptoms to those who are impacted by it.

Dirt and debris

Did you know that nearly 75% of Americans admit to walking around their home with their shoes on? Not only are they tracking in the elements from outside, but they are also being ground into the carpet with every step, which damages the color of the carpet and can significantly impact its integrity.

Dead skin

Even though we don’t want to think about it, the human body sheds 1.6 pounds of dead skin every year. Dead skin contains oils, dirt, and sweat, which are then forced into your carpet’s fibers. Additionally, dust mites feed on the dead skin cells in your carpet, which helps them reproduce and spread.

Fortunately, our team is here to provide professional carpet cleaning and other services for your business or home. We would love to work with you and improve your living environments, one service at a time.

With more questions about our cleaning services in Massachusetts, please contact our team at Echo Cleaning today by calling (978) 758-4858.

Myths About Carpet Cleaning

Echo Cleaning has walked into many homes and commercial spaces for carpet cleaning services where their flooring needs some serious TLC. There are plenty of customers out there who believe in these common carpet cleaning myths that we want to debunk for the future!

“My carpet is newer. I don’t need cleaning yet.”

Our carpets hold a lot more airborne bacteria and other microbes than many are aware of. Though your carpet might be one to two years old, routine cleaning improves longevity and removes dirt and other contaminants before they become a bigger problem.

“The cleaning products I buy at the store work just as well.”

Even when you’ve found the holy grail of cleaning products, they are often not ideal for maintaining the integrity of your carpet. These products have an abundance of harsh chemicals to be effective and often will even pull the color from your carpet.

“If my carpet looks good, I shouldn’t bother cleaning it.”

Though your carpet might look great from the outside, cleaning can prevent potential damage in the future! Waiting until you can visibly see a color difference means that there has already been damage completed to the fibers.

“Renting a DIY carpet cleaning machine is the same as the professionals.”

Many homeowners will rent or buy their own carpet cleaning machine with the hopes to save money in the long run. Unfortunately, these machines put a lot of water into your carpet and drying is extensive. This can lead to mildew, mold, and break down of the backing.

Whether you’re in need of carpet cleaning or any of our other cleaning services in MA or NH, Echo Cleaning would love to help bring your flooring and other services back to life with professional techniques, machines, and cleaning products that improve the longevity of your space.

With more questions, please contact us today at (978) 758-4858.

Identifying Areas of Your Office To Have Cleaned

Businesses, no matter what services they provide or what products they are selling, should be as clean as possible to attract and to keep customers. Cleaning an office space can be time consuming. Considering top quality cleaning professionals in MA, a professional cleaning company with the know-how and equipment can take care of the areas in your office in need of cleaning. Read on for some common areas in the office that need to be cleaned.

Carpets and floors

The number one concern for any office space or business are the floors. Most hard-surface flooring shows dirt and dust quickly. Floors can be cleaned with a broom or mop, but they may need to be steam cleaned or waxed for proper maintenance.

Consider childcare facilities which should have their carpets and their floors cleaned quarterly as there are many activities that involve children sitting or lying down. Manufacturing facilities or businesses or offices that have high-energy appliances should have their floors cleaned frequently to avoid damage from debris or loose materials. The right equipment and proper know how makes it easier for professionals to take care of this time-consuming workload and get the job done properly.

Restrooms

In offices and childcare facilities, and any building really, restrooms are integral and should be cleaned daily. By cleaning them daily, it protects people from bacteria and from exposure to harmful waste. If the restroom isn’t being cleaned regularly, it compromises the health of employees and their families.

Desks and tables

Common touch points, just like computers, include desks and tables. They are often occupied by several people in a day. Some people eat lunch at their desks which can litter the area with food scraps. Because of this these areas should be cleaned weekly in the least, but preferably they should be cleaned daily. Especially kitchen tables in order to avoid the spread of bacteria.

Kitchen

Kitchen areas in break rooms have a high volume of human interaction and should be cleaned weekly or more often. Especially when illnesses are being spread. Daily touch ups help when there are seasonal illnesses so it isn’t as easy for them to spread. It is especially helpful to clean coffee stations and microwaves daily to avoid infectious diseases or viruses, especially when it’s flu season.

Windows

Windows are an essential part of residential and commercial building spaces and office spaces. They help to promote comfort and positive morale. They should be cleaned bi-monthly to avoid being clouded with dirt. The outside of high rise buildings can schedule for cleaning of the outside of the windows quarterly, or bi-annually.

These are just a few areas that are of concern for those considering janitorial services. For information about top quality cleaning results in MA, contact Echo Cleaning at (978) 809-8181.