Back-to-School Season is the Best Time for Carpet Cleaning

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For many households, back to school brings peace and quiet. Summer days are filled with a flurry of activities that bring kids in and out of the house — making noise as well as a mess. Summer vacation also means more leisure time spent inside the home — often parked on the couch, eating snacks.

Once the kids have returned to school, take a minute to soak in the silence. Then take another minute to consider all the gross stuff your carpets have soaked in. Sand from the beach. Dirt from the baseball field. That little gift Lady left for you on the lawn. Ground in chips and soda spills. With the house to yourself again, now’s a great time to get your carpets deep cleaned by a professional.

Deep Cleaning Your Post-Summer Carpets

Those summer stains, grime and dirt will require more than a quick pass with a vacuum cleaner. To truly get your carpets clean and sanitized, you’ll want to call in certified carpet cleaning pros with specialized equipment. Your carpets may not look that dirty, but consider this: the average carpet has around 200,000 bacteria per square inch.1 You can’t see them, but they’re hiding in those fibers.

If that doesn’t gross you out, this might. A study by Home Advisor revealed that the average carpet has 30.2 times more germs than a kitchen refrigerator handle, 16.4 times more germs than a cellphone, and 5.7 times more germs than a toilet seat.2 Yuck. 

The same study showed that the typical carpet also has over 91,000 colony-forming units (CFUs) of germs per gram of dust, 95% of which are bacteria. That includes bacillus, fungus and cocci — all of which can contribute to illness and infections. Add hair, skin cells, pet dander and plant matter to the mix, and you’ve got a carpet in serious need of deep-down cleaning.

In fact, the American Lung Association recommends regular carpet cleaning to help reduce microbes and particles that can worsen allergies and asthma.2 So if you haven’t had your carpets professionally cleaned all summer, now’s the perfect time to do it — when the kids are back in school and out of the house.

Leave the Carpet Cleaning to the Pros

To remove those microscopic germs, ground-in grossness and stubborn stains, your best bet is to go with the pros. COIT’s professional technicians are specially trained according to standards set by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the industry’s leading independent organization. COIT carpet cleaning pros also use advanced methods and EPA-approved cleaning solutions that reach deep into carpet fibers to clean, remove stains and sanitize. 

COIT additionally offer deodorizing and stain protection to help preserve and protect carpets from future soiling, wear and tear. The end result is a carpet that looks and smells like new — and that keeps your home environment healthy. With COIT’s 100% satisfaction guarantee, you’ll be happy with the results or COIT will make it right.

So, as you bid so long to summer, say hello to a cleaner, fresher, healthier carpet and home. Contact COIT today to schedule your back-to-school professional carpet cleaning.

1. Philip Tierno Jr., Ph.D., The Secret Life of Germs.

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