Cleaning Challenges and Solutions: A Cleaning Blog

Cleaning Challenges and Solutions: A Cleaning Blog

Move-Out Cleaning — Why Steam Cleaning the Carpet Is Ideal

by Ralph Rodriquez

Move-out cleaning is an essential responsibility of being a property owner, as without thoroughly clearing out of premises when former tenants leave, you will have a challenging time attracting new tenants. Thus, it is always best to invest in professional cleaning from top to bottom so that your property is so clean that it almost looks brand new. If your rental property has been fitted with carpeting, it is also imperative to have these carpets cleaned prior to new tenants moving in. Hand scrubbing may seem affordable, but it is tedious and cannot guarantee that all stains will be eliminated. Instead, read these reasons why steam cleaning your carpets is ideal for move-out cleaning.

Steam cleaning eliminates all contaminants

The biggest benefit of steam cleaning your property's carpet before a new tenant inhabits the residence is that it can be used to get rid of all types of contaminants. Unlike most carpet cleaning techniques, the only medium that steam cleaning makes use of is scalding hot water. The temperature of the water is high enough to dislodge dirt and stubborn stains.

Moreover, the heat also can kill any living organisms on the carpet, such as bacteria, mould, mites, bedbugs and more. Once the cleaning process is complete, the steam is suctioned out of the carpet, and you can be assured that there will be no chemical residue on your carpet or a lingering odour of toxic detergents.

Steam cleaning is both child-friendly and environmentally friendly

Another reason why you should make use of steam cleaning techniques to revive the original lustre of your property's carpets is that you can rest assured you will not be posing any potential harm to children who move into the new home. One fact about industrial cleaners that some people may not realise is that they contain a compound known as sodium hypochlorite. Although sodium hypochlorite is best at removing stubborn stains and dirt elimination, the compound does contain some oxidising agents that can be corrosive.

If these oxidising agents are not thoroughly rinsed out, children that have skin-to-skin contact with the carpet could complain of skin irritations and burning eyes, and it could even have an ill effect on their lungs if inhaled—not to mention that airborne sodium hypochlorite will contribute to environmental degradation too! Thus, if you would like to ensure the safety of your future tenants while also minimising your impact on the environment, you should opt for steam cleaning.


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Cleaning Challenges and Solutions: A Cleaning Blog

Welcome to my blog. My name is Andrew. At home, my wife does all the cooking, but cleaning is my job. I also own a small business. As a result, I'm charged with keeping things clean at both work and home. At work, I have a cleaning crew that comes in nightly, and I have specialists (carpet cleaners, window washers, etc) who come in as needed. At home, my kids do chores, and I handle most of the rest. I only outsource dry cleaning and a bit of seasonal deep cleaning. In this blog, I am going to write about keeping your home and office clean. I plan to include a range of tips, and I hope that they help you. Thank you for reading!