It seems fairly obvious that having a clean, tidy home makes people feel good, but there is research showing so much more. Simply giving your carpet a deep clean can improve your mood and make your house a healthier environment for you and your family.

Clinical Psychologist Chris Skellet has recently said that doing housework is one way people can make themselves happier. While few people actually look forward to washing the dishes and other tasks, there is some evidence that when we have finished a chore we weren’t looking forward to we feel a real sense of achievement. This mood-enhancing effect works even more if we give ourselves a well-deserved treat afterwards.

There is also a lot of research which suggests that doing exercise can combat depression and improve mental health. While cleaning your carpet may not sound like exercise, it certainly can be. Putting some music on and dancing around, making it more intense and doing more rooms in one go can all turn it into a mini-workout.

Sadly, a vacuum cleaner is not enough to keep your house clean. Carpets harbour a number of unpleasant substances such as dirt, allergens, toxins and bacteria, and they can become full of pet hair, dust and crumbs. A study in the journal Paediatrics has shown that babies may be at risk from cigarette smoke trapped in floor coverings. Giving the carpet an annual deep clean makes the home a much healthier environment.

A dirty carpet won’t last as long, either. Dirt trapped in the fibres gradually wears them down, and mites, insects and mould can all take their toll. When you consider the minimal price of renting a machine, adding years to the life of the carpet is a huge bonus.

While you could have your carpets professionally cleaned, you only get some of these benefits. Professional machines don’t always clean deep down, and not everyone is comfortable letting strangers into their home. You are also paying for the person’s time, so it can be much more expensive. And besides, it’s much more fun to do it yourself! You can get the whole family involved and do something really positive with your weekend.

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