In the very early days, vacuum cleaners must have seemed an absolute heaven sent miracle after always having to manually sweep carpets over and if possible, get the smaller ones taken outside to be thrust over a stout line and then beaten vigorously for a few days. This difficult and energy sapping task was essential to stop grubs from taking hold and to remove the amount of dust and muck floating about as a result of coal fires. The maids would sweep out the fire and remake every morning, but much of the results of their sweeping actions would still be in the air to slowly land on the carpet during the next few hours.
Having a commercial carpet clearning service is such a joy. The fabulous clean results really lift the hygiene of the house and make visiting so much more pleasant. Also, the life of the carpet is extended with regular professional handling.