Can Carpet Cleaning Improve the Health of Your Home?

Tammy Emineth - Contributing Writing

Posted on Thursday 19th December 2019
Can Carpet Cleaning Improve the Health of Your Home?

It is no secret that a professional carpet cleaning can bring life back to your carpet by deeply cleaning it and removing deep-down dirt and stains. There are however more benefits than just a better appearance when you have your carpets professionally cleaned. The American Lung Association recommends vacuuming carpets at least three times weekly and having carpets professionally cleaned annually if members of your household have issues with breathing such as asthma, allergies, and snoring. Having your carpets professionally cleaned aids in the overall health of your home.

Dirty carpets can hold onto several different allergens and pollutants. Some pollutants that may be living in your carpet right now include pet dander, dust mites, and their droppings, cockroach allergens, lead, pesticides tacked in form outside, chemicals used to pave roads, dirt and dust. These pollutants become airborne with foot traffic and vacuuming. A professional cleaning uses high water temperature, mild shampoo, and high powered suction to kill the bacteria and extract pollutants from deep in the carpet.

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Dust mites are an allergy sufferers arch-nemesis and professional carpet cleaning will knock them out. These microscopic bugs are not generally thought of because they are invisible to the naked eye, but they are living in your carpet. If you have not had your carpet cleaned in a while there could be millions residing in the fibers of your floors. While the actual dust mite itself is not an allergen what they leave behind is making them the peskiest nuisance in your carpet especially in a home with allergy sufferers. A professional carpet cleaner using a truck-mounted steam system will be able to kill dust mites with the high-temperature steam.

 Professional Carpet Cleaning also helps to prevent mold growth another nuisance to clean air. In areas such as here in the northwest where air is most and it often rains water can be pulled into the carpet through leaks and tracked-in moisture. A professional carpet cleaning uses high-powered extraction to pull as much moisture out of the carpet as possible leaving only clean fibers behind. Professional carpet cleaning is not all about the appearance of your home but the air quality as well. 

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