Cleaning your rugs, upholstery, and carpeting not only helps to improve the appearance of your home and prolong the life of your floor coverings and furniture but perhaps the most valuable benefit from the cleaning process is improving your indoor air quality. According to the American Lung Association, if members of your household suffer from conditions that can affect their breathing, such as snoring or asthma, it is especially crucial that you vacuum your carpets at least three times a week. Vacuuming alone will not get it all, you should also have your carpets, rugs and upholstery steam/ hot water extracted at least once a year. If you are not fully convinced of the benefits of professional carpet, rug and upholstery cleaning, consider the following ways the process leads to improving your indoor air quality.
1. Professional cleaning eliminates trapped contaminants.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a dirty carpet can retain several sources of indoor air pollutants, including pet dander, cockroach allergens, lead, particle pollution, and everyday dirt and dust. Toxic airborne gases can adhere to these particles and also get trapped within the carpet. These toxic gases can be released through everyday activities such as vacuuming and walking across the carpet, which can cause them to contaminate the air in your home. Professional carpet cleaning services kills these bacteria through special shampooing formulas and can remove deeply trapped pollutants with high-powered vacuums. We believe the same holds true for your upholstery. Your furniture takes almost as much a beating as your carpet.
2. Carpet and upholstery cleaning can clear out dust mite infestations.
There are many homes that have dust mite infestations, yet most people are not aware of the infestation, because the creatures are microscopic. Dust mites themselves are not allergens, but they often leave behind feces and body fragments which are. Because these particles are microscopic in size, when the area is disturbed they can easily be inhaled , which can exacerbate allergies. Our steam/hot water extraction process for carpet, rug, upholstery and even your mattress will expose dust mites to a high temperatures they can not survive in.
3. Carpet cleaning can help prevent mold growth.
Dirty carpets, rugs and upholstery are at high risk of developing mold growth, especially in areas with high humidity levels, when exposed to uncontrolled moisture. Moisture frequently gets tracked into our homes and can sink deep into furniture and carpet fibers if not dried and vacuumed properly. Having your carpet and furniture cleaned regularly can prevent mold and mildew growth, because we high-powered equipment that does not over wet and can treat any areas on surface. By eliminating excessive moisture, you can prevent mold growth that can be harmful to your health if ignored for too long.