Your Carpet Is the Most Important Air Filter In Your Home

Here are some reasons why you need to clean your carpet on a regular basis.

Dirt is not the only reason to clean your carpet. As you probably know, outdoor air contains pollens, fungus, bacteria, air pollution, cigarette smoke, car exhaust, and hundreds of other chemicals. When you come into your home, you carry those pollens, bacteria and chemicals in your hair and on your skin, clothing and shoes. All of those chemicals and toxins end up in your carpet. If you have allergies, asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problems – one major cause could be the pollens, fungus smoke and chemicals in your carpet.  A healthy home is a clean home.

Remove dust mites from your carpet. This is especially important if you have allergies, because the waste excreted by these dust mites is very irritable to the sinuses. The reduction of dust mites in carpet following your carpet cleaning is due much in part to the removal of dead skin and dander from the carpet. This is the mites food and reducing it will reduce the number of dust mites.

To freshen up your home. Your carpet acts like a giant air filter trapping contaminants. This filter needs to be cleaned on a regular basis. Even if it doesn’t appear dirty, cleaning it will improve the odor of your home and make your house smell fresher.

Your carpet can hold its weight in soil and this is often not apparent because it is designed to hide soil. This hidden soil will eventually damage your carpet by wearing down the fibers. So to protect your carpet you should have it cleaned professionally every 9 to 12 months.

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