If you are one of more than 50 million Americans that suffer from allergies, you know the chronic issues it can cause. The sneezing, the runny nose, the red eyes…it’s a tale of woe that many endure every year.
But did you know that your allergies can get aggravated by what’s going on INSIDE your home? The problem can lie right at your feet…your carpet.
There is a solution, however. Many homeowners have found allergies and other health issues can potentially be alleviated by getting a professional carpet cleaning. Keep reading to discover some surprising health benefits of professional carpet cleaning.
Remove Dirt & Allergens
Most people enjoy carpets for the soft, warm feeling of walking on interwoven fibers. Whether low or extra cushion fibers are there, those fibers can be an issue if not cleaned from time to time.
What are some things that can get trapped inside these fibers? Pet dander (think of dandruff but from your furry or flighty friend) as well any dirt tracked in getting trapped in your carpet. Even if you vacuum regularly, they can still be there or stirred back up into the air, aggravating allergies and causing other potential health issues.
While it’s bad enough to deal with outdoor allergies, no one wants to deal with them in the comfort of your own home. Getting your carpet cleaned by a professional helps keep allergy and asthma attacks down to a minimum.
Eliminate the Potential For Mold
You may think that your carpet is unlikely to be growing mold because your home has never had any water damage. However, your carpet can still be at risk of accumulating moisture and growing dangerous mold. How?
When homeowners live in an area that has a lot of moisture and humidity, the air is always more saturated with water. These water droplets settle in carpets and create an environment that encourages mold to grow.
Moisture can also be brought in by unwary foot traffic from rain or snowstorm. Once the water gets into the carpet, it can saturate the carpet padding underneath, and is not possible to be removed by a regular vacuum.
So how do you keep your carpet dry? You guessed it! A professional carpet cleaning. Why? Carpet cleaning services include industrial drying. This process eliminates an environment that would encourage those nasty little mold spores to grow.
Say Goodbye to Dust Mites
First of all, what are dust mites (besides disgusting)? Dust mites are one of many causes of indoor pollutants and are also linked to allergies. Dust mites are tiny little insect-like pests that are so small they are microscopic, undetectable to the naked eye.
And here’s a fact that will make your skin crawl…every home has hundreds of THOUSANDS of them. About four out of five homes in the United States have detectable levels of dust mite allergen in at least one bed. Yes, no matter how clean you keep your home and carpet, you still have them crawling everywhere.
Sorry for the mental image.
However, dust mites do not bite or sting humans. So why are they a problem?
Dust mites, like any other organism, give off fecal matter. And when they die, their bodies break up into tiny little pieces. These small bits are what can cause an allergic reaction in people and can aggravate those who have asthma.
And like dirt or moisture, dust mites can live a happy little existence in your carpet as well. How does a professional carpet cleaning make sure they don’t set up a permanent home in YOUR home?
Cleaning services include a thorough (yet safe) steam cleaning on your carpets. The temperature of the hot steam raises the temperature in the carpet fibers to a temperature dust mites can not live in. This kills off their population. Then, an industrial-strength vacuum removes them from your carpet.
Potential Pet Problems
Keeping a carpet clean can be especially tough when you have pets around. Like it or not, pets can be dirty, and carry all kinds of problems to your home. Not to mention the fact that sometimes pets can have…ahem… “accidents” on your carpets that soak right in.
All these issues carry a risk of disease that can affect you and your family’s health. And while you may do all you can to clean up after your pet, it still is very beneficial to get your carpet cleaned from time to time. It’s guaranteed to take care of whatever Fido may have added to your carpet.
Taking Care of Other Issues With a Professional Carpet Cleaning
Most carpets are made of synthetic fiber, which means they are not from mother nature. These fibers can contain some air pollutants, which are released into the air of your home with regular vacuuming. Even walking across your carpet you can be releasing some toxic gases into the air without knowing it.
Why is this a problem? Prolonged exposure to these gases can affect your health. However, hiring a cleaning service for your carpet can help with this problem as well.
The shampoo used on the carpet by professional cleaners does more than just a deep clean. They are formulated to remove these trapped molecules from your carpet, and then those pollutants are removed.
What does a professional carpet cleaning also take care of? Pollen, pesticides, dirt, and other pollutants like to find a nice, spacious home in your carpet as well. A good professional steaming and cleaning of your carpet remove all the debris that could impact you and your family’s health negatively.
Keep Your Family Healthy
No matter what, getting a professional carpet cleaning regularly is a great idea for many reasons. Not only are you protecting your family’s health, but you’ll end up with a clean carpet to enjoy for a long time.
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