There is a connection between your carpet and indoor air quality which means keeping your carpets cleaned properly is extremely important to have a healthy environment for you and your family.
Most of us spend more time indoors than we do outside yet we may not think of how our carpeting can adversely affect us. Carpeting can harbor pollutants, such as dust mites, dirt particles, bacteria, pet dander, cockroach droppings, and lead. If liquids have been spilled on carpets or it has suffered water damage at any time, there can also be mold spores growing in your carpet’s fibers. Even new carpeting can adversely affect the air quality in your home. Your new carpeting may contain chemicals or adhesive glues that can release harmful pollutants and odors into the air that you and your family breathe.
Health Issues Caused by Carpeting Pollutants
Pollutants in your carpeting can cause a number of health issues, including sneezing, allergies, skin irritation, stuffy or runny nose, recurrent headaches, itchy, irritated eyes, fatigue, asthma, and shortness of breath. Daily or at least weekly vacuuming by you or a family member is needed but when it comes to removing these harmful pollutants completely, it is better to leave it up to the professionals.
The Effects of Carpet Pollutants on Air Quality
Basically, your carpet acts like a large filter, trapping and collecting all types of indoor air pollutants and while you can remove some of those with regular vacuuming, you need to have them deep-cleaned at least once or twice every year. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality can be 10 times worse than outdoor air quality and a large part of that is due to the pollutants trapped deep inside your carpet’s fibers.
Call in the Pros
Our carpet cleaning professionals have the powerful equipment needed to completely remove the pollutants that can adversely affect the air quality of your home’s environment to keep you and your family safe and healthy. Not only will your carpeting look, smell, and feel clean and fresh again, it will actually be safer for you and the people you love the most. Call us today for an assessment of all of your carpet cleaning needs.