Vancouverites- Why Cleaning your Carpet Can Protect Your Health
Carpet cleaning can tidy up and restore the appearance of your carpet, and help it last longer. However, the greatest benefits are the ones you can’t see.
The American Lung Association recommends vacuuming carpets around the home at least three times a week if members of your household suffer from conditions that affect their breathing such as asthma, sinus infections, allergic reactions or snoring. Their lives can be made more comfortable with thorough professional carpet cleaning at least once a year or more depending on the renovations done to your home in that timeframe such as painting or drywall. It may also bring further benefits for a healthier home.
Carpet Cleaning Removes Trapped Pollutants And Kills Bacteria
Indoor air pollutants settle among the fibers of a carpet, from everyday dust and dirt to lead and smoke particles, pet hair, and dander, and allergens from cockroaches and other pests. As the carpet becomes dirty and more of these particles are disturbed by everyday carpet use, toxic airborne gasses can bond to them and lie deep in the carpet pile.
Professional carpet cleaning can remove trapped pollutants with high-powered vacuum suction. They use specialized shampoo formulas to kill bacteria that become trapped in the carpet.
Clear Dust Mite Infestations With Carpet Cleaning
Many householders are unaware their homes are infested by dust mites because they are microscopic creatures. They only become evident by people’s allergic reactions after inhaling particles of their feces and body fragments. These allergens settle deep in the carpet and are disturbed and released by walking on the carpet.
Dust mites thrive in humid conditions that are prevalent across Vancouver and the rest of BC during summer months.
Professional carpet cleaning services can use steam cleaning to kill the dust mites by exposing them to high temperatures.
Carpet Cleaning Helps Prevent Mold Growth
Mold and mildew growth in carpets is a risk, especially in humid areas, when dirt and moisture get tracked into a carpet. Everyone knows the problems that arise from tracking in all the mud from your dirty shoes in the wet Vancouver weather. Damp carpets should be dried immediately and vacuumed. Regular, thorough carpet cleaning by professionals with powerful drying tools can eliminate any moisture lying deep in the carpet. This helps to prevent mold growth that can release spores that are harmful if inhaled. Mold and mildew may be growing on a carpet that is clean to the eye, and if left for too long in high humidity conditions, such as that of the weather in Vancouver, the mold may become a visible stain.