Indoor Air Quality and Carpet Cleaning

Did you know that indoor air can contain up to one hundred times the level of pollutants as outside air?

The reason for this is that carpets act like a giant air filter for your home, trapping pollutants like dust mites, pet dander, cockroach allergens, mold spores, pesticides, dirt and dust. Over time, these pollutants build up and become airborne during vacuuming or even daily activities like walking across the carpet. Children are at greater risk for exposure as they spend time playing on the floor and place their hands in their mouths.

Prolonged and continued exposure to these pollutants can cause allergic sensitization and can lead to the development of asthma or other respiratory diseases. In fact, in recent years, the EPA has consistently ranked indoor air pollution as one of the top five environmental risks to public health.

Hot water extraction, often referred to as steam cleaning, is a carpet cleaning method that utilizes the combination of high pressure and high temperature water. The pressurized high temperature water is forced into the base of carpet and works to lift and suspend trapped pollutants. while the high temperature kills dust mite populations, bacteria, and helps loosen dirt and debris. Followed by an extremely powerful vacuum system,  the water is extracted, removing these pollutants from your carpet and your home.

When performed regularly, having your carpets professionally cleaned will reduce exposure to potential allergens, improve indoor air quality, and ultimately may improve health.

 

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