Carpet Cleaning and Your Indoor Air Quality
Do you have family members with asthma or allergies? Are your workers or coworkers constantly sick? It may be surprising, but residential and commercial carpet cleaning can actually alleviate many issues related to indoor air quality. Carpet can have a significant impact on whether or not you can breathe easily in your home or office.
Carpet Retains More Than Just Stains
Even when vacuumed regularly, carpet can retain quite a bit inside of it. Carpet will retain dirt, debris, shed skin, pollen, and a wide variety of other allergens. Carpet can even retain mold – if spills are not properly cleaned or improper extraction techniques are used when cleaning, the carpet padding may never fully dry. Regardless, carpet is definitely filled with quite a few potential pollutants. This is even more true if you have pets within your home, or if you allow pets inside of your commercial property.
Carpet “Unleashes” Allergens Regularly
If carpet simply held on to dirt and allergens, it wouldn’t be that much of a problem. The real problem is that the
carpet also releases these allergens. Every time someone steps on the carpeting, the carpeting releases dirt, debris, and dander. These particles then fill the air. The busier your environment is, the more this happens. You can view this yourself: try to bring your hand down firmly on your carpet while shining a light on it. You’ll be able to see all that dust! Vacuuming alone cannot remove all of these particles.
Carpet Can Hold On to Bacteria and Bugs
It isn’t just particles that you need to worry about. Carpet can also be a home to living inhabitants: namely, bacteria and bugs. Bacteria can remain on the surface of carpet for hours and later be jettisoned into the air, where it can then circulate inside of a home or office. Bugs, such as mites, can live in improperly cleaned carpeting, creating additional dirt and dust, and potentially affecting the health of pets, children, and even adults.
Indoor Air Quality Can Affect Your Health
Indoor air quality doesn’t just cause allergies. It can cause breathing difficulties even in those who do not have
asthma or other breathing issues. Sinus infections, colds, flu, and other bacterial issues can all be exacerbated or directly caused through poor indoor air quality. Ultimately, those who live or work in an area with poor air quality will find themselves being ill more often than those who have better, cleaner air. And it isn’t just indoor air quality – direct contact with a dirty carpet can also cause similar health issues. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency has listed Indoor Air Pollution as one of the top 5 environmental health risks.
Now the good news. Regular carpet cleaning is a fast, easy, and effective way to treat all of the above issues. Even better, carpet cleaning will even reduce wear on carpet and make the carpet last longer – in other words, it’s a cost-effective solution.
We recommend scheduling a cleaning Twice A Year as a best practice for health considerations due to the problems associated with indoor air pollution.
If you, your family, or your employees seem to be having issues related to air quality, you should invest in a carpet cleaning to improve the overall health of the environment, today. Call the experts at Power Pup Clean to get the deepest clean carpets today at 206-931-8758!