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Why have your carpets professionally cleaned?

3/1/2024 (Permalink)

Carpet cleaning can improve the appearance ofyour homeand extend the life of your carpet, but perhaps the most valuable benefit from the process is improving your family’s health.

According to the American Lung Association, if members of your household suffer from conditions that can affect their breathing, such as snoring or asthma, it’s crucial that you vacuum your carpets at least three times a week. Beyond vacuuming regularly, you may also benefit from having your carpets professionally cleaned at minimum once a year.

Here are a few ways the process leads to a healthier home:

Carpet cleaning eliminates trapped pollutants.According to theEnvironmentalProtection Agency, dirty carpet can retain several sources of indoor air pollutants, including but not limited to, pet dander, cockroach allergens, lead, particle pollution, and everyday dirt and dust. Toxic airborne gases can adhere to these particles and get trapped within the carpet. These toxic gases can be released through everyday activities such as vacuuming and walking across the carpet, which can cause them to contaminate the air in your home. Professional carpet cleaning services kills these bacteria through special shampooing formulas and can remove deeply trapped pollutants with high-powered vacuums.

Carpet cleaning can clear out dust mite infestations.Many homes have dust mite infestations, but most homeowners aren’t aware of the infestation due to the creatures being microscopic. Dust mites themselves aren’t allergens, but they often leave behind feces and body fragments which are. Because of the microscopic size of these particles, they can easily be inhaled when the area is disturbed, which can exacerbate allergies. Many professional carpet cleaning companies utilize a technique known as steam cleaning when performing carpetmaintenancework, which exposes your carpet to high temperatures that dust mites can’t survive.

Carpet cleaning can help prevent mold growth.In areas with high humidity levels, dirty carpets are at a high risk of developing moldgrowthwhen exposed to moisture. In precipitous weather, moisture can get tracked into the home and can sink deep in the carpet fibers if not dried and vacuumed immediately.Having your carpet cleaned regularly can prevent mold and mildew growth, because professional carpet cleaners have high-powered drying tools that annihilate moisture. By eliminating moisture, you can prevent mold growth that can cause health effects if ignored for too long.

Call SERVPRO of Catonsville for your next carpet cleaning: 410-242-7370

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