Cleaning your carpets not only improves the appearance of your home but also extends the life of your carpets. It is also beneficial to your family’s health and well-being. If members of your household suffer from conditions that can affect their breathing, such as snoring or asthma, it’s especially 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 least once a year. If you’re not fully convinced of the benefits of professional carpet cleaning, consider the following three ways the process leads to a healthier home:
Remove Trapped Pollutants
Dirty carpeting can trap and foster many sources of indoor air pollutants including pet dander, outdoor allergens, mites, lead, particle pollution, and everyday dirt and dust. Toxic airborne gases can adhere to these particles and also get trapped in your carpeting.
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 kill these bacteria and can remove deeply trapped pollutants with high-powered vacuums.
Clear Out Mites & Fleas
Dust mites are prevalent in almost every Canadian home. Most people don’t realize that they have this problem because the creatures are so small. 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 carpet maintenance work, which exposes your carpet to high temperatures that dust mites can’t survive. The process destroys flea infestations as well.
Remove & Prevent Mold
Dirty carpets carry the extra risk of facilitating mold growth when exposed to moisture. Whether you live in a humid area, have high humidity in your home, have water damage, or even just a spill, you are at risk for mold. In wet weather, moisture from outside gets tracked into your 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 be harmful to your health if left unchecked.