How Carpet Cleaning Leads to a Healthy Home
How many hours a day do you spend at home? For most people, their home is their sanctuary. They spend time hanging out with family and friends and at least 6-8 hours sleeping at home. So, what if I told you that your “sanctuary” could be aggravating your allergies or asthma. In fact, dirt and debris could be at the root of many illnesses. That’s why it’s important to steam clean your carpets on a regular basis. To prove the point, let’s look at how carpet cleaning leads to a healthy home.
Carpet Cleaning Services vs Personal Vacuums
Most modern homes have a combination of hardwood, tile, and carpet in their homes. Typically, the bedroom areas are carpeted because it adds warmth and comfort. Kids, especially teenagers, spend a large amount of time in their bedrooms, studying, playing, or sleeping. Unfortunately, kids, especially teenagers, are not known for keeping their floors clean.
Regular vacuuming removes much of the dirt and debris you track onto your carpet, but it won’t remove bacteria, mold, or dust mites. Retail carpet cleaners or cleaning solutions may remove minor staining, but they will NOT extract the organisms like a professional cleaning system.
How often you need to deep clean your carpets depends on the number of people in your home and how many pets you own. For most, an annual steam cleaning of your carpets and upholstered furniture is enough to ensure a healthy home.
For homes with multiple pets, we recommend carpet cleaning two to four times a year. This is especially true if any family members suffer from respiratory conditions or other illnesses.
The Organisms in Your Carpet
Just because we can’t see the organisms living in our carpets does not mean they are not there. Dust mites, mold, and bacteria thrive in the padding underneath your carpet. No matter how diligent you are about not tracking dirt into a room, you cannot prevent airborne particles from settling.
The skin cells that everyone sheds each day become food for dust mites. Normally, this is good. Think of dust mites as nature’s garbage disposals. However, for some, the waste produced by dust mites causes an allergic reaction. So, if you are “allergic to dust” you are probably reacting to the waste produced by dust mites, not the dirt itself.
How does this make you sick?
We’ve talked about how dust mites affect the immune system. Mold is also a problem. Black mold releases spores that are breathed in and cause all sorts of respiratory issues, some quite severe. Professional steam cleaning can remove mold spores that have settled in your carpet. It can also remove any organic material that might harbor harmful bacteria.
How can you have a healthy home?
The first step in eliminating harmful organisms in your carpet is to schedule a professional carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning. Spectrum Carpet Cleaning uses state of the art equipment to deep clean carpets and extracts dirt and moisture trapped in the padding. We are located in Bristol, Indiana and serve Elkhart County homeowners. Call today and schedule your carpet cleaning and get back a healthy home.