cleaning carpets is important for your health

Why Carpet Cleaning is More Important Than You Think

Some folks thinks that using a powerful vacuum cleaner is good enough to remove all dirt, dust mites, allergens, and so forth. Since dirt and grit can be embedded in the carpet fibers, in reality it is a better idea to have a deep steam carpet cleaning performed.

It’s best to have a carpet cleaned every 12 to 18 months. If the carpet is light in color, located in a heavy traffic area or you have kids/pets, then you want to get your carpet cleaned two to three times a year. Let us, Deep Steam Carpet Cleaning do your Atascadero carpet cleaning.

What are the health risks of a dirty carpet?

Carpet collects many different materials that can be harmful to human health. Dust, pet dander, dirt, bacteria, and household cleaning chemicals can become buried deep inside your carpet, and become difficult to remove. In turn, this lowers the air quality in your home. As the particles from the carpet circulate through the air when disturbed, the particles can settle in your lungs. This is particularly harmful for those who have allergies and asthma, as inhalation of these substances can make symptoms worse. Other negative physical effects that dirty carpet can cause:

  • Irritated skin
  • Frequent headaches
  • Persistent cough or sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Red, irritated eyes
  • Irritation of the nose and throat
  • Difficulty breathing

Prep your home for carpet cleaning

Before a professional carpet cleaner comes to a home, it is a good idea to pick up the small items off of the floor. For the larger pieces of furniture, move or have the carpet cleaner raise the furniture. If you cannot move the furniture, try placing plastic under the legs to prevent water damage.

After completing the cleaning process, wait 24 hours before putting everything back in place. By doing so, you can reduce the possibility of mold and mildew in the carpet and padding. Additionally, this precaution can help minimize moisture damage to the floor underneath.

Deep Steam Carpet Cleaning Atascadero is an IIRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certified) Certified firm who specializes in Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning, Tile and Grout Cleaning/Sealing, and Area Rugs and Auto Cleaning. Call today at (805) 543-5539.

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