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Did you know that problems related to breathing, such as snoring or asthma can be directly related to your carpet? Carpet cleaning has become more of a requirement for good health rather than just a luxury. It’s a matter of your health to get all that trapped dirt out of the carpet. Although vacuuming with a high quality vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter should be done a couple of times weekly, you should also have your carpets professionally cleaned at least twice a year. This is especially true if you have kids and pets. It’s not just for cleanliness; it’s for your health.
Removing Allergens Through Carpet Cleaning
There are pollutants deep in your carpet that vacuuming alone just can’t remove entirely. To make sure you’re getting the best clean possible, you need a deep steam cleaning, which kills allergens and bacteria. Even cockroaches and other bugs can release their droppings into the carpet which can trigger allergies in many people. Dust mites and dirt can only be removed through high temperature steaming. You could also have particles carried through the air from gases and other substances that could settle into your rugs and carpet and over time, this too can cause breathing problems. Carpet cleaning companies use high powered machines and special detergents designed to kill allergens and dust mites.
Problems with Humidity
Dampness can be a big problem in humid or subtropical climates like we have in the southern United States. This causes mold, which is a huge health concern. Wet weather just makes the problem worse as the trapped moisture creates problems. The mold can settle into the padding under the carpet and spread. The only way to kill the mold is by drying out the carpet, which professionals have the equipment to do. Moisture needs to be drawn to the surface and dried out so that the mold can be killed and the area treated. Deep carpet cleaning should be done to prevent any problems with health due to mold.
Dust Mites and Other Particles
The fiber of the carpet hides dust mites and microscopic particles that normal shampoo will not get rid of. Only the pros have the proper methods to get down deep and rid your carpet of these particles at the fiber level. An infestation of dust mites can take place without your ever knowing it and wreak havoc on your breathing and general health. Children are especially vulnerable to these conditions. Steam cleaning is the recommended method for killing dust mites. Only very high temperatures will do the trick and that is something the professionals will need to do.
Finally, regular carpet cleaning will go a long way to preserving the longevity of your carpet. You invested in your home and the carpet within it, so do all you can to ensure years of pleasure and all the living that will take place on that carpet!
For more information on professional carpet cleaning, call Castaway Carpet Cleaning Today 925-634-3212