A few health reasons to consider carpet cleaning
There are a few good reasons why you should have your carpets cleaned periodically, but none more important than its effect on your physical health.
If anyone who lives with you has an issue with breathing or congestion, something that affects their sleep, like frequent colds or loud snoring, this creates an event greater reason to clean frequently. Top carpet cleaners suggest having your floors cleaned at least once a year, even if you vacuum daily, which is a good idea anyway. If breathing is already difficult for people in your household, any irritants in the house atmosphere may worsen their experience, so here are a few reasons to consider carpet cleaning:
Carpet cleaning can take care of pesky dust mites.
Dust mites aren’t necessarily harmful to humans, and there’s no reason to be worried about them. However, the things that dust mites leave behind CAN be a nuisance, such as their feces and skin particles, which will worsen allergies that you may have. Because these particles are so small, they can be carried on the air like dust, and become inhaled (or at least land on your skin). To deal with nuisances like dust mites and what they leave behind, a good carpet cleaner will utilize steam cleaning, which subjects these critters to high levels of heat, which they cannot survive.
Carpet cleaning removes toxic elements trapped in the fibers.
Here’s a short list of some pollutants that can become trapped in your carpet fibers: cockroach allergens, pet dander, particle pollution, lead, and ordinary dirt or dust. All of these things can contaminate the air in your home, especially because of the toxic gases they can produce, or which can be trapped within their tissues and release when disturbed. A good carpet cleaner will use the right soaps or detergents to leech these pollutants from your floor, things than normal vacuum type carpet cleaning might not remove sufficiently.
Carpet cleaning will help prevent the growth of mold.
Do you live in a humid area? Are you entering a season, like a wet winter, where mold will happen more often than in a dry season?
Dirty carpets are more likely to develop mold, when moistened, than will a nice clean carpet. When its raining or snowy outside, odds are good that moisture will be tracked into the home (or carried in when you open the door to a gust of wind), and this will soak into the carpet if not dried immediately. Having a good carpet cleaner look at your carpet will help deal with mildew and mold, because top carpet cleaners typically carry powerful drying tools to completely remove moisture from flooring. Since mold and mildew can exacerbate breathing issues, its a good idea to think about carpet cleaning when things are really damp around the house.