You may think about getting your carpet cleaned after something’s spilled on it or if mud and dirt have been tracked in, but how often do you think about it when it looks clean, and are we even considering the pollutants and allergens we can’t see that are in our carpet? Believe it or not, our carpets are hiding allergens that could be potentially hazardous to our health. The good news, is that carpet cleaning can significantly improve indoor air quality. Here’s what’s going on in your carpet in both your business and your home.
What’s In Your Carpet?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air pollutants may be two to five times higher than outdoor pollutants. Pollutants that contribute to this that are hiding in your carpet could include cigarette smoke, dust mites, animal dander, pollen, mildew, or even more mold spores. When carpet is walked on, it can grind these allergens into even smaller particles it pushes them deeper into the carpet fiber and pad underneath. Vacuuming can lift certain pollutants like some pollen or pet dander, but when it comes to things like smoke or the particles in the carpet pad, standard vacuuming isn’t much help.
How Harmful are Allergens?
If your carpet goes uncleaned for a while, air quality in your home or business can be significantly affected, because your carpet works almost like a giant air filter, retaining all of the things that are tracked in from outside, and continually releasing pollutants into the air. Keeping that air filter clean is essential to good indoor air quality. Poor air quality can lead to your family or customers coughing, sneezing, and if you’ve had any flooding or leaks, potential mold spores can lead to more serious health problems. The best way to avoid potential health risks is to have your carpets professionally on a regular basis.
A Carpet Cleaner Above the Rest
When you’ve decided to have your carpets cleaned to get rid of pollutants you definitely don’t want to choose a company that uses harmful chemicals to do so. That’s why Heaven’s Best uses a gentler, but just as effective, cleaner that’s good for your family, your business, and the environment. Contact Heaven’s Best today to schedule your carpet cleaning and improve your air quality.