How Regular Carpet Cleaning Can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

It is important to have your carpet professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Professional carpet cleaning does more than simply make your carpet look fresh and clean. It also removes germs, allergens, and other pollutants from the air. Removing these improve the quality of the air that is in your home. Although you cannot see them, allergens and other hazardous materials hide in your carpet and can greatly impact your indoor air negatively. Vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping on a regular basis helps contain some of these allergens, having your carpet cleaned professionally is the best way to ensure that your air quality is improved.

What is on your carpet? 

Although stains are obvious and visible to the naked eye, everything that touches it has the potential to soil it. Pet dander, mold spores, dust particles, and things of the like may not be. These invisible particles are not seen by the naked eye and may fall on the floor from a number of sources, even your clothing. Once these particles have landed, foot traffic pushes them deep into the carpet fibers, leaving your clean-looking carpet full of air pollutants.

Drink spillage and food are the more obvious issues that may also harm your carpet. Spots such as these can easily form into a source of food for bacteria, which exacerbates the problem further.

Dirty carpets impact your health

Although it may seem as if a dirty carpet could not cause any harm, they may potentially raise health risks. If you or your carpets were recently a victim of a flood or other water damage, there is a good chance that you have mold hiding in your carpets.  You may not be able to see or smell this mold, especially at first. However, the spores could cause a wide range of breathing and allergy problems.  Leaving the mold untreated may cause damage to your respiratory system permanently. 

Additionally, dust mites are a common indoor pollutant. The tiny insects sit deep into the carpet fibers and eat all types of human dander. These tiny insects can produce waste up to 200 times their weight each day and can cause many allergy and respiratory problems.

It has been argued by health and safety advocates that E.Coli and Salmonella could be rested on your carpet. Wearing dirty shoes inside your home has been presented as a possible source of these bacteria.

House Dust

House dust can include things such as skin particles, dirt, and pet dander. The combination of these particles makes it easy for dust mites to create a nest in your upholstery and carpet. The areas of your home that have high foot traffic may stir up dust and dust mites to be stirred up into the air every time that you walk. Tasks such as moving curtains or changing bedding can also cause more dust and dust mites to be put in the air. Professional residential carpet cleaning services can help you control the number of dust mites and allergens on your carpet and in the air.

Getting rid of indoor pollutants 

Vacuuming on a regular basis is usually the first defense for removing these harmful pollutants from your carpet in your home.  Simply vacuuming two or three times a week can drastically reduce the amount of dirt, dust mites, and allergens that are hiding in your carpet.

Professional carpet cleaning services can help you defeat the particles that an ordinary vacuum cannot reach. Although store-bought carpet cleaning solutions may leave your carpet appearing cleaner and smelling more fresh, the professional-grade products are specifically designed to defeat these common allergens and remove them from your carpet.  It is recommended that you have your carpets professionally cleaned at least twice a year, and even more frequently in areas that are considered high traffic.

You control your indoor air quality

Even though you may not be able to control the allergens that are outside of your home, you can control the indoor air quality within your home.

Following the recommendation of consistent vacuuming and carpet cleaning, you can help prevent the buildup of dirt, dust mites, and other allergens. You can also prevent your carpet from accumulating too much dust by replacing the bag on your vacuum often.

For the best indoor air quality, most carpets require professional cleaning every three to six months.  However, carpets will require more frequent cleanings if there are pets in the home in order to control pet dander and urine from attracting bacteria.

Contact Roy’s Carpet Cleaning in Boston

In order to maintain your indoor air quality, having your carpet professionally cleaned is vital. Having your carpets professionally cleaned at least twice a year helps you do your part to help control allergens and keep your home smelling fresh, and the air clean. For more information on how Roy’s Carpet Cleaning can assist you, contact us today!