Why Do You Need to Clean Your Carpets?

Area RugsClients usually call for carpet and area rug cleaning for the sake of their appearance for an upcoming party or for visitors. However, did you know that carpet cleaning should also be done for health reasons?

Your carpets do so much more than just add to your décor; they also help to protect your floors (area rugs) and act a filter for your home. The fibers filter out the dirt, dust, pollen, and outdoor pollutants in the air, making them air cleaners in your home. If you don’t have your carpets cleaned regularly, then, as with any filter, they can become clogged.

A carpet full of dirt, pollutants, and dust (which is mostly made up of human skin cells, pollen, and bacteria) becomes a breeding ground for dust mites. In the average home, over two million mites hide in carpets, upholstery, drapes, mattresses, and pillows. So small, they can’t be seen with the naked eye, a gram of dust contains as many as 1,000 dust mites and 250,000 allergenic dust mite fecal pellets. Only when the mite is dead can it be vacuumed away effectively. Think of how many mites are living in your carpets at this moment. LEARN MORE ABOUT DUSTMITES

So, don’t just clean for appearance sake, clean for the sake of your health!

Hiring a Professional

Find a professional cleaning company in your area at the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) at www.certifiedcleaners.org.


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