Most people think the biggest benefit of having your carpet cleaned is the way it looks and feels afterwards. While that is a good feeling, there are even better reasons to get your carpet cleaned. Clean carpets also help keep you and your family healthy.
What benefits do you get with carpet cleaning? Here are the best 3 reasons to clean your carpet.
Ease Your Allergies
One of the biggest problems for people with allergies is dust and dust mites. Dust mites easily take up residence in just about any soft surface, including carpet. Carpeted areas often have high traffic and they’re where you spend leisure time too. Dust mites settle deep in carpet fibers, and feed off all the little scraps and crumbs that get dropped on carpet.
While vacuuming helps somewhat, it can’t eliminate dust mites. As dust mites multiply, you may experience more severe allergies and find it harder to breathe easy. Thousands and thousands of dust mites can live in even the smallest squares of carpet.
Of course, they leave behind their own waste too. Having a professional Birmingham carpet cleaning service can keep their numbers under control, and minimize the effects they create on your allergies.
Make sure to have a disinfectant included in the cleaning price and make sure that the disinfectant is safe for your family and pets.
Prevent and Control Mold, Viruses and Bacteria
Mold, viruses, and bacteria can wreak havoc on your health, especially when you can’t see that it’s there. Individual mold spores and other microbes are tiny, and can’t be seen with the naked eye. People often don’t know they even have a mold problem. Even if your home doesn’t have an issue with poor sealing or dampness, you likely have much moisture in your carpet, especially if it’s wet weather and/or your air conditioner does not run cool enough to maintain low humidity in your home.
All the spills and organic materials that carpets take in over time only make the issue larger. The effects of molds, viruses, and bacteria on your health are highly varied, and none of the effects are positive.
Professional carpet cleaning can eliminate molds, viruses, and bacteria, preventing them from becoming a larger problem. People with allergies, respiratory issues, or delicate health benefit from eliminating these things, and so does everyone else.
A company that uses portable carpet cleaners can actually exacerbate the problem of mold and bacteria because of the moisture level they can leave behind and the lack of heat used in the process.
Get Rid of Pollution
Pollutants are all around us in our everyday world. They’re seemingly impossible to avoid, even if you take great measures to do so. Vacuuming regularly can help reduce the pollutants in your carpet. However, because carpet contains thick, dense fibers, pollutants get buried deep in your floors.
Not only that, activity on your carpets (walking, sitting, etc) can release that pollution right into the air in your home. From organic pollutants to chemicals, nobody wants to breathe in pollution. Carpet cleaning takes them out, and prevents them from getting into your air.
Again, make sure the company you choose has truck mounted equipment and uses a sanitizer that is deadly on molds, viruses, and bacteria while being safe for your family.
Carpet is often overlooked when we’re thinking of our health. However, carpet is a staple of most homes, and unfortunately it can hold some pretty harmful contaminants. Carpet cleaning does enhance the look and feel of your home, but it also enhances your health. A wide range of health issues can be eliminated or lessened with regular carpet cleaning.