A well-maintained carpet dramatically improves the appearance of the room. But even with frequent vacuuming, carpets tend to get dirty with age which affects indoor air quality. Professional carpet steam clean services offer good value for money and leave your carpets clean and new.
It is not enough to vacuum and clean carpets when they look dirty. By the time visible dirt occurs, your family members will have been exposed to millions of minute dust particles.
High-traffic areas should be vacuumed daily or at least twice a week. Using area rugs (which can be cleaned frequently in the washing machine) in entryways, living rooms and kids’ rooms is another effective way of reducing indoor dirt. You can also try keeping outside shoes outside as a means of containing dirt. Keep a set of indoor shoes by the entry way and change into them on entering the house.
If you have family members with allergies, the dust in your carpet can really aggravate symptoms. Babies and toddlers spend a lot of time on the floor, so clean carpet becomes a priority as carpet dirt can cause rashes and other skin conditions in young children.
To understand how much dirt a regular household vacuum misses, just insert a new vacuum bag (or clean your vacuum if your vacuum cleaner is bagless) and run your vacuum over your newly-vacuumed carpet.
Dust and dirt are persistent and many vacuums simply lift up the minute dust particles into the air, only to have it settle on the carpet again after some time. According to Dr. Michael A. Berry, an expert in indoor air quality, particles less than one micron are not trapped by vacuum bags. They accumulate and penetrate into human lungs and may cause harm.
Pesticide particles also enter carpet fibres and can pose potential serious health risks. It is now accepted that outside soil contamination can also be present indoors – at almost the same levels. One possible way to get it cleaned satisfactorily is by regularly using professional carpet steam clean services.
Another factor to consider is dust mites, which live in most carpets and cause health problems in people who are allergic to them. Constant exposure worsens allergies and causes increased symptoms, so steam cleaning is definitely recommended.
Steam cleaning not only cleans the carpets, but also kills the dust mites. Other bio pollutants like fungi and bacteria are also removed to a satisfactory extent by steam cleaning.
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