During the coldest months of the year, people are constantly looking for ways they can improve the indoor air quality in their home. In fact, did you know that the air you breath in your home is much more toxic than the air that you would breathe in a major city? There are many things that contribute to poor indoor air quality, but if you have carpet, it can be something that needs to be cleaned regularly to ensure it isn’t a contributing factor. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry is here to talk about the ways cleaning your carpet can impact your indoor air quality.
Get Rid of Allergens from Carpet
There is a common misconception that if you have carpet, you will have more allergens in your home. In fact, when you have carpeting, it absorbs airborne allergens that would otherwise bother you. This means that you don’t see as many effects of allergens as you would if you had hard surface flooring. Because your carpet absorbs these allergens, it is important that you are cleaning them on a regular basis. You should have them professionally cleaned twice a year to truly remove the dust and dirt that resides deep in your carpet, but you should be vacuuming them often to stay on top of the allergens. Using a vacuum with a HEPA filter will be the most effective way to do this. It is also important to take a couple passes over your carpet each time you vacuum to see the best results.
Get Ground in Dirt Out of Carpet
The best way to extend the life of your carpet and keep it looking like the day you had it installed is to enforce a no shoe rule. The dirt and debris that is tracked through your home from shoes can leave traffic patterns and hurt your indoor air quality in the process. Have a mat at all the entrances into your home and limit shoes as much as possible.
Carpet Cleaning to Remove Mold
Even the most vigilant will see spills happen here and there on their carpet. When liquid is spilled on carpet and left there for too long afterwards, the spill spreads beneath the carpet, into the pat and can cause mold or mildew to start growing. This is why it is so important to act quickly to remove any spills that happen on your carpet. It is also important that you leave deep cleaning to the professionals. When you use DIY carpet cleaners, they often don’t have the suction that professional equipment does and your carpet remains wet for too long.
Carpet Cleaning, Stain Removal Services & More in Waco, Dallas, Harker Heights, Cedar Park, Allen & the State of Texas
If you want to improve your indoor air quality in your home, you can rely on the carpet cleaning experts at Heart of Texas Chem-Dry to get the job done. We will leave your carpets in pristine condition and help to extend its life as we work to keep your home as allergen free as possible. Call us today!