Carpets & your health

Carpets & your health

Carpet cleaning can improve the appearance of your home and extend the life of your carpet. However, the most valuable benefit from the process is improving your and your family’s health. If members of your household suffer from conditions that can affect their breathing, such as asthma, it is especially important that you vacuum your carpets at least three times a week to maintain a low allergen and dust heavy environment. Besides vacuuming regularly, you may also benefit from having your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year. If the benefits of professional carpet cleaning are not fully appealing to you, consider the following ways the process leads to a healthier home;
1. Carpet cleaning eliminates trapped pollutants
A dirty carpet can retain several sources of indoor air pollutants, including pet hair, allergens, lead, particle and particulate pollution, as well as everyday dirt and dust. Toxic airborne gases can adhere to these matters and get trapped within the carpet. These allergens are released into the air with everyday activities such as vacuuming and walking across the carpet. Ecosteam carpet cleaning services kill these bacteria through special formulas and can remove deeply trapped pollutants with high-powered vacuums.
2. Carpet cleaning can clear out dust mites.
All homes have dust mites, yet most people are not aware of them, as the creatures are microscopic. Dust mites themselves aren’t allergens, but they often leave behind faeces and body fragments which are. Because of the microscopic size of these particles, they can easily be inhaled when the area is disturbed, which can exacerbate allergies. Ecosteam cleaning safely exposes your carpet to elevated temperatures that dust mites cannot survive.