Can carpet cleaning reduce asthma and allergies? According to statistics from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors. It is a common misconception that carpet reduces the indoor air quality in fact experts believe that the indoor air quality within your home is actually better with carpet since carpet acts a filter trapping allergen and other particles and keeping them away from the air your breathe. The key of course is keeping the carpet in your home clean to eliminate any negative effects from the allergens that can be found in every home.
What Lives in Your Carpet?
It has been estimated that 40 million Americans suffer from some degree of indoor allergies while 25 million people suffer from asthma. Allergy symptoms can be effectively controlled, providing your carpet is properly cleaned. Many common allergens are constantly moving around in the air we breathe. Soft surfaces including carpets, rugs and upholstered furniture act as huge filters that trap the contaminants and keep them out of the air. Just like the air filters in your home, your carpets become full over a period of time and must be properly cleaned to remain proficient at collecting dander and other particulates as they settle on soft surfaces from the air.
DIY Vacuuming VS Professional Carpet Cleaning
Regular vacuuming is one of the easiest and most effective ways to remove dirt and other allergens from your carpet, in fact up to 90% of dry soil can be removed by following a regular vacuuming schedule. But is this enough? Studies have show that steam cleaning kills 99.9 percent of bacteria, germs and dust mites including E. coli, Staph bacteria, Salmonella and other micro-organisms, surface molds, viruses and other contaminants in your carpet. It should be noted that water has to be heated to 175 degrees for it to effectively sanitize. What does this mean to you and your family? It means that there are fewer allergy causing agents within your home to cause allergy attacks.
Truck Mount Carpet Cleaning Machine
Another advantage to calling a professional steam carpet cleaning company like Carpet Care 2000 is that we use a superior high powered truck mounted system that has a high water temperature and PSI that allows us to clean deeper. Our truck mounted system also has powerful suction so that we can extract virtually all of the water and cleaning solution we use in addition to the contaminants and allergens lurking in your carpet. This allows your carpet to dry faster and enable you to walk on it quicker.
Deep Steam Carpet Cleaning, Stain Removal & More in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
If you are committed to improving the indoor air quality within your home, regularly vacuuming the carpet and upholstery is the first step followed by our steam carpet cleaning every 6 months to a year to ensure a thorough clean and optimize your indoor air quality. For a clean you can see and feel, contact the professionals at Carpet Care 2000 to schedule your deep carpet and upholstery cleaning to ensure your home is safe, healthy and inviting!