There is a perception out there that carpet flooring is a bad choice when it comes to maintaining air quality in your home. Don't be fooled by this, though. Carpet is perfectly capable of promoting good air quality. The trouble doesn't lie within the material itself, rather it lies in the owner's commitment to keeping it clean.
Carpet and Indoor Air Quality
Think of your carpet as a giant filter. Allergens find all kinds of ways to get into your home, whether it's through an open window or from being carried in on the bottoms of your shoes. Thanks to gravity, once they do enter the home, those particles fall to the floor and then get sucked into the carpet. This keeps them out of the breathing zone, which should help keep you from having any issues. In fact, studies have shown that properly cleaned carpet can help reduce asthma and allergy symptoms.
But what happens when the kids are playing on the carpet? Or when the family dog rolls around on it? Allergens could then get transferred to you and your children or kicked back up into the air, which would put you at a risk for allergy or asthma attacks.
That's why keeping your carpet clean is so important for the health of you and everyone who resides in your home. So what do you do?
Getting Rid of Allergens
For starters, you should be vacuuming your carpet at least once per week, possibly more often if you or someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. According to the Carpet and Rug Institute, 90 to 95 percent of all dry soil can be removed from your carpet with a routine vacuuming schedule. Just make sure that you're using a vacuum with a HEPA filter. Some allergens are so small that they can pass right through a regular vacuum filter, and instead of getting sucked up into the vacuum, they get thrown back into the air.
As for the other 5 to 10 percent, you'll need a deep clean to tackle it. It's recommended that you have a professional deep clean your carpet at least once per year. These professionals have special equipment that can effectively remove soils and allergens from deep within the carpet, making it look brand new and ensuring your air quality is never in question.
Work With Two Men & A Vacuum
If you're concerned about allergens in your home, Two Men & A Vacuum would be happy to give your carpets and the rest of your house a deep clean. Our professionals only use green cleaning products, removing dust and dirt without polluting your home in the process.
Our Dyson vacuum cleaners have been certified as allergy and asthma friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, so you can rest assured that every last allergen will be removed from your carpets.
If you're ready to kick off your professional home cleaning, all you have to do is give us a call at 614-300-7970 or send us an email and we’ll get in touch with you to schedule your free, no-obligation, in-home consultation.