Health Benefits of Professional Carpet Cleaning
Cleaning your carpet provides so much more than just the aesthetically pleasing result — it can be extremely beneficial for your health and the health of your friends and family.
Find out how to keep your carpet clean and your family safe in this month’s article.
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How are dirty carpets harmful?
Did you know that carpets can hold up to 4 times their weight in dirt? As we walk over the carpet, the dirt, dust and bacteria from our feet cling to the carpet fibres. Left untreated, these harmful allergens build up and become serious health hazards. Every subsequent step onto the carpet propels these allergens into the air, where they circulate until they are inhaled.
Vacuuming a couple of times a week will help to eliminate dust and dirt, but only a deep, professional carpet clean will remove some of the more stubborn pollutants.
Professional carpet cleaning removes harmful pollutants/allergens to improve air quality
The main advantage of getting a professional carpet clean is to eliminate all the harmful pollutants buried deep within the carpet fibres. There are many different types of pollutants that we regularly find in dirty carpets. These include dirt, dust mites and even mould.
Mould thrives in damp conditions, and an unclean carpet can be surprisingly damp. Spills and stains create the perfect breeding ground for mould.
Mould produces allergens that can be extremely harmful when inhaled. They can cause rashes, runny noses and even asthma attacks. A professional carpet clean will eliminate mould at its source.
Eliminates dust mites
Dust mites are microscopic, making them difficult to keep track of. You may feel that your carpet is clean after a simple vacuum, but the truth is that these insect-like pests can persist in great numbers even after a standard clean. Advanced intervention is needed to get rid of dust mites.
Dust mites leave faeces which cause allergic reactions. The microscopic particles are easily inhaled, causing a range of respiratory problems. You may not be aware that an infestation has occurred, so it’s important to get your carpet cleaned professionally to ensure that your home or workplace is safe and dust-mite free.
Professional carpet cleaning improves humidity
Improving air quality includes creating a healthy balance of humidity. Measured as the amount of water in the air, humidity can affect the way we breathe and the ‘stuffiness’ of the air in our home. Too much humidity makes breathing more difficult and can make your home feel stuffy and moist. Plus, an abundance of moisture in your home can cause mould to grow.
By investing in a professional carpet clean, we remove harmful pollutants to improve the quality of the air, including the humidity. You’ll breathe easier and feel more comfortable in your home.
Professional carpet cleaning improves sleep quality
Clean air is just as important when you’re asleep as when you’re awake.
Your nose, sinuses and back of your throat can all become irritated by pollutants if the air quality is poor. This may cause breathing issues and disrupt sleep. It has also been discovered that pollutants which enter the blood could have an effect on the brain and, hence, your pattern of breathing.
Poor sleep quality can put you at risk of other health conditions, such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. It can also increase stress and decrease focus.
A professional carpet clean will remove allergens from your carpet to improve the air quality in your home. This will help you get a better night’s sleep and in turn, leave you feeling more refreshed during the day.
Don’t take risks with your health. Get a professional carpet clean today and reap the benefits. Chem-Dry offers deep carpet cleans for homes and businesses in Harrogate, York and Leeds. With over 40 years of experience and over 3000 locations worldwide, we know what it takes to keep your carpet clean and safe for your family.
Give us a call today for your free quote on 01423 325 880.