Having a spotlessly clean carpet obviously improves the look of your space, but the benefits go beyond aesthetic value. If you invest in regular professional carpet cleaning, it will actually make you healthier, too. Don’t believe us? Here are 3 ways a clean carpet promotes good health.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality can be a huge problem, often being 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Dust, dirt, dander, insect waste, and other allergens get caught and trapped deep in the carpeting and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Toxic airborne gases also settle into carpet fibres, accumulate over time, and release into the air when the carpet is disturbed by people walking on it.
You can’t get rid of everything that leads to unhealthy indoor air, but pollutants lurking in your carpet is one factor that you can absolutely control. Professional carpet cleaning removes all pollutants and, when performed regularly, will make a major difference in the quality of the air you breathe.
Prevent Respiratory Problems
Let’s talk about dust for a second. There’s a lot of it in your carpet. And there are a lot of dust mites in that dust. In fact, a half teaspoon of dust can contain 20,000 dust mites. These microscopic bugs feed on dust and leave behind waste and molted body parts, which cause sneezing and allergies in many people.
Another way that carpets could be harming your respiratory system is if there is mold or mildew present in the fibres. Carpets that aren’t properly cleaned regularly are prone to growing mold and mildew, particularly if they are exposed to moisture or humid environments. Here in Vancouver, it is especially common for carpets to harbour mold and mildew because we live in such a humid area.
Mites, dust, mold, and mildew increase the likelihood that you’ll experience allergies, asthma flare-ups, and other respiratory issues. Having your carpets professionally cleaned on a regular basis is the best way to prevent this.
Strengthen Immune System
A carpet basically acts as a giant sponge that absorbs dirt, germs, and bacteria, so it goes without saying that you are less likely to get a cold or flu if your carpet is clean. Vacuuming only removes surface-level dirt, which makes the carpet look better but doesn’t do much in terms of germs, bacteria, and other insidious contaminants that contribute to poor health. The high temperature and deep penetration of professional carpet cleaning sanitizes the carpet fibres and removes all of the icky stuff, leaving you with a clean, germ-free carpet.
Leave it to Anago’s expert carpet cleaners to make sure that your carpet is spotless and, most importantly, healthy.