A clean carpet can make a huge difference to your health and well being. A properly cleaned carpet can improve your health by not leaving chemical residues and by removing potential irritants.
A cleaned mattress after sickness is without doubt one of the best germ killers.
Regular steam cleaning reduce dust mites, pollens, moulds and other irritants which can be present in your carpet.
Allergies and Other Breathing Problems
Pet hair, skin cells and other items can accumulate in carpet fibres feading a range of microscopic pests. When people walk on the carpet they disturb these organisms, kicking them into the air. Health issues from coughs to cold like symptoms can result as well as skin irritations and allergies from inhaling.
Acidic or Alkaline
Carpet cleaning does use chemicals and it is important that at the completion of the clean all chemical residue is removed leaving your carpet ph neutral so that it is totally safe for the entire household, including babies who will enjoy crawling on your fresh clean carpet.
There is no doubt that being in a clean fresh environment reduces stress and adds to a general feeling of wellbeing.
Care of Old Carpets (source © 2014 Canadian Lung Association www.lung.ca).
Keep carpets clean and dry. Regular vacuuming can keep your carpet relatively dry and clean. If you’re in the market for a new vacuum cleaner, you could get one with a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter, which removes over 99% of dust on vacuumed surfaces. A central vacuum system is also highly effective.
When cleaning, use only nontoxic carpet cleaners and follow the manufacturer’s directions carefully. If the product label includes a caution or toxic symbol, or if the odour is strong, choose another product. Allow carpet to dry fully after wet cleaning.
Think before shampooing your carpet. People who misread or fail to follow directions for diluting carpet shampoo may expose themselves and others to respiratory problems from soap dust. Soap dust will lead to coughing, dry throat, breathing difficulties, nasal congestion and headaches. Vacuuming will not remove the dust. Steam cleaning is the only effective means to remove the dust and solve the problem.