You may think about getting your carpet cleaned after a spill or if mud and dirt have been tracked in, but how often do you think about it when it looks clean, and are we even considering the pollutants and allergens we can’t see that are in our carpet?
Believe it or not, our carpets are hiding allergens that could be potentially harmful to our health. The good news, is that carpet cleaning can significantly improve indoor air quality. Here’s what’s going on in your carpet in both your business and your home.
What’s In Your Carpet?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air pollutants may be two to five times higher than outdoor pollutants. Pollutants that add to this that are hiding in your carpet could include: cigarette smoke, dust mites, animal dander, pollen, mildew, or even more mold spores. When carpet is walked on, it can grind these allergens into even smaller particles it pushes them deeper into the carpet fiber and pad underneath. Vacuuming can lift certain pollutants like some pollen or pet dander, but when it comes to things like smoke or the particles in the carpet pad, standard vacuuming isn’t much help.
How Harmful are Allergens?
If your carpet goes uncleaned for a while, air quality in your home or business can be significantly affected, since your carpet works almost like a giant air filter, retaining all of the things that are tracked in from outside, and repeatedly releasing pollutants into the air. Keeping that air filter clean is essential to good indoor air quality. Poor air quality can lead to your family or customers coughing, sneezing, and if you’ve had any flooding or leaks, potential mold spores can lead to more serious health problems. The best way to avoid potential health risks is to have your carpets professionally on a regular basis.
A Carpet Cleaner Above the Rest
When you’ve decided to have your carpets cleaned to get rid of pollutants you should call Steamatic of Arkansas for an expert clean that is good for your family, your business, and the environment. Call Steamatic of Arkansas today or Click Here to schedule your carpet cleaning and improve your air quality!
We service clients throughout the state of Arkansas including: Pulaski County, Saline County, Garland County, Faulkner County, Lonoke County, Conway County, Pope County, Prairie County, Cleburne County, White County, Van Buren County, Yell County, Montgomery County, Hot Spring County, Hempstead County, Pike County, Clark County, Grant County, Perry County and our main offices are located in Little Rock and Hot Springs. For larger jobs we will service all of Arkansas.