There is a good chance that you change the filters on your air conditioner or heating unit on a regular basis. It only makes sense. A dirty filter will allow more pollutants in your home and your unit won’t work as well, but did you know that your carpet is a filter as well? It is and it needs to be cleaned just like the one on your HVAC.
In fact, your carpet is the biggest filter in your entire home, and it filters out all sorts of airborne pollutants such as fungus, asphalt, pollens, dust mites, and dirt. If you have a light colored carpet you may have noticed thin, black lines around the baseboards of your rooms. Your carpet traps all of the pollutants and keeps them from circulating in the air in your home.
When you vacuum your carpet, some of these soils are removed, but not all. The typical home vacuum is simply not built to remove all the pollutants that find their way into your carpet. It takes regular carpet cleaning to get the remaining pollutants out of your carpet.
What Happens if You Don’t Clean Your Carpet
Just like an air filter, your carpet can only hold so much dirt and pollens and dust mites. There comes a time it is completely saturated. When this happens, it leads to an unhealthy indoor air environment. All of these allergens find their way back into the air in your home.
Not only will your carpet look dirty, especially in high impact areas, it will start to create a toxic environment in your home. This is even a larger problem if you have family members with allergies or breathing issues such as asthma.
Connect with Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care
When it is time to have your carpets cleaned, don’t try to do it yourself. Instead, use a professional that knows how to get and keep your carpets as clean as possible. Give us a call today to learn more.