When you think about cleaning your carpets, typically it is because you want them to look clean and fresh. The health benefits of clean carpets might not immediately come to mind, but they should. Toxins lodged within your carpets can be a danger to you and your family.
While clean carpets will benefit anyone living in the house, if you have family members that deal with asthma, allergies, other breathing issues, or snoring, it is doubly important to have your carpets cleaned at least twice a year. You should also vacuum a minimum of three times per week.
There are three main advantages of having your carpets cleaned often. These include:
- Eliminating Dust Mites – The chances are that if you have carpets in your home, you have a dust mite infestation. Because these little creatures are microscopic, you can’t see them, but they are there living in your home. Dust mites are not allergens themselves, but it is what they leave behind that causes the issues. It is the dust mite body parts and feces that are inhaled which leads to worsening allergies.
- Eliminating Pollutants – Your carpet can trap several different types of indoor air pollutants. These can range from normal everyday dust and dirt to pet dander, lead, and cockroach allergens. Airborne toxic gases can stick to these pollutants and get trapped deep within your carpet. They are then released as you walk over your carpet or even just vacuuming.
- Eliminating Mold – Living in Florida, you know all about high humidity, and so does mold. In fact, mold loves humidity and wet environments. Carpets that have not been cleaned are ripe for a mold infestation. It doesn’t take a flood or a broken pipe to bring water into your home. You do that everything it rains outside. This moisture digs deep into your carpets which can lead to mold and mildew. Mold will make any respiratory issues even worse.
When it is time to improve your family’s heath and have your carpets cleaned in Jacksonville, FL, give us a call here at Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care. Our trained and experienced staff will get the job done right. Contact us today.