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Dirty Carpets Can Affect Your Health in Winter

Here’s how…

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Dirty Carpets Can Affect Your Health in Winter. Here’s how…

Professional carpet cleaning helps to remove dust mites, bacteria and other allergens from your environment which ultimately helps your family breathe less of these things, therefore reducing the risk of colds, allergies and other respiratory problems. As strange as it may sound, dirty carpeting can impede the airflow in your home because it acts like a large filter collecting this particulate matter, thereby keeping them out of the air that you breathe. It’s important to clean this filter before it becomes saturated and can no longer absorb these contaminates. Children often benefit the most from a professional carpet cleaning as they tend to be in a closer proximity to the dirty carpet.

Soiled carpeting also has a greater potential to create the dreaded “traffic areas” in your carpets. This discoloring is caused by dirt and soil that penetrates the carpet to the base of the fiber. The soil acts as an abrasive to scratch up the fibers, and a scratched fiber will not reflect light to your eyes (think less reflective) as much as a new fiber will. This will cause the more heavily trafficked areas, if left too long, to appear more dark or dingy than the surrounding areas even after a thorough professional cleaning. This is a result of premature wear to the fiber and not soil or oils in the carpets and can be prevented when carpeting is properly maintained.

For more information on keeping your carpet looking it’s best, feel free to contact us.

Wishing you a happy and healthy home.

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February 26, 2020

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