Late-winter daylight savings time indicates spring’s just around the corner for most Americans. Spring is truly a time for renewal. The temperatures lift. Cold winter air, snow, and ice are replaced by spring showers. And with that warmth and extra sunlight comes the rebirth of plant and animal life galore. Of course, a good home or business cleaning may also need to accompany the warmer season. Approximately 91% of Americans overall and 96% of millennials schedule some form of spring cleaning annually. The top reasons for those cleanings include simply sprucing up the home and purging unnecessary clutter, either unaware of or indifferent to the health benefits a deeper cleaning can provide. In fact, almost three-quarters of spring cleaners opt for light cleaning which often doesn’t include a professional carpet cleaning. But how can a professional carpet cleaning improve your health this spring?
Release Trapped Pollutants
The average American spends nine-tenths of their life indoors, so it’s no wonder indoor air can be up to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Indoor air is more concentrated, so the pollutants are as well. Inhaling higher concentrations of toxic materials and gases can lead to a variety of health issues. This is especially true for children and older adults. The most harmful contaminants include pesticides, carbon monoxide, tobacco smoke, pet dander, radon, lead, asbestos, and VOCs. Carpet cleaning professionals in Macomb have the equipment and experience needed to release the trapped pollutants and remove them from your home.
Stop and Prevent Mold Growth
Mold can’t grow on the synthetic fibers of carpet when it’s kept clean and dry. However, that’s not the case when food and beverages fall and remain hidden in the fibers. Mold can easily grow in carpet or on upholstery when using a rented or commercial steam cleaner. Those systems don’t heat the water well enough to kill the existing mold spores. And the systems can also be too weak to extract enough water back out of the carpet. Not only does a dirty and soggy mess usually remain, but it’s often the perfect breeding ground for mold. A professional carpet cleaner can kill and extract the spores, renewing your carpet in the process.
Kick Dust Mites to the Curb
Regardless of how often you dust, vacuum, or clean your home annoying and disgusting pests are also residing inside those walls… especially in your bed, furniture, clothing, and carpet. Contrary to popular belief, dust mites aren’t just removed out of your home by running a dust rag over your furniture or surfaces. Dust mites also don’t live on their hosts. What they do, however, is consume the dropped skin cells left behind from humans and pets. And while the mites themselves are relatively harmless, their waste excretions are a leading cause of asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Professional carpet cleaning can kill the mites and remove most of the waste so everyone can breathe easier.
Eliminate or Reduce Allergens
More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies annually, and respiratory allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illnesses nationwide. Most people assume that their home is a refuge from the toxins that await outside in the form of pollen, plant material, and airborne mold spores. But it’s easy to track those allergens inside. And once they’re in your carpet, they’re there to stay… at least until a professional removes them. Give your carpet cleaning professionals in Macomb a call when you’re ready to enjoy spring without the extra headaches from indoor allergies and health issues.