Carpet Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy
The more traffic your carpet gets, the quicker it wears and the dirtier it gets and if you have kids or pets, chances are the carpeting in your home takes a regular beating. Carpets collect dust, pet dander, and other allergens that build up over time.
Everyone knows that regular carpet cleaning can prolong the life of your carpet, but did you know that keeping your carpet clean can also help with the overall health of your family. Professionally cleaned carpets reduce allergens in your home and significantly improves the quality of life of those in your household, particularly those who suffer from allergies. There are several things homeowners can do to keep their carpets clean and their families healthy.
The most common allergens include dust, mold, pollen and pet dander. Nearly everything we track into our home ends up buried in the carpet fibers.
Vacuuming regularly with a vacuum equipped with a HEPA filter is a homeowners first defense when it comes to keeping carpets clean. Make sure your vacuum cleaner is in good condition and filters are clear of debris, or you may just be sending allergens back into the air and throughout your home.
You should vacuum high-traffic areas more frequently, and make an extra effort to clean carpeting below furniture and around baseboards on a regular basis. Do a deep cleaning at least once a month, vacuum the entire home once a week, and hit high traffic areas as necessary throughout the week to prevent stains or darkening of the carpet.
Hiring a Professional Carpet Cleaner in Hartford
To effectively combat allergens in your home, you should have your carpets professionally cleaned every six months or as necessary. Vacuuming can only do so much to remove dirt and other allergens. Deep cleaning is necessary in order to reduce allergens and to extend the life of your carpet.
If you have never hired a professional carpet cleaning company before, ask friends or neighbors for a referral. Remember that the best price usually doesn’t mean the best service or performance, and you may actually end up paying more in the end for poor service. With carpet cleaning, you get what you pay for. Trustworthy companies will charge a fair and reasonable rate for quality services and will be upfront about costs. PCS offers FREE in-home estimates so you know exactly what to expect.
Reputable carpet cleaning companies will be able to answer any questions you have about their professional experience, training and certifications. Ask about their method of cleaning carpets and about the advantages and disadvantages of their method.
Maintaining Clean Carpets Between Professional Cleanings
There are things you can do between professional carpet cleaning to maintain low allergen levels in your home. Continue vacuuming regularly and consider taking measures that would reduce the number of allergens you bring into your home.
Clean up spills and pet accidents as soon as possible to prevent stains. You can also place rugs or runners in high traffic areas that can easily be removed and cleaned. If you have dogs, train them to use a dog bed in a designated area of your home rather than sleeping on the floor.
Maintaining a low level of allergens in your home is an ongoing task that does require a bit of work. But for allergy sufferers, having clean carpets can ease allergy symptoms and can significantly improve their quality of life.
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