The CDC has directed their attention this July to help focus on health consciousness. In lieu of that we here at Superior Restoration feel it important to talk about some of the ways a home can negatively affect your own health. There are a variety of ways a home can turn from a place of comfort to an unhealthy environment. Today, and for most of this week we will be discussing this topic, and giving helpful hints to help improve the condition of your home.
For this first entry we will be discussing why regular carpet and upholstery cleaning can greatly reduce the number of allergens in your home.
It goes without saying that dust is a common allergy for people today, however no matter how much you dust your knick knacks and flat surfaces many of us forget the carpet below us, or even the couch we watch movies on. Dust in our homes is generally comprised of dead skin, dirt brought in by the air and shoes, and other particulates such as pollen. This mixture that we actually breathe every day settles on everything, including rugs.
The easiest way to help control the dust levels in your home is to dust and vacuum regularly, at least once a week. In addition to this the purchase and use of an air purifying machine that remove particles from the air is also a great choice for any family.
From personal experience I can tell you that dust is a problem. I can’t even be in the room when someone is dusting without getting running, itchy eyes and a bit of trouble breathing however just vacuuming alone didn’t cut it. I purchased a top of the line vacuum that was meant to be hypo-allergenic, and had air purifiers in almost every room, but still I suffered. In the end one of the only things that helped was having a trusted, licensed professional crew come into my home and do a carpet and upholstery cleaning.
The difference between just vacuuming and carpet cleaning is simple, carpet cleaning involve steam that makes the dust easier for the system to suck up and away. We’ve all seen the infomercials for home steam cleaning systems, but we can easily say they do not have the same results. Our systems are stronger and tested to have a deeper clean and less risk of harming your carpet. Many do-it-yourself steam cleaners can put too much steam into your carpet and in fact make the situation worse by potentially cultivating mold in the padding and fibers. If you want peace of mind, try using our company.
After I had the cleaning done I noticed within days that my nose was actually clear for the first time in weeks. With a great deal of dust gone from the carpet and upholstery dust didn’t build up as quickly on my tables and surfaces. After about a year of steam cleaning every three months or so I saw significant improvement in my well being. Without allergies keeping my immune system compromised I wasn’t sick nearly as often, and even slept more soundly.
Dust is a tricky thing. There is no way to ever be completely rid of it, but too much of it can result in an unhealthy state of being. By regularly dusting, and having your carpets professionally cleaned about every three months you can greatly improve your health, and that of your family. If you have any questions regarding general cleaning, carpet cleaning, or any kind of loss please leave us a message in our ask box and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.