What’s lurking in there?

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What’s lurking in there?

Could your carpet be affecting your health?  Most carpet manufacturers recommend professional steam carpet cleaning at least every 12-18 months and here’s why:

  • The average American child spends 90% of his or her time indoors and indoors is not always a healthy environment.
  • 75% of people admit to walking on carpet with shoes, dragging in dust, allergens and pollutants.
  • Carpets containing high amounts of allergens in bedrooms cause respiratory problems during sleep.
  • What’s lurking in there?A national survey says there is a correlation between severity of asthma and amount of dust found in carpet.
  • Microscopic lead dust is often found in carpet. Many studies show a relationship between lead levels in carpet and children’s blood levels. Steam cleaning reduces high levels of lead dust in carpet when compared to vacuuming alone.
  • Carpets have been found to be 4,000 dirtier than your toilet seat.
  • Four out of ten people have never had their carpets professionally cleaned.
  • What’s lurking in there?Carpets shelters hidden bacteria and viruses.
  • Indoor air quality declines as carpet traps pollutants.
  • The EPA ranks indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health.
  • Vacuuming twice a week has been shown to reduce airborne particles by up to 50%.
  • Due to agitating the carpet, airborne dust levels actually rise significantly directly after vacuuming (steam cleaning combats this).
  • What’s lurking in there?Dust mites live in carpeting. Studies show that dust mites are one of the highest leading causes of asthma and indoor allergies in children.  An ounce of dust can carry 40,000 dust mites.
  • Studies show most carpet carries between 5 and 25 grams of dirt and dust per square meter.
  • 25 million people suffer from asthma and 50 million suffer from indoor allergies.
  • What’s lurking in there?Mold, fungi and mycotoxins – oh, my! Mold spores are small enough to hide in carpet fibers.  Exposure to mold has been directly linked to asthma in children.  Many molds cause symptoms like hay fever and asthma attacks.  Some molds contain mycotoxins that can be especially bad for your health.  Hidden mold spores in your carpet can start to spread within 24 hours of being exposed to moisture.
  • Some newer carpeting contains VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that can cause respiratory problems when released into the air.
  • Biological and chemical contaminants are found to be far higher in rooms with uncleaned carpets.
  • 50 percent of all illnesses are caused by or aggravated by polluted indoor air.
  • What’s lurking in there?Regular steam cleaning can reduce up to 98% of allergens from your carpet and drastically increase indoor air quality.
By | 2018-10-17T15:32:53+00:00 October 17th, 2018|A1 Carpet Cleaning Tips|Comments Off on What’s lurking in there?

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