Clean Carpeting ... A Key To Improving Indoor Air Quality


Indoor air quality has become quite an issue over the past twenty years. While most of us spend over 90% of our time indoors through either work or home, we tend to take the quality of our indoor environments for granted. Yet, the fact is that the air inside your home or office can be 10 times more polluted than the outside air we read so much about. 

We never give a second thought to all the cleaning sprays and cooking odors that are floating in the air inside our homes and inside office buildings that never seem to have enough ventilation. How about inside school buildings? Did you ever notice the very distinct odor there is inside school buildings? Most everything and anything that is airborne will eventually fall out of the air and onto the furniture or floor. 

Carpets are meant to hide dirt and dust. In fact, carpets are like sinks because they soak up an amazing amount of dirt, most of which we never see because it nestles down in the carpet pile. The fact that dirt is hidden from the eye doesn't mean it isn't there. Without frequent and proper vacuuming and periodic steam cleanings to extract the dirt, many of these pollutants that cause allergies, red and itching eyes and sore throats are left to build up in the carpet. This can be a very unhealthy situation for the more than 40 million Americans who suffer from allergies. It's a fact that many people feel much better when they leave their homes or offices and go outside. This is a sure indication that the air inside the building is contaminated. 

According to the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), the professional trade association of carpet manufacturers and cleaners, as many as 85% of carpet owners never deep clean their carpets. Regular vacuuming (two or three times a week) can go a long way toward keeping the dust from accumulating. Periodic deep cleanings by a professional cleaner will make your home or office more livable. Controlling at least one of the sources of indoor pollution is essential in the battle to improve indoor air quality.