How Does Carpet Cleaning Make Your Home a Healthier Home?

The American Lung Association recommends vacuuming your carpets at least three times a week if you or someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. This is because carpets are a haven for allergens like dirt, dust mites, and pet dander. In addition to vacuuming, it’s a smart move to have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year. Carpet cleaning does so much more for your home than making it look better. It increases the life of your flooring and makes your Spring Hill, Florida, home healthier.

Eliminate Trapped Pollutants

Dirty carpets trap a range of pollutants, like lead, dust, cockroach allergens, pollen, and more. Even worse, these pollutants can have toxic airborne gases attached to them. Every day, these gases release into your home’s air, which is harmful to your health. Vacuuming doesn’t eliminate these gases. The only way to remove them is through professional cleaning.

Reduce Dust Mite Infestations

Dust mites are microscopic creatures that can severely aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms. Many homeowners are unaware they have dust mite infestations. Dust mites themselves don’t aggravate allergies. It is the feces and body fragments that the dust mites leave behind that cause watery eyes and sneezing. An effective way to kill dust mites is to apply extreme heat. Professional carpet cleaners use steam cleaning to eliminate dust mite infestations in your carpet.

Lessen Biological Growth

Florida is known for high humidity, which increases the chance of biological growths in homes. Biological growth can present hazardous health problems, especially to people who suffer from respiratory issues, allergies, or asthma. Professional carpet cleaners have access to high-powered drying tools that remove moisture from carpets, thus reducing the risk of biological growth in your home. You can pair carpet cleaning with a dehumidifier to further reduce the risk of biological growth.

Are you ready to make your home a healthier home with professional carpet cleaning? Contact ServiceMaster Professional Services at 352-503-8013 to speak with a representative about our home restoration services.

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