The issue of dirty air is extremely important, because no human being can survive more than a few minutes without oxygen! The problem is that with oxygen we assume dangerous compounds such as exhaust gases, particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and other harmful substances. And if the outside air pollution is a serious problem, it turns out that there is more serious: air pollution inside buildings! According to statistics, it can be 50% more toxic than outdoor air!
When I first came across this information I was really surprised, but the more I read the topic, the more logical everything seemed. In indoor there is no air circulation. At the same time carpet accumulates debris from mold and pollen, dust, smoke, fumes from cosmetics and household chemicals, gases such as carbon monoxide, materials such as formaldehyde and asbestos. So it is no coincidence that air allergies are among today's most common and affects people of all ages.
Air allergies are an immune system response to inhaled substance. At these reaction antibodies which cause inflammation and symptoms, such as coughing and sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose, redness, and swelling are synthesized.
The most common airborne allergens can be grouped into 3 categories:
Dust mites - located mainly on mattresses and carpets. Their main food sources are fungi and human epithelial cells. Being very light, these allergens fall in the air in the premises.
Spores of pets - located in the sebaceous glands, skin and saliva of animals. These microscopic substances can remain in the air for hours or even days. They spread easily and can be found even in places where no pets.
Mold - mold is a fungus that is propagated through spores in the air. They are invisible to the naked eye, and when inhaled, may cause allergic reactions in some cases and infections.
You can see all these airborne allergens, covering the surface of your favorite carpeted flooring. That is why you have to follow some easy carpet cleaning tips to reduce the pollution in your home, and specifically on your carpet.
Our first recommendation is to use professional carpet cleaning services once or twice a year. That is the minimum, determined by the carpet manufacturers. You should also make a research before calling the carpet cleaning company. There are hundreds providers of that service and not all of them are trustworthy. Always check the feedbacks left for the company. Compare the prices and promotions they offer to their clients. Also ask about what products they use. It is extremely important for your health to hire a company, applying eco-friendly products for cleaning.
Steam carpet cleaning is the most efficient method for eliminating germs and bacteria. No other cleaning method can achieve so amazing results. Moreover, this method gives splendid results in refreshing carpet’s colors and removing the bad odor from the carpet.
The second of our carpet cleaning tips is to use the vacuum cleaner several times a week in order to remove the surface dirt from your carpet. If you have a small child, you may need to vacuum the carpet every day of the week. Don’t worry – you won’t damage the carpet of over vacuuming!
Next, always take your shoes off when entering your home. Place a door mat near the door and clean your shoes before you enter inside. That will reduce significantly the pollution in your home. You may also wipe the floor around the front door each time after someone enters in with dirty shoes.
If you have a dog, this means you need to emphasis on regular carpet cleaning. You have to be ready to cope with urine and vomit stains on your carpet. Moreover, muddy paws may cause significant problems on your carpeted flooring. It is a good advice to clean the paws of your furry friend every time after you come home from a walk. You should clean them immediately after you enter the house, before it has the opportunity to step with its filthy paws on your brilliant white carpet.
The fifth of our carpet cleaning tips is to use baking soda for coping with the unpleasant odors from your carpet. That way you will improve the air quality in your home. Spread the baking soda on the carpet and rub it with your fingers. Leave it to stay there for a night and vacuum clean the carpet on the morning. That’s all you have to do and you will enjoy magnificent results!
These are some of the easiest carpet cleaning tips which will make your home cleaner and more welcoming. Open the windows in the rooms every day in order to ventilate the room. Leave them open for at least 10 minutes a day.