Carpets protect you from harmful organisms by trapping particles, dirt, and debris. Failure to clean, however, can cause those pollutants to build up and enter the air you breathe and impact your health. That is why twice-weekly vacuuming and periodic carpet cleaning services are essential for improving your home’s indoor air quality. The latter has the added benefit of maintaining your carpet warranty.
Indoor air quality (IAQ), according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures.” Airborne pollutants can cause headaches, skin and eye irritation, and trigger asthma attacks. Improving IAQ is not only possible; it’s necessary for good health, especially since the average person spends 90 percent of their time indoors (EPA).
Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality
Vacuuming three times a week is one of the best ways to remove embedded dirt from the carpet. Ideally, you’ll want to choose a vacuum with a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter. These filters are designed to trap pollutants and prevent them from being released back into the air after being vacuumed. Most upright, canister, stick, and robotic vacuums on the market today feature HEPA filters.
Choose professional carpet cleaning services every 12 to 18 months. Homes that see a substantial amount of foot traffic, are pet-friendly, or have members with allergies or asthma may benefit from more frequent cleanings. When evaluating carpet cleaning services, look for a company that uses non-toxic chemicals and extracts all water, ensuring the flooring dries within a few hours.
Additionally, implementing a “no shoes” policy and placing doormats at every entrance to your home – even the garage entry door, can help reduce the amount of debris that is tracked onto your flooring. Doormats can be found in stores and online for an affordable price. New to the market are antimicrobial entrance mats that impede the number of bacteria that can be tracked in when correctly used.
Schedule Carpet Cleaning Services
Contact T.A.C.T Elite Cleaning Services at (602) 633-2015 to schedule carpet cleaning services today. Our company is pleased to offer Valley residents and businesses with a revolutionary three-step cleaning process that consistently produces the best results. The method we use requires no toxic chemicals and leaves no soil-attracting residue behind, ensuring your carpets stay clean for longer. Your carpet will also dry in hours, rather than days, because 95% of the moisture is removed.
“Indoor Air Quality.” The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 6 July 2018, epa.gov/report-environment/indoor-air-quality.
“Introduction to Indoor Air Quality.” The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 3 October 2019, epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/introduction-indoor-air-quality.