Carpet cleaning can extend the life of your carpet as well as improve the appearance, but maybe the most valuable benefit from this process is that it improves you and your family’s health. If you or a family member suffer from conditions that may affect their breathing such as, asthma or snoring, it is important that you vacuum your carpets at least three times a week according to the American Lung Association. Apart from vacuuming regularly, you could also benefit from having your carpets cleaned by professionals at least once a year. Have a look at the following ways in which the process can lead to a healthier home:
Eliminates trapped pollutants
A carpet that is dirty can often retain many different sources of indoor air pollutants, some of which include cockroach allergens, lead, pet dander, particle pollution and your everyday dust and dirt. There are also airborne gasses that can adhere to these particles and get trapped within your carpet. These airborne gasses are often released through your everyday activities like walking across the carpet and vacuuming, which can cause them to contaminate the air in your home. When making use of professional carpet cleaner services, these bacteria is killed through special shampooing formulas and can also remove pollutants that are trapped deep in the carpet.
Clearing out dust mite infestations
There are many homes that have dust mite infestations, but many homeowners are not aware of it, this is because the creatures are microscopic. The dust mites themselves are not allergens, but they can leave behind body fragments and feces which are. Because they are so small, they can very easily be inhaled when you disturb the area, this can then exacerbate allergies.
Preventing mold growth
Especially in areas with higher humidity levels, having dirty carpets are at a higher risk of developing mold growth when exposed to moisture. Very often, moisture will get tracked into the home and can then sink into the carpet fibers in precipitous weather if the carpets are not dried and vacuumed immediately. By ensuring that your carpet is cleaned on a regular basis, you could be preventing the growth of mold and mildew, this is because professional carpet cleaners have high-powered drying tools that annihilate the moisture. And be eliminating the moisture, you will be preventing mold growth that could be harmful to your health if you ignore it for too long.
At ITS Africa we supply a wide range of industrial and commercial cleaning equipment. Visit our website on www.its-africa.co.za for more information.

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