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Professional Carpet Cleaning for Workplace Health
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09 October 2017
Trapped in the Fibers
Your carpeting acts much like a filter, trapping particles from the air. Carpeting can hold more than four times its own weight in dirt. Your floor covering not only collects dust from your environment, it attracts everything your employees and clients drag in from their homes, and from right outside your door.
  • Pet hair and pet dander
  • Insect feces and husks
  • Dust and dust mites
  • Food and beverages
 
Depending on the area you live in, you may also find road salt and sand, even months after the plows have cleared the streets. Besides being a health hazard, this debris grinds against your carpet fibers, damaging the carpet and decreasing its lifespan.
 
What your vacuum leaves Behind
Dry soils can be removed with frequent vacuuming, but not the bacteria. Bacteria can live for weeks in the fibers of your carpeting and can make otherwise healthy people quite ill.
You should have your carpets vacuumed at least three times per week. Pet hair, dander, seasonal pollens, and mold are common allergens that are embedded in your carpets. Even if you have no allergies today, allergies can develop over time from repeated exposure. There are health hazards that a vacuum cleaner leaves behind.
  • Does not remove mold
  • Does not remove bacteria
  • Leaves particles deeply embedded
  • Leaves allergens trapped in carpet fibers
 Vacuuming dirty carpeting can redistribute mold, bacteria, and other allergens into the air. Professional carpet cleaning improves your air quality.
 
Enlist a Professional
As a business owner, you may be tempted to rent a machine and do the work yourself. Renting a machine may cost less initially, but cost you more long-term. Rental machines do not clean as effectively as a professional machine. As a result, you may have to replace your carpets years ahead of schedule.
  • The suction is not as strong
  • Cleaning solutions are not as effective
  • More water left in carpets
  • Moisture contributes to bacteria growth
  • Leaves more dirt trapped
 
High traffic areas should be professionally cleaned several times a year; some areas may need professional care less often. Contact a professional to determine the best schedule for your floors, based on your style of carpeting and your traffic areas. With proper care, you can extend the life of your carpet, and improve the quality of the air you breathe. Call us for a quote today!