Clearing the Air About Your Carpets
Although we might not normally associate carpet with improved indoor air quality, it does have a very positive effect. Gravity causes common household particles, such as dust, pollen, pet and insect dander, to fall to the floor. Carpet fibers trap the particles, removing them from the breathing zone and reducing their circulation in the air. Proper cleaning with hepa filtration vacuums effectively removes dust and allergens from the carpet and helps keep them out of the air we breathe.
Asthma and Allergies
A misconception is that people with asthma and allergies should avoid carpet in the home. Actually, the opposite is true. Studies have shown that properly cleaned carpet helps reduce symptoms and is the best flooring choice for those dealing with asthma and allergies.
Mold and VOC misconceptions:
When carpet is kept clean and dry, mold simply cannot grow on synthetic fibers. Carpet is recognized as one of the lowest emitters of volatile organic compounds (VOC's) among various interior flooring choices. The Carpet and Rug Institute's Green Label Plus Indoor Air Quality Standard identifies carpet (http://www.carpet-rug.org/green-label-plus.html ) , adhesive and cushion products that meet or exceed government indoor air quality regulations and are the lowest emitting products on the market.
The U.S. EPA reports that Americans spend nearly 90 percent of their time indoors which means that indoor air quality is of the utmost importance.
Many urban legends state that carpet reduces indoor air quality, but the facts support quite the opposite in that carpet is better for indoor air quality because it acts as a filter by trapping allergens and keeping them out of the breathing zone. In fact, there is no scientific study linking the rise of allergies and asthma to the use of carpet.
If you have carpet in your home, keeping it clean is the best way to eliminate the negative effects of allergens.
Vacuuming is the simplest and most effective way to remove dirt and allergens from carpet. In fact, 90 to 95% of all dry soil by weight can be removed from carpet by following a routine vacuuming schedule. CRI Seal of Approval tests vacuums for effective soil removal and dust containment, which means CRI/SOA-approved vacuums are among the best at raising indoor air quality.
Another imperative in improving indoor air quality is a regular deep cleaning.
A deep cleaning every 12-18 months by an IICRC trained SERVPRO employee will renew the look of carpet by removing the deepest dirt. SERVPRO of Bradenton utilizes the best technology and world-renowned certified equipment that effectively removes soil to get carpet looking like new.
If you’re committed to improving indoor air quality in your home, choosing SERVPRO of Bradenton to clean it is the best way to accomplish this.
Call SERVPRO of Bradenton for all of your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs. We have been serving the Manatee County Community since 1989. We make your dirty floors look "Like it never even happened."