3 Reasons Why Professional Steam Cleaning is Important for Your Health
Carpet cleaning can improve the appearance of your home and extend the life of your carpet, but perhaps the most valuable benefit from the process is improving you and your family’s health.
According to the American Lung Association, if members of your household suffer from conditions that can affect their breathing, such as snoring or asthma, it’s especially crucial that you vacuum your carpets at least three times a week.
Beyond vacuuming regularly, your health may also benefit from having your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year. Here are the top three ways the process leads to a healthier home:
- Eliminates trapped pollutants.
Dirty carpets, mattresses and upholstery can retain several sources of indoor air pollutants, including pet dander, cockroach allergens, particle pollution, and everyday dirt and dust. These toxic gases can be released through everyday activities such as vacuuming and walking across the carpet, which can cause them to contaminate the air in your home. Our carpet cleaning process kills these bacteria and can remove deeply trapped pollutants, leaving your home cleaner and healthier.
- Regular steam cleaning can clear out dust mite infestations.
DID YOU KNOW? The weight of the average mattress doubles after ten years due to dust mite infestation, and the weight of the average pillow increases 10% after one year?
Many homes have dust mite infestations, yet most homeowners aren’t even aware. Dust mites are microscopic creatures that themselves aren’t allergens, but they leave behind feces and body fragments which are. Because of the microscopic size of these particles, they can easily be inhaled when the area is disturbed, which can exacerbate allergies. We us a technique which exposes your carpet, mattresses and upholstery to high temperatures that dust mites can’t survive. Most DIY machines you can rent don’t have the high temperature necessary to kill them.
- Steam cleaning can help prevent mold growth.
In regions with high humidity levels, such as the Costa del Sol, dirty carpets are at high risk of developing mold growth. During wet weather, moisture frequently gets tracked into the home and can sink deep in the carpet fibers if you don’t dry and vacuum immediately. Having your carpet cleaned regularly can prevent mold and mildew growth. Our high-powered equipment uses a minimum amount of water and kills any residual bacteria and spores.