Why you need your Carpet cleaned in Winter
People spend a lot of time indoors in winter, but that’s not news. What is surprising is that according to a NASA study, indoor air contains higher levels of pollutants than outdoor air. This can be a concern when when people seal up their homes against cold Canadian weather. One of the biggest contributors to indoor pollution? Dirty carpets. Here are four reasons why your carpet could use cleaning:
They’re dust magnets: Dust is heavier than air and settles in our rugs, upholstery, and carpet. While regular vacuuming helps keep it under control, old or deep-pile carpets still end up with dust embedded in their fibers. A professional deep carpet cleaning can help remove this dust and improve air quality.
Many people track in pollutants without realizing it: Experts recommend taking your shoes off upon entering the house, but sometimes that doesn’t happen. Things like pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, and ice melting chemicals can be tracked into your home via street shoes. Carpets are like a sponge for these pollutants.
Pets happen: Some pets, especially dogs, are less than excited about “going potty” outdoors during cold, snowy weather. Pet accidents are not uncommon during the winter months. Living with a carpet with urine residue for several months probably doesn’t sound appealing, and it isn’t very healthy, either.
It’ll dry more easily: Dry air takes its toll on skin and lips during cold weather. The same dry air that’s annoying for skin can be beneficial to a freshly-cleaned carpet. It dries faster, and avoids becoming musty (a risk during humid summer months). Unless hosting holiday parties, many people put off carpet cleaning until the warmer months.
Unless hosting holiday parties, many people put off carpet cleaning until the warmer months. Sitting indoors with a dirty carpet isn’t just unsanitary, it can be unhealthy. If you live in the Brampton area, improve your indoor air quality by having your carpet professionally cleaned by Caledon Steam Clean. Contact us today at (416)587-5113.