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Carpet Maintenance And Indoor Air Quality

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Many people do not know how to properly care for and clean their carpets, and they are missing a great opportunity to help improve their indoor air quality.

So now you’ve installed new carpeting throughout your home. The technician leaves you to frolic around without a care. The feeling is totally refreshing.  You feel as though you can practically eat off of it. It feels so luxurious through your toes as you walk barefoot through the rooms. You’re not even worried about sleeping on it without linens. You let your baby crawl around aimlessly from room to room. Then as you lie there on the carpet a thought comes to mind. “How do I keep my carpet looking new?” Well the first thing you should know is that you’re not alone with this question. Many people don’t know the first thing about keeping the carpets looking their best. What people don’t understand is that maintenance takes work. That is why we are here. Carpet can last a very long time when it is properly maintained and cared for.  I’ve seen carpets that were 20 years old that looked brand new because they were well cared for!  On the other hand I’ve seen relatively new carpet that looked 20 years old because no one was caring for it properly.

Did you know that Pollutants in the air filter through your carpet? The carpet actually traps them so you don’t breathe them over and over again. But when the trap gets full, your family starts breathing in those harmful pollutants such as, dust mite debris, pollens, fungus, spores, bacteria and a long list of other disgusting things. Once your carpet’s natural filtering ability gets full, it is time for a certified carpet cleaning company with The Most Thorough Cleaning Ever to clean your carpets for your health’s sake. You really should clean every six months and you will find that you will breathe a lot easier.

The fact is that if you clean your carpets frequently, when traffic lanes first start to appear, they will last longer, look better, and protect your family’s health. But don’t just call any company, call a company that will give you The Most Thorough Cleaning Ever…

Did you know that the outdoor air pollutants are carried into your home by you, your family or your friends? These air pollutants contain pollens, fungus, bacteria, air pollution, cigarette smoke, car exhaust and hundreds of other chemicals. These pollutants are carried in by you or family members and usually end up in your carpets.

If you or someone in your family has allergies, asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problems – one major source of your problem could be the pollens, fungus, pet dander, and chemicals in your carpet.

 One way to stop the pollutants from coming into your home is to have everyone take their shoes off at the door. I know that it’s a pain to do, but you will be extending the life of your carpet. Which is more important your family and friends feelings OR your investment, and your family’s health.

Need A Mattress Cleaning????

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How many times have you seen the cleaning lady at the hotel remove comforters? It’s pretty rare.
Anything you don’t see on the cart – isn’t changed between guests.lens11907821_1278102604gross-hotel-mattress

If you really want to get sick – look at this mattress.
Speaking of the mattress, when was the last time that your mattress was cleaned???

For many of you it’s been never. Just to let you know, if you have allergies or just your basic scratchy throat and itchy nose in the morning, it could be due to your mattress.

Just like you wash your clothes and hair regularly, your mattress should be cared for in the same manner. That’s if you want to extend its life and YOURS!

If you’re still undecided on cleaning your mattress just think of this. In this picture you can see why it needs to be cleaned. What about the things you can’t see, like Dust mites.

These little bugs are virtually microscopic. Every home has dust mites. They feed on human skin flakes and are found in mattresses, pillows, carpets, upholstered furniture, bed-covers, clothes, stuffed toys and fabric and fabric-covered items. Body parts and feces from dust mites can trigger asthma in individuals with allergic reactions to dust mites, and exposure to dust mites can cause asthma in children who have not previously exhibited asthma symptoms.

Regular house dust may contain asthma triggers. When you are treating your house for dust mites, try these simple steps as well.

~Remove dust often with a damp cloth.
~Vacuum carpet and fabric-covered furniture to reduce dust build-up.
~Using vacuums with high efficiency filters or central vacuums may be helpful.
~People with asthma or allergies should leave the area being vacuumed.

No place is safe from allergens no matter where you go. Even if you don’t have allergies, call a professional to clean your mattress on a regular basis. And because it is fair to say that we spend a significant proportion of time in contact with our mattress, this is particularly important.

Many of us, especially children and babies will often wake up with a runny nose, watery eyes, headache or other typical allergy symptoms? In many cases these symptoms are caused by Dust Mites that feed on the dead skin cells we shed while we sleep. These creatures are prevalent in mattresses because of the amount of time we spend sleeping on them.

A professional can clean the mattresses in your home and also treat them with an Anti-Allergen Post Spray Treatment. This treatment de-natures dust mite allergens to prevent you from suffering so severely.

After they clean the mattresses in your home it is important to encase them in allergy relief bed-covers to keep them nice and clean as well as keeping Dust Mites and allergens at bay.
Also if you find out that you or someone in your home suffers from allergies, here are some actions to take on a regular basis.

~Cover mattresses and pillows with dust proof (“allergen-impermeable”) zippered covers.
~Wash bedding (sheets, blankets and bed-covers) once per week in hot water.
~Choose washable stuffed toys, wash them often in hot water and dry them thoroughly.
~Keep stuffed toys off beds.
~Maintain low indoor humidity, ideally between 30-50% relative humidity. Humidity levels can be measured by hygrometers which are available at local hardware stores.

When you’ve decided to have your mattress cleaned, call the professionals. Especially certified cleaning technicians that can handle a job like this. The best mattress cleaners in Northern Virginia will help you to achieve a clean and healthy home.