Did you know that your carpets are a great place for things like mold, mildew, fungi, pesticides, and other toxins? This is even true of well kept carpets that are regularly vacuumed. Your carpets, especially when dirty, can have these toxins in high quantities leading to dangerous health hazards for you and your family.
Another startling fact? Dirty carpets can hold up to 8 times their weight in dirt, bacteria, fungi, and more. It’s also been estimated that 80% of human exposure to pesticides occurs indoors. This will lead to very poor indoor air quality causing minor health problems such as allergies and respiratory issues. If not taken care of, this can also lead to major health problems like poisoning from the pesticides and toxins in the carpet.
On average, Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors. Each time you walk into your office or home, you are bringing in several pollutants that you might not be aware of. Not to mention the pollutants your pets or kids are bringing in as well. Your carpets may not appear dirty, but regular cleanings may seem more necessary than a luxury. In fact, your carpets are the largest air filter in your home. Having these properly cleaned and maintained regularly can be the first step to improving your indoor air quality.
You’ve probably noticed the dust floating around when a stream of sunlight comes across a room. The reason our indoor air is more polluted is because we are breathing that air over and over. That dust, along with the other toxins listed above, are going to settle into your carpet and be trekked around. While vacuuming is helpful, the best vacuum money can buy is only going to pick up about 15% of the actual soil. The rest is going to be left to turn into allergens and pollutants. If a carpet isn’t cleaned on a regular basis, it is going to become a breeding ground for these pollutants.
We can help you maintain a healthy home or workplace with our professional carpeting cleaning services. Our services will penetrate deep into the carpet fibers to remove dirt, pollens, allergens and bacteria that could affect your family’s health. Contact McGeorge Brothers ChemDry of Kansas City today at 816-533-4377 to begin breathing your way to a healthier life.