While carpet is designed to add comfort and warmth to a home, it also receives a lot of foot traffic that can cause particles to build up, detracting from its cleanliness. That is a significant concern because, per the EPA, most people spend about 90% of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants may be up to five times higher than that outdoors.
There are several ways to promote good indoor air quality and a healthy living environment, including vacuuming with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter machine and tending to spills as they happen, as part of a regular housekeeping routine. Most importantly, you should routinely hire a professional carpet cleaner like Green Clean NC to extract embedded dirt.
How Often to Clean Carpet
The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) recommends having your wall-to-wall carpeting and large area rugs professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months. More frequent cleanings are recommended should someone in your household have allergies or asthma or if you have kids, especially younger children, or pets.
In addition, you may want to consider more frequent cleanings to sanitize the carpet, ensuring a wholly disinfected home to prevent infection. Green Clean NC uses a hospital-grade disinfectant to disinfect frequently touched surfaces as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Tips to keep your carpet clean longer include:
- Have a professional carpet cleaner apply stain protection
- Vacuum high-traffic areas with regular frequency
- Place doormats inside and outside entry areas
- Adopt a shoes-off in the house rule
- Remove messes before they set
Schedule an Appointment with a Professional Carpet Cleaner
When it comes to cleaning stains and removing odors, nothing beats periodic deep cleaning by a carpet cleaning professional. Green Clean NC uses advanced equipment and techniques, along with environmentally friendly solutions, to penetrate deep into the fibers of your carpet and extract particles such as allergens, dirt, and pet dander.
We won’t stop either until you’re 100% satisfied with the results. In addition, as a value add-on, all clients will receive a complimentary bottle of Magic Carpet and Upholstery Spotter that is refilled with each subsequent carpet cleaning. Schedule an appointment with a professional carpet cleaner today at (919) 872-7247.
“Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“Cleaning and Maintenance.” The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI).
“Indoor Air Quality: What are the trends in indoor air quality and their effects on human health?” The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).