Information and guidance on how to properly care for your carpet flooring.
Importance of Caring for your Carpet
Carpets are subjected to regular wear and tear as people walk over them from day to day. The fibers in carpets can break down, especially if they are also exposed to dirt and debris. They also gather large amounts of pet dander, dust and other allergens that are in the air when they are not cleaned on a regular basis. This can lead to respiratory problems, sneezing and other symptoms of allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to dust mites, pet dander and other indoor allergens. It can also cause problems for those with asthma or other respiratory conditions. Carpet maintenance helps reduce the risk of health problems caused by exposure to indoor allergens.
If you or any family members have allergies or respiratory conditions, taking care of your carpet is a crucial part of making sure your home offers a healthy environment. Running a vacuum over your carpets once a week helps get rid of dust and other allergens that have built up on the fibers. Keep in mind that using a vacuum with HEPA filters helps collect even more particles that can trigger health problems. You might have to vacuum the carpets in your home more often during certain times of the year, such as in spring and autumn when seasonal allergies occur from pollen, ragweed and grass.
Health problems are just one reason that makes carpet maintenance important. Caring for carpets on a regular basis also helps them last for several years, which means you don’t have to spend money on brand new carpets. When carpets are soiled from dirt, the fibers in them can break. This leads to carpets that have a rougher feel and do not provide as much cushioning to walk on. Dirt also makes your carpets appear duller in color. Having your carpets professionally maintained is an essential part of ensuring that they last for a long time and keep looking good over the years.
Taking care of your carpet with proper care and maintenance, as well as a professional cleaning according to the manufacturer’s policy, will help keep it in good condition. It also helps you maintain a healthy home with fewer respiratory issues and other health problems brought on by indoor allergens.