What are the first few things that pop into mind when you think of air pollution? You might be thinking of the exhaust fumes from cars or the smoke coming out of chimney tops. What you might not think of is dust and dirt that exists in homes. In fact, indoor air is actually up to five times more polluted than outdoor air, and this is the reason so many people have allergic reactions, asthma problems, and other respiratory issues when they are indoors.

Many factors contribute to indoor air pollution. It could be dust mites, dead skin cells, pollen, and even food. All of these pollutants can get trapped in various places of the home, most notably your carpets. In fact, a dirty carpet is one of the biggest causes of dirty indoor air, and that’s why today, we want to talk to you about the big benefits of having clean carpets:

1. Fights off Dust Mites

With a naked eye, you can’t spot dust mites. They are microscopic creatures, and you might not even be aware that they are ravaging your house. The only way to tell that there’s an ongoing infestation of dust mites is the allergic reactions. The feces of dust mites are what cause allergic reactions, so if you find yourself sneezing a lot at home, chances are you’re breathing in their poop. Yes, the whole idea is disgusting, but that’s just more reason to get your carpet and carpet space cleaned if you haven’t cleaned in in a while. 

2. Prevents Mould Growth

Even if the carpet feels dry to the touch, there are some areas where moisture collects, causing the carpet to get damp. This leads to problems like mould growth that hurt the carpet’s integrity and pollutes the air with spores that can be even more dangerous than smoking itself. Such spores can enter the lungs and cause serious respiratory diseases. As such, getting the carpets deep cleaned is a must to ensure that not only are the hidden mould tackled but that there aren’t any spores lying in wait to wreak havoc.

3. Enhances Indoor Air Quality

Even a simple act like vacuuming the surface of the carpet can greatly improve indoor air quality. This is because it sucks up most of the dust, dirt, and other particles in the carpet that could have been kicked up into the air. However, vacuuming itself isn’t usually enough because it only cleans the surface layer. A carpet requires scheduled deep cleaning to ensure that even the contaminants penetrated deep into the carpet are removed. This greatly enhances indoor air quality, allowing you to enjoy fresh air even if you walk on the carpet all day.

Conclusion

If you haven’t been cleaning your carpet, now you know why you need to keep it well maintained. A clean carpet is a one-way ticket to much better indoor air quality, while a dirty carpet will do nothing more than interfere with your indoor living experience. With that said, if you are interested in getting your carpet clean anytime soon, we recommend that you hire professionals to do it for you. They have the knowledge and equipment needed to properly tackle any dirty carpets, ensuring that the result is a spotless carpet you are proud to find sitting in your home!

Canada Unified Services Inc. is a family-owned company offering cleaning services tackling carpets, furnaces, and other parts of the home and offices since 2014. If you are looking for affordable carpet cleaning solutions in Calgary, reach out to us today!