Everyone is concerned about improving their health. We shop for healthy foods and supplement our meals with vitamins. We visit our doctors regularly for check-ups and physicals. We drink filtered and vitamin water. What we might not appreciate is the value of filtered air.
How do you effectively filter the air in your house? You are right… by changing the filters in your heating and cooling system on a regular, scheduled basis. If you wait too long, you know it because the filter is clogged and filthy. It makes a mess when you change it. So you vow to do it more often, and maybe you even put it on your wall calendar so you don’t forget. You might even pick up a better quality filter, such as one that uses HEPA standards.
But what about the biggest filter in your home? Wonder what it is? Just look down… if you have carpet, that’s the filter that often gets ignored. If you don’t have much carpet, odds are you have area rugs covering those hard floors. Those area rugs are filters, too.
Carpet in a home is a protection for you, because it traps all kinds of pollutants and allergens that can increase asthma sufferers. Carpet is a filter and, like all filters, has to be either changed or cleaned. It’s not practical to change your carpet every year or so (that would get expensive!) but you can — and should — have it professionally cleaned.
Remember, allergens are very light and float in the air, and are respiratory concerns, especially for allergy and asthma sufferers. Carpet helps to keep those particulates to a minimum.
There are many documented studies about how homes and facilities, such as schools, are healthier because of carpet and regular cleaning schedules.
So enjoy your carpet… and have it cleaned by your favorite professional carpet cleaning pros!.