How Carpet Affects Air Quality
Many of us know that the air we breath plays a vital role in our health, but did you know that carpet harbors many forms of mold, bacteria, allergens, and other harmful microbes that can cause you to have health issues? It’s strange to think that pollutants in your carpet could cause your air quality to suffer, however carpets act as a “filter” and catch a large majority of what’s in the air. Allergy sufferers may experience an increase of sneezing, sniffling, itchy eyes, runny nose, stuffy nose, even when you regularly change your home’s air filter. These harmful germs can cause other discomfort such as coughing and sore throat, eye irritation, skin irritation, headaches that are more frequent than usual, fatigue, and even breathing difficulties!
If your carpet is old, the chances of these ailments increase, particularly if your carpet has had water damage in the past or is continuously damp or wet. Moisture is a nesting ground for these types of pathogens. Mold and mildew find the moisture deep down in the fibers of your carpet, making it impossible to vacuum up.
Our Carpet Cleaning Elk Grove professionals can greatly reduce, if not eliminate these bacterium, immediately increasing your homes air quality and overall quality of life in your home! Regular cleanings are necessary in order to maintain not only the health of your carpet, but the health of your family as well. For the best carpet cleaning, call Spiker Carpet and Tile Care. We care about your carpet and your health!