The Things You Didn’t Know About Carpet Cleaning in Orange County
Does Carpet Cleaning Really Help Indoor Air Quality? (IAQ)
Most people start thinking about professional carpet cleaning in Orange County cities like Brea, Yorba Linda and Anaheim Hills when they are about to have company over for dinner, and they have “embarrassing” traffic lanes in the living room. Two more reasons for this are when their son spills Kool-aid on his bedroom carpet, or when the husband spills coffee on the carpets in the home office. These are solid reasons to get the carpets cleaned.
There are even more pertinent reasons to get your carpets cleaned on a regular basis. Carpet manufactures almost always require a professional steam cleaning of your carpets every 18 months after purchasing new carpeting. They also recommend a professional steam cleaning once a year. The EPA STATES to follow the manufactures recommendations. They also say, “Carpet also acts as a reservoir for dust, dirt, pollen, mold spores, pesticides and other materials. Some studies indicate that poorly maintained carpet can release significant quantities of particles into the air during the course of daily activity. In addition, young children may play on the carpet where they may be more likely to come into contact with contaminants that have not been properly removed. So they recommend you clean your carpets on a regular basis to fight indoor air quality problems. See (www.epa.gov)
This is a good educational video about indoor air quality.
The EPA warns that indoor air may be many times more polluted than the air you breathe in the outdoors. How much time do you spend indoors? Most Americans spend most of their lives indoors breathing unhealthy air. Tim’s Carpet Cleaning in Orange County can help you with much cleaner air.
How does indoor air quality get so bad in Brea and Yorba Linda?
1. Unmentionable things trace into your home every day. Have you heard about hitch hikers coming into your home? Well, they are hitch hikers coming into your home on your shoes, your kids, the dogs, and even on your hair and clothes. What are these hitch hikers? They are sand, mud, pesticides, pollens, smoke, bacteria and fungus, even pesticides. There are dozens of harmful pollutants and chemicals that hike right into your inside living environment. These pollutants settle into your home for a long time. They need to be removed with a weekly vacuuming and occasional deep steam cleaning.
2. Cooking, as well as cleaning solutions, bring odors and chemicals into your home environment. They settle into the carpeting, upholstery and even your clothes and hair. You wash your clothes and hair to remove these pollutants, but they stay in your carpeting and upholstery until they get a thorough cleaning. This pollutant levels increase over time making our indoor air even more polluted than out outdoor air.
3. Pets are delightful companions. But, pets make it difficult to keep the house clean. Pet and human hair are naturally oily. This oily condition attracts dirt, chemicals and unmentionables when they roll in the grass. They then come into our home with everything from the outside and roll on the carpets and floors. So where ever your pet is lying down or running in your home is where they will transfer many types of pollutants. These contaminates will be transferred from their hair and their paws to whatever surface they are on. This magnifies the poor air quality, and this “stuff” settles and eventually embeds deeply into the carpets and upholstery.
4. Smoking adds to home air pollution. This is certainly a personal choice, but our professional carpet and upholstery service are remarkably effective in removing smoke odors.
Cleaning this air, carpet, and upholstery pollution problems by Tim”s Carpet Cleaning Orange County.
Let the fresh air come into your Orange County home. In good weather in Brea and Yorba Linda, it’s easy to open your windows and let the fresh air circulate. This will freshen up the dead air. We live indoors, so we do not have to suffer the elements of wind, heat and cold you can experience outdoors. This creates stagnant air that should be freshen from time to time.
Keep these contaminates outdoors as much as possible. Use door mats to scrape some of the dirt off your shoes. Removing your shoes is even better. Clean your carpets and upholstery at least once each week with a high quality vacuum cleaner, to remove the surface dirt. Smoking outdoors will unquestionably help. Exhaust fans in the kitchen also help remove some of the cooking smoke. Wash your pets every couple of weeks. You never know what they have been rolling in. This is just a starter list. Maybe you can come up with more ways to keep your home clean and the indoor air fresh.
Use high quality home air filters for your furnace and air conditioner. Remember to replace your filter every 90 days. Many people don’t realize the carpet is actually the biggest air filter in your home. It’s actually highly effective in catching and holding these many types of pollutants carried in by your shoes and your pets. It catches the kitchen smoke, pet dander, and things you track into your home. Your carpets and upholstery can become unsanitary after a year or so. These contaminants build up and just like your air filter and begin contaminating the air in the home. Your air filter needs to be changed every 3 months and your carpets also need occasional cleaning.
Remember, carpet manufactures recommend a professional steam cleaning every 12 to 18 months to remove these pollutants. Tim’s Carpet Cleaning in Orange County will clean deep inside your carpet and remove these contaminates. It will keep your carpet and interior air cleaner, healthier and fresh smelling. If you faithfully clean your carpets about every 12 months you can expect to add years to the life, and have a much cleaner and healthier home environment.
Is a professional carpet cleaning in Orange County cities like Brea, Yorba Linda and Anaheim Hills is essential to maintain good indoor air quality? Absolutely!