Now that the weather has gotten cooler, you’ve closed up your house and turned on the heater.
But you noticed that you’re sneezing and coughing more now that your home is not aired out. Could it be due to dust mites, allergens and other dirt trapped in your carpets?
Actually, your carpets could be dirtier than usual if you have children or pets coming inside after playing outside. They bring in more dust, dirt and pollen that could trigger your allergies.
Allergens, dust mites and other indoor pollutants get trapped in the fibers of your carpet. And there is only one way to find relief—through steam cleaning using hot water extraction.
In this blog post, you’ll learn more about hot water extraction (also known as steam cleaning), indoor allergies, and why you need a professional carpet cleaner to clean your Peabody, MA carpets.
Indoor allergens are particles that trigger an allergic response. Typical indoor allergens include
- Dust mites
- Mold spores
- Pet dander.
Allergens live in
- Bedding, pillows and mattresses
- Fabric furniture
- Heavy drapes
- Stuffed animals
Steam cleaning with hot water extraction is the best way to keep your carpets free of these indoor allergens.
What is Hot Water Extraction?
Hot water extraction simply means your carpet cleaner uses hot water to clean your carpets deeply. The cleaner’s machine drives hot water down into your carpet’s fiber to loosen and remove allergens, pet dander, dust mites and dirt.
Studies show that a professional carpet cleaner expertly removes all allergens and dirt from the carpet because of the equipment he uses to clean them.
Plus, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends hot water extraction steam cleaning to remove all allergens from your carpets.
Here are six other benefits of steam cleaning to remove harmful allergens:
- Steam cleaning with hot water extraction reduces bacteria, germs, mites and allergens.
- Your professional carpet cleaning technician controls the amount of water used so that your carpet dries quickly.
- The suction component of the cleaning machine picks up excess water and loosens debris.
- Steam cleaning improves the lifespan and the appearance of your carpets.
- Steam cleaning with hot water extraction doesn’t yellow or discolor your carpets.
- When your technician cleans your carpet, he won’t use any shampoos that could aggravate allergies in your family.
Why You Need a Professional Carpet Cleaning Company to Employ Steam Cleaning
You can rent or buy a steam cleaner. These machines are bulky and are a pain to store, not to mention that you will have to return it to the store.
Plus, home rug cleaners are heavy, making them difficult to use—especially on stairways.
You will get better results from a professional because he has more powerful cleaning equipment at his disposal. Your carpets will be cleaner and drier compared to a machine you could use.
Now that fall is here, your house isn’t getting the fresh air that it did during the summer. Plus, your children and pets bring in more allergens from playing outside.
So, stop sneezing and coughing. Why not get your carpets cleaned instead.
If you want to get rid of the allergens that are trapped deep within your carpet fibers, you need Perfection Carpet Cleaners. We guarantee that you get results on every visi.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, “What is Indoor Air Quality?”
Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, “Why Steam Cleaning Carpet is More Sanitary?”