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6 Health Benefits of Cleaning Your Carpet

6 Health Benefits of Cleaning Your Carpet

Everyone loves a clean carpet. Getting your carpet cleaned regularly doesn’t just improve its look, there are a slew of health benefits that come along with getting your carpet cleaned. Here are 5 health benefits that come with getting your carpets cleaned!

Benefit 1: Removes Trapped Pollutants

Carpets retain allergens, particle pollution, gas, chemicals, dander, and dust. All of these pollutants create toxic airborne gases that get caught in the fabric of your carpet. The toxic airborne gases are released into the air when disturbed by daily activities, such as walking or vacuuming. Having your carpet regularly cleaned kills and removes the bacteria and pollutants that cause these toxic airborne gases!

Benefit 2: Improves Air Quality

Along the same lines as having pollutants removed, having your carpets cleaned greatly improves the air quality in your space. It may seem surprising that carpets could have such a great effect on the air in your space, but clean carpets can drastically change the quality and flow of air in your home. 

Contaminants can get trapped in the carpet causing allergies. Cleaning the carpet removes these allergens that then helps improve the air quality. When a carpet is filled with dirt and debris it can prevent air flow, especially near walls. This stunted air flow can cause the rooms in your home to become stuffy. Dust and allergens that have accumulated by not deep cleaning your carpet can also circulate in the air through daily disturbances. The American Lung Association recommends vacuuming your home at least 3 times a week and getting your carpets cleaned annually to prevent these pollutants from building up and helping your space have quality airflow and prevent allergies especially for particularly sensitive family members. Regular cleanings help prevent dust and debris build up and thus helps the air in your space circulate well and stay clean. 

Benefit 3: Prevents Dust Mites

Dust mites are a common indoor allergen. The insects themselves are not the allergen but their fragmented body parts and feces that go unnoticed due to the microscopic size of the insects are what cause allergies. Having your carpets professionally cleaned eliminates any dust mite infestation with steam and prevents indoor allergy flare ups.

Benefit 4: Prevents Mold

When dirty carpets are exposed to moisture that is not dried immediately, it can lead to mold growth. Because the carpet is already harboring dirt and debris, that exposure to moisture causes mold to grow. Mold is known to cause health issues and aggravate allegories. A professional carpet cleaning removes the mold and prevents it from developing. 

Benefit 5: Boosts Mental Health and Sleep

The physical health impact on having a dirty carpet is apparent, but it can also take a toll on your mental health. Knowing that your home is clean can help relieve some stress and help you breathe easier. Regularly having your carpet professionally cleaned eases any stress that may occur due to worrying about the state of your carpet. By having regular cleanings, you are taking preventative measures. Plus having cleaner carpets improves sleep because of the improved air in the room. While you sleep, your breathing becomes slower and steadier and having a clean carpet improves that air quality improving your sleep. 

Conclusion

There are many health benefits to having a clean carpet. Having your carpet cleaned professionally can help prevent indoor allergy flare-ups and improve your overall health by removing dirt and bacteria build up. Make sure to have your carpet regularly cleaned to help improve your physical and mental health!

How to Remove Wine from Carpets

How to Remove Red Wine from Carpets

It happens to everyone; you’re having a party, celebrating with a glass of wine and someone knocks over a glass or your home alone and you have a clumsy moment and spill your wine. It can seem like a disaster, but your carpet can be easily solved with these household solutions!

Before Applying the Solution: As soon as you see the stain or right after the spill happens, grab a dry cloth or paper towel and blot the stain to prevent it from settling into your carpet. Start blotting at the edges of the stain and slowly move inward to the center to prevent the stain from spreading and becoming larger.

Once you have blotted up the stain or the stain is dry, add some cold water to the spot to further dilute the stain and blot up the water. Continue to blot until the carpet is dry again.

After you have blotted up the water and reduced the stain, you can begin by using your preferred solution to help remove the stain from your carpet.

Remember: Always do a test of the solution on a hidden part of your carpet to make sure there will not be any damage from the solution you are using.

Almost every solution can be used following this process:

  1. Apply the solution of your choice to the stain
  2. Blot away the solution
  3. Repeat this process until the stain is gone

Solution 1 Salt: You can use salt to absorb the wine stain. If the stain has dried, add a bit of water to the stain before you apply the salt. Pour some salt onto the stain area and let it set overnight. Do not scrub or blot the salt. Check the salt in the morning. There should be crystallized salt that appears pink. Scoop up the salt and vacuum up the area to remove it. The stain should be gone.

Solution 2 White Vinegar: White vinegar is an amazing household cleaning tool and can be used to clean carpets as well! Start by mixing one tablespoon of white vinegar and one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid with two cups of warm water.

This technique works best for a wine stain that has already dried. Apply the solution to the stain, but do not use the whole two cups of the solution.

Use a cloth or sponge to dab the solution onto the stain and and saturate the carpet. Then use a clean dry cloth to blot away the solution and remove the stain. Repeat the process until the stain has lifted. 

Solution 3 Baking Soda: Once you have blotted away all of the wine stain that you can, make a baking soda paste to help remove the stain. 

Mix one-part water with three-parts baking soda to create a paste and apply it to the stain. 

Wait for the paste to dry and then vacuum up the dried paste. The stain should be gone!

Solution 4 Club Soda: Club Soda is also a good option to help remove red wine stains. Directly apply club soda to the stain with a sponge or cloth and blot the solution until the stain is removed. 

Solution 5 Hydrogen Peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide is similar to white vinegar when removing a wine stain. Mix two-parts hydrogen peroxide with one-part dishwashing liquid. Apply the solution with a sponge or cloth and let the solution soak in for 5-10 minutes. This solution should not be used on a colored carpet because it will bleach and damage the carpet.

Conclusion: There is no need to worry if you spill any wine at a party, you have an arsenal of household solutions to save your carpet! 

 

1 White Vinegar

Hydrogen peroxide is a mild for of bleach and good for removing stains

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