Good Day Everyone!
This week we have definitely seen a little better weather! It's been a nice break from the bitter cold.
Today's blog is addressing a topic we have covered before. However the question has come up several times again over the last two weeks. I have been getting lots and lots of questions on why your house may be seeming suddenly more dusty than normal.
You know as we move out of Fall and into Winter, lots of things go on hold and are put on the back burner as we wait for Spring. We do a lot less carpet cleaning during the Winter than the Summer. This is just an accepted cycle in the industry. However, there is no good reason for it. Mostly we think that we will just wait for the Spring so we get out of the mud and slushy season that messes up our carpets. The problem with this is that the mud and slushy dirt are the least of the problems for your carpet.
The carpeting in your home is the largest air filter you have! Believe it or not the condition and cleanliness of your carpet contributes a lot to your indoor air quality. Air flow in your house develops a pattern. This pattern will include the air flowing down your walls and underneath the carpet. The carpet then filters our particulates and pollutants. So just like any other filter, it will get clogged up and stop being as effective as it was when it was clean. I will always give our customers my recommendations for frequency of cleaning, depending on amount of children in the home and of course pets. But a minimum standard is a good carpet extraction at least twice a year. There are many other reasons that effect even the health of your carpet that I could get into, however I like to keep these blogs short and to the point.
So, if you are experiencing excessive dusty conditions or you feel your indoor air quality has deteriorated, consider that your carpeting may be the culprit. (especially if it has been at least 6 months since your last cleaning.)
Have a fantastic week!!