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How To Increase Indoor Air Quality, Springfield Mo.

Everything that lands on your carpet has the potential to stay, even if it's not an obvious stain.Dust particles, hair, mold spores and pet dander, almost invisible to the naked eye can fall off your shoes or clothing and land on your floors. Walking over carpet grinds these small particles into the fibers; often leaving a carpet that looks clean but can negatively impact the indoor air quality of your home. Stains are also a problem. For example, stains caused from red wine or pet urine can actually provide a food source for bacteria living in your carpets.


What's hiding in your carpet?

Carpet often contains some of the worst allergens, germs and other hazardous materials in your home. They often hide in plain sight, and can also negatively affect indoor air quality. Vacuuming can help contain these contaminants, but sometimes, a more thorough carpet cleaning is necessary to improve the air you breath.


Potential health risks from your carpet

Vacuuming is always the first step in removing contaminants from your carpeting. Make sure to vacuum one or two times per week, and use a newer vacuum with powerful suction and built-in HEPA filters for a better chance of pulling up mites, allergens and dirt. But even the best vacuum can't remove everything that hides in your carpet.

To deal with the bulk of the particles, consider hiring a professional carpet cleaning service. Most companies use steam cleaning or dry-cleaning techniques to eliminate contaminants and remove stubborn stains. Professional carpet cleaners recommend at least one cleaning per year, but high-traffic areas might require more frequent cleanings. Increase your Indoor Air Quality. Call Ultra Carpet Care of Springfield, MO.  Today at (417) 459-1971


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