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You think of your home as a sanctuary, a place of peace and rest away from the stresses of work, school, and busy schedules. As the center of family life, the home is where you spend the most time, eating, playing, sleeping, and entertaining guests. And even if your home is clean by conventional standards, it’s the unwelcome guests you can’t see, living and feasting in your carpet and upholstery, that could be making you or someone you love sick.

Carpet Needs More Than Just Vacuuming

While hardwood, ceramic tile, slate, and other types of solid flooring have gained popularity in the last decade, carpet is still preferred in many rooms of the home because of its softness and beauty. Regular vacuuming will definitely remove much of the everyday traffic dirt and dust that rests on the surface of your carpet and furniture. To remove the bacteria, mold, and allergens that can aggravate respiratory conditions like asthma, COPD, and other ailments, a regularly scheduled deep steam clean is the only remedy.

Depending on the number of people and pets in your household, a deep steam clean for your carpets and upholstered furniture should be on the agenda at least once or twice a year. If you have multiple pets, you may wish to deep steam clean up to four times annually. This also applies if family members suffer from respiratory conditions or weakened immune systems.

So what exactly is living in your carpet?

Most of us don’t think about the microscopic universe that thrives underneath our feet. However, dust mites, mold, and bacteria are enjoying life within your carpet’s pile and pad. Even removing shoes at the front door does not eliminate the dirt, debris, and airborne allergens that can settle into the most meticulously maintained and vacuumed carpet.

How Dust Mites, Mold, and Bacteria Affect Your Health

Dust mites live in every home in carpet, upholstery, drapes, bedding, and clothing. Their excrement contains protein compounds that can irritate lungs, skin, and mucous membranes, causing or aggravating conditions such as asthma, emphysema, COPD, eczema, and allergies.

Mold can breed in your carpet when drinks are spilled and some liquid remains in the fibers. A dangerous enemy to your health, mold will continue to spread in your carpet unless removed regularly through a deep steam clean by certified and highly trained technicians. Mold can cause respiratory problems, autoimmune disorders, and weaken the immune system.

Salmonella is usually a word you only hear on the evening news, but it can be tracked into your house on your shoes, and lives contentedly in your carpet. While it has a relatively short life span, salmonella is just one of several potentially harmful bacteria that can cause a whole host of health problems like vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and gastro-intestinal distress.

A Simple Schedule of Regular Carpet Cleaning Can Reduce Health Risks

To have peace of mind and reduce your family’s risk of health problems associated with dust mites, mold, and bacteria, mark your calendar to schedule a deep steam clean of your carpets and upholstered furniture by qualified, screened, and certified technicians twice a year. Improved breathing and lessened allergic symptoms related to these carpet and upholstery-dwelling culprits may be noticeable right after the offending dirt, stains, and unwelcome guests have been removed.

Widmer’s Carpet Cleaning offers the very best deep steam cleaning of your carpet and upholstered furniture by factory-trained and certified technicians. Our Butler Truck Mounted Steam Cleaning and Extraction System offers the deepest clean and is also fast drying. Our technicians are happy to come to your home and provide a free estimate for your cleaning needs.

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