Cold and flu season is already upon us and individuals across the country are fighting allergies and respiratory issues. Many homeowners across the nation are surprised to learn that allergies can be triggered by items found within our very own homes including our carpets. According to The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), dirty carpets can make you sick causing health issues such as respiratory and skin issues. Dirty carpets can also exasperate your existing health issues making them much worse than they need to be.
According to the knowledgeable experts at Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists there are several things that you can do to prevent yourself and your family members from getting sick from dirty carpets.
How to Keep the Carpets in My Home Clean & Germ Free
A Sign of Mold is when House Smells Musty: If your home has an unpleasant and persistent odor, your carpets could be the culprit. Mold can cause your carpet to develop a sour smell along with causing serious health problems for the residents within your home. If you suspect that you have a mold problem within your home or business, contact a mold remediation expert for assistance.
Change Vacuum HEPA Filters Regularly: The carpet cleaning experts at Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists recommend vacuuming your carpets at least twice a week, or more often if you have pets. If you own a vacuum with a HEPA filter make sure you are changing the filter regularly. If your vacuum doesn’t have a HEPA filter consider purchasing one that does. They are much more effective at removing dirt and allergens than older traditional vacuum cleaners.
Use Indoor & Outdoor Entry Mats: Utilize door mats to control the amount of dirt tracked into your home. Door mats and area rugs placed in high traffic areas will also help protect your carpet so that you can enjoy years of quality service.
Clean Carpet Stains Immediately: Accidents happen no matter how careful you are. If you spill something on your carpet, be sure to clean it up immediately. The quicker your response time, the less time the spill has to seep into your carpet. To treat spills, begin by blotting up as much of the stain as you can with a clean white cloth. Use a mixture of ¼ cup of vinegar mixed with ½ cup of water to blot stain. Repeat until the stain is gone.
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Even if you vacuum your carpet on a regular basis it is impossible to remove all traces of dirt and debris deep down in the fibers of your carpet. Getting your carpets, rugs, upholstery and air ducts professionally cleaned at least once per year can dramatically improve the air quality within your home. To learn more about professional residential and commercial carpet, rug, upholstery, mattress, air duct, and tile and grout cleaning services for your Las Vegas home or business, contact the knowledgeable experts at Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists today.