How To Clean Dusty Carpets & Help Prevent Allergies

How To Clean Dusty Carpets & Help Prevent Allergies Dusty carpets create a whirlwind of issues including poor appearances, quicker degradation of carpets and even the production of allergies. Luckily, there are a few ways you can clean dusty carpets so that they look like new. 

Dust sounds harmless but when it builds up in your carpets it is anything but. Dusty carpets look dull and dingy, plus they contribute to allergies. None of these things are good for your business or the people that work there.

Professional carpet cleaning services provide the most efficient way to clean dusty carpets. Vacuuming alone does not disinfect carpets, nor does it remove all of the dust trapped in the thick layers of fibers.

There’s good reason most carpet companies require you to have your carpets professionally cleaned once every 12 to 14 months in order to keep your warranty valid. Even steam cleaning your carpets on your own does not provide the same level of cleaning as professional tools and techniques.

What’s In Your Carpets?

Your carpets are home to so many disgusting things the human can’t see. For starters, humans shed a total of 1 million or more skin cells every single HOUR. Over time, these skin cells settle in with airborne dust (soil particles), amounting to pounds upon pounds of waste soiling your carpets. This equates to an entire world of microscopic creatures that live, breathe and thrive beneath your feet. A multitude of studies have found carpets commonly contain E-coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter and several other illnesses.

How Often Do Carpets Need Professional Cleaning?

Allergy-free housekeeping expert Robin Wilson explains that indoor air quality can be 8-10 times worse if you do not take the proper steps to clean carpets and drapes.

Wilson recommends having your carpets professionally cleaned more often than you think they need it. If you are trying to maintain a dust-free space, you may want to have your carpets cleaned as often as once every 6 months. For very dusty spaces, or if animals frequent a location, carpets can be cleaned as often as once every six weeks.

Even if you do not have allergies, you can develop them if you are repeatedly exposed to certain allergens over a period of time. If you work in an environment that has a lot of allergens floating in the air (caused by unclean carpets) you can develop serious health consequences that impact your ability to continue working at that location.

I Have My Own Steam Cleaner For Carpets, Will That Work?

Steam is the only thing capable of pulling dust out of your carpets. Although, steam cleaning on your own is highly advised against. Inexperienced use of a steam cleaner can easily result in the development of mold. Carpet installers often remove old carpeting and find mold growth related to the use of improper steam cleaning techniques. Mold can make you and your employees very sick, even sicker than dust can. 

How Often Should I Vacuum Commercial Carpets?

In between professional steam cleanings, carpets need to be regularly vacuumed. While vacuuming does nothing to disinfect floors, it does remove a lot of debris that would otherwise build up very quickly. The more often your carpets are vacuumed, the less opportunity dust and debris have to burrow deep into the layers of your carpet, becoming much more difficult to remove. High traffic flooring requires vacuuming as often as every single day.

How you vacuum is just as important as how often you vacuum. Vacuuming too quickly can actually deter the purpose and reduce how much dust your vacuum is able to collect. By vacuuming slowly and pausing over each surface area, the vacuum vibrates carpet fibers and sends dust spiraling up.

Start vacuuming near the cleanest parts of your carpets before working your way towards higher trafficked areas. Don’t forget to move furniture so that dust doesn’t begin to congregate in certain areas.

Increase Life Of Carpeting

The lifespan of your carpeting will increase tremendously if you keep them clean. Some higher end carpets can last 15+ years if they are regularly cleaned and kept free of dust.

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