Most homeowners view carpet cleaning as an aesthetic improvement. Carpet cleaning also extends the life of your carpet—most manufacturers require carpet cleaning to maintain your carpet’s warranty. However, many homeowners overlook the most valuable benefit of carpet cleaning: professional carpet cleaning improves your family’s health.
A simple analogy proves the point. Perhaps you heard the recent scare about kitchen sponges: “Your kitchen sponge is a bacteria hotbed,” NPR reported earlier this year (September, 2017). Apparently, a normal kitchen sponge hosts up to 45 billion bacteria per square centimeter.
Your home’s carpet acts like a sponge, collecting bacteria, debris, even mold. Research published in 2001revealed that “your carpet probably contains about 200,000 bacteria per square inch, making it 4,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat” (Source).
200,000 bacteria per square inch is obviously a far cry from 45 billion bacteria per square centimeter, but this is small comfort to homeowners who suffer allergies or illness due to poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Although San Diego’s air quality is “worse than you might think,” the EPA reports indoor air quality “can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air.”
Fortunately, professional carpet cleaning, which utilizes hot water extraction and specialized cleaning solutions, obliterates carpet bacteria, freeing your carpet of pollution and potential mold or dust mite infections, ultimately improving IAQ. To learn more about how professional carpet cleaning can benefit your family’s health, call G&G Air Services of San Diego today.