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The Home Owners Guide to Indoor Air Quality

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Let’s explore your home’s indoor air quality, what may be affecting it, and how to correct any issues.

 

Why is home indoor air quality important? In today’s world, being “Green” and “Clean” is an important issue to many people when it comes to taking care of our environment but what about the environment in our homes? People sometimes take for granted that the air quality in their home is clean and healthy. Most likely, many of those people are wrong. Let’s explore what can affect the air quality in our homes and, what we can do to fix it.

 1. Professional Air Duct Cleaning can Improve Indoor Air Quality

All of the dirt, dust, mites, hair, and allergens that we speak about in this article eventually end up in your HVAC system. Although your furnace filter does catch some of these pollutants, a large amount ends up in the duct work and gets recirculated throughout your home over and over again. Professional air duct cleaning can remove years of buildup of these contaminates.

 2. Professional Carpet Cleaning Can Improve Indoor Air Quality

Every home should have the carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year. This will remove all of the dirt, dust, dander, allergens, and other contaminates from your carpet that are being stirred up every time someone walks across it. Professional cleaning is just better than vacuuming. Although vacuuming your carpets is a good thing to do, and should be done daily, or at minimum, weekly, it isn’t enough. Having your carpets cleaned professionally ensures that all of the dirt and contaminates get removed regularly. Dirt, dander, dust mites, allergens that can affect people with asthma, autoimmune diseases, or other health issues can benefit greatly from having these contaminates removed.

 3. Cleanliness

Simply keeping your home clean can drastically improve your homes air quality. Don’t allow dirty clothes to pile up. Instead wash them daily or get yourself a hamper with a lid to restrict dirt, dust, or contaminates from recirculating throughout your home.  Clean your curtains and vacuum your floors often. Dusting your home is very important and should be done first. Work by cleaning from the top to the bottom. Start at the ceiling and work your way down. Be sure to clean in hard to reach areas. Hard to reach areas are generally dirtier than other areas in your home. Because these areas can be difficult to get to we often skip them on cleaning day. Don’t skip these areas. Ask for help if you need it.

 4. Pets

Our furry little friends carry around all kinds of dirty little secrets. Fleas, Mites, Dander, Shedding fur, and a host of other unwanted contaminates are being introduced to your homes environment through your pet. Shampooing your pet regularly and brushing their fur daily can reduce the amount of contaminates being introduced.

 5. Air Leaks

Many homes, especially older ones, can allow outside air and contaminates into the home’s environment through leaking windows and doors. Check all doors and windows as well as other areas like basements, attics and crawl spaces. Seal off any undesirable air leaks to reduce the amount of contaminates coming in. This will also help save money in heating and cooling costs and help extend the life of your HVAC system.

 6. Upholstery

Most professional carpet cleaners offer an upholstery cleaning service. Your furniture is a collector of all things dirty, just like your carpets. Doesn’t it make sense to keep your furniture clean too? This is an easy and, usually, affordable way to remove all of the contaminates and have you, and your loved ones breathing easier.

 

 

IMPROVE YOUR HOMES AIR QUALITY

Cleaning your carpets is an excellent way to remove allergens, dust, and all of the little critters that make themselves at home there. However, you can do more to improve your homes air quality.

Air Duct Cleaning is an affordable and effective way to reduce airborne contaminates. You see, when your furnace or air conditioner turn on, they do two things. They blow hot or cold air into your home stirring up all of the dust, allergens and contaminates. They also draw in air from other vents in your home. When they do this they suck in all that unwanted stuff. The furnace filter is designed to catch these air pollutants and keep them from circulating throughout your home. The hard truth though, is that it is not a perfect catch all. A lot of contaminates get past the filter and into your homes ductwork. Over time there can be build up in your ductwork that just keeps getting blown into your living space, then sucked back into the HVAC system. All of this, while you and your family are breathing it in. Those who suffer from allergies or asthma are particularly at risk from these contaminates.

The NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) says that dirty air ducts may contribute to health issues for people with respiratory problems, autoimmune disorders, or asthma and allergies.

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) says that homes can be two to five times more polluted than the outdoors. Just let that sink in for a minute. It may be time to consider getting your carpets and air ducts cleaned.

 

It’s important to all of us to have a clean healthy environment for our children, our families, and of course, ourselves.

It only takes a few dollars and a couple of hours to ensure that the air our family breathes is clean and healthy. A professional carpet cleaner can rid your carpets of many different pollutants, allergens, dust and dander that we breathe every day. Similarly a professional air duct cleaner can remove the same pollutants from your homes heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system.

 

Here at CleanCo Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning we care about our customers.

Our professionally trained and certified technicians will treat you like family. We know and understand that you are inviting us into your home, and into your private world. Our employees have all passed background checks.

Cleanco is an Angies List top service provider with many five star reviews. We are a Home Advisor top rated pro with a 4.9 star rating. At Cleanco Carpet and Air duct Cleaning, We take every step necessary to provide you, our customer, with the best experience possible.

Next time you’re in need of a top rated professional, please consider giving us a call.

CleanCo Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning, Liberty Lake WA. 509-892-1922

 

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6 Reasons to Consider Professional Carpet Cleaning

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WHY IS PROFESSIONAL CARPET CLEANING SO IMPORTANT?

Professional carpet cleaning is important. Carpet is one of the few things in life that we use every day. We walk on it, our children play on it, our pets lie on it. It’s easy to forget about the fact that we are constantly contaminating our carpets with materials that we would never think of. Things like motor oils, grease and dirt from our shoes. Pet hair, dander and insects like fleas from our pets. Mold spores, allergens, skin cells, and more. Regular professional carpet cleaning can reduce these contaminates greatly.

According to research done by the American Lung Association, “Carpets may trap pollutants like dust mites, pet dander, cockroach allergens, particle pollution, lead, mold spores, pesticides, dirt and dust.”

An article in USA TODAY states that there are “over 100 different kinds of creepy freeloaders” within even the cleanest homes.

 

The Daily Mail .Com states that researchers have found over 100 species living in the average home. Of the 50 American homes researched, they found 579 species of spiders, beetles, mites, flies and ants.

 

Many of these creepy little critters think of your carpet as paradise. Just think of them throwing a party with a couple million of their closest friends right under your feet.

 

These unwanted visitors can cause a number of problems. Indoor air quality can be affected. Allergens get stirred up every time you walk on the carpet. When you vacuum your carpets, you can stir up everything lurking within, sending it floating into the air and eventually you breathe them in. Some of them even feed on your carpet fibers. Over time this is all just plain bad for your carpet.

 

 

Regular professional carpet cleaning can reduce these contaminates greatly. Here are 6 reasons why.

 

    1. PROLONG THE LIFE OF YOUR CARPET

Professional Carpet cleaning is something that must be done on a regular basis to get the full use out of your carpet by prolonging its life. Carpets are constantly being spilled on, and stepped on, and this can often result in permanent stains or soiling. Regular professional cleaning can prevent stains and spots from becoming permanent and shortening the life of your carpet.

   2. SPOT AND STAIN REMOVAL

When your carpets get spots and stains and they are allowed to soak into your carpet, it becomes harder to remove them. They can soak into the padding under your carpet and even into the underlayment. This can cause mold spores, bacteria, and germ contamination. Without proper treatment, these contaminates can become airborne and cause allergic reactions and health problems. Prompt removal of these stains is essential to prevent permanent damage. Professional carpet cleaning can get those stains out before they set in.

     3. AIR QUALITY IN YOUR HOME

Carpets can trap pollutants like mold spores, dust, dirt, pesticides, and other contaminates that can affect the air quality in your home. Pollutants could even affect your family’s health. In addition to airborne pollutants, carpets are also a breeding ground for bacteria, mites, and germs. When carpets become moist and begin to soil, bacteria and germs have the opportunity to build up even further. This buildup may affect your family’s health, resulting in days home from school or work, and visits to the doctor’s office. Regular professional carpet cleaning can maintain good air quality, eliminate harmful bacteria, mites and allergens, and protect your family’s health.

     4. CLEAN, HEALTHY APPEARANCE

With professional carpet cleaning, your home will have that fresh, clean look and smell that you love. Have guests over with confidence and take pride in the beautiful, clean look, and smell of your home.

     5. YOUR CHILDREN ARE ON YOUR CARPET

Children love to lie on the carpet. They will play, color in coloring books, read, watch TV, and many other activities. When they do, their little faces are closer to all of the allergens, dust mites, mold spores, and other contaminates. Professional carpet cleaning at least once a year, can protect your little ones from these dangers and help to keep them safe and healthy.

     6. PETS ARE ALSO ON THE CARPET

Kids are sometimes on the carpet. Your pets are ALWAYS on the carpet. They shed hair, dander falls off of them, and they may even share a few fleas with your carpet. Eventually these contaminates from your family pet can lead to odors, allergens, and flea infestations.

Whether your carpet is brand new or a few years old, you really should keep it as clean as possible. Your family will be healthier when your carpet is free of allergens, dust, and dirt. Your pets will appreciate the clean environment as well.

Regular professional carpet cleaning will prolong the life of your carpet and have your family breathing clean healthy air. Children can play on the carpet without concerns for their health and your pets will love the clean environment you have provided for them.

 

IMPROVE YOUR HOMES AIR QUALITY

Cleaning your carpets is an excellent way to remove allergens, dust, and all of the little critters that make themselves at home there. However, you can do more to improve your homes air quality.

Air Duct Cleaning is an affordable and effective way to reduce airborne contaminates. You see, when your furnace or air conditioner turn on, they do two things. They blow hot or cold air into your home stirring up all of the dust, allergens and contaminates. They also draw in air from other vents in your home. When they do this they suck in all that unwanted stuff. The furnace filter is designed to catch these air pollutants and keep them from circulating throughout your home. The hard truth though, is that it is not a perfect catch all. A lot of contaminates get past the filter and into your homes ductwork. Over time there can be build up in your ductwork that just keeps getting blown into your living space, then sucked back into the HVAC system. All of this, while you and your family are breathing it in. Those who suffer from allergies or asthma are particularly at risk from these contaminates.

The NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) says that dirty air ducts may contribute to health issues for people with respiratory problems, autoimmune disorders, or asthma and allergies.

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) says that homes can be two to five times more polluted than the outdoors. Just let that sink in for a minute. It may be time to consider getting your carpets and air ducts cleaned.

CLEANCO CARPET AND AIR DUCT CLEANING

WE’LL GET IT AS CLEAN AS CLEAN CAN BE,

THAT’S THE CLEANCO GUARANTEE!