As the first pink blossoms start popping up in the garden moms everywhere generally get geared up for the big spring clean, and although deep cleaning before the summer months is important and a wonderful way to freshen up the home after the families hibernation, but have you considered that giving your home an additional deep clean as winter starts to creep in has its own benefits for the home and family?
Why is good air quality in your home even more critical during winter?
During winter families spend a lot more time indoors and generally keep everything closed up to keep the warmth in and the cold out which makes perfect logical sense, but as a result, there is less ventilation or fresh air circulating through the home, for this exact reason it is so important to make sure the quality of air in your home is good and clean.
Good quality, clean air means an overall healthier environment for you and your family and reduces the risk of seasonal illnesses such as colds and cases of flu, and even more severe respiratory aliments like asthma can be easier managed in an environment with minimal airborne irritants.
Anything with weaved or sewn together fibres like your carpets, rugs, and upholstered furniture, act as air filters because microparticles like dust and pollen get trapped in between the weaves which is great because they are no longer airborne for us to inhale, but just as with any type of filter they can only hold so much.
** Did you know that an average carpet, even with regular vacuuming, can quadruple its weight in 6 months with the accumulation of dust and pollen particles**
Once they have trapped all the dirt, dust, and other nasties that they possibly can the surplus lies on the surface and becomes airborne and distributed through the home by the movement of people, and before we know it we have inhaled all of those irritants and we wake up with a stuffy nose and sore throat.
How can you improve the air quality in your home for the colder months?
The great news is that there is a very simple solution to maximize the effectiveness of these unseen air filters and improve the air quality in your home during winter.
What is this magic wand you may ask? The answer is a professional hot water extraction deep clean of your carpets and upholstery.
The combination of steam, from the hot water, appropriate chemicals, and the high-powered extraction vacuum motors kill bacteria and remove trapped dust and other microparticles from deep down in the fibers, and for you, this means that those unwelcomed airborne irritants that contribute to stuffy noses and sore throats can be trapped by the fibers in your carpets and upholstery instead of being inhaled into your system.
Who to use? The million dollar question….
Beware of cheap imitations! There are many carpet & upholstery companies out there claiming to work wonders but leave you with less than wonderful results and often with carpets taking days to dry.
Not only unpleasant for you as a family but it can be harmful to your health because moist, warm, indoor environments are the perfect breeding ground for mould and mildew and more often than not you won’t even see this happening because it starts in the underfelt.
Before you schedule your winter clean make sure you choose the right service provider because ultimately you want to improve the air quality in your home not contribute to the worsening of it.
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