The most effective way to prolong the life of your carpets is to vacuum regularly. By removing dry particles, you help prevent premature wear caused by abrasive soils grinding away at carpet fibers. The right vacuum also helps to remove pollutants and contaminants from your home.
While all vacuum cleaners use some kind of motor to turn fans that produce air flow, not all vacuums are created equal. Some are better at filtering small particles than others. In homes with sensitive persons with allergies or asthma, the smallest particles are able to be breathed in deeply causing irritation and inflammation.
What is in the dust that creates such big problems? Pollutants include mold, human and animal dander, dust mite, feces, insect parts, air pollution, lead dust, carbon, cookng residues and more.
Pollutants are captured and filtered out by high quality vacuum cleaners featuring “true HEPA” filtration. A true HEPA vacuum cleaner actually cleans the air while it cleans the carpet. Less efficient vacuum cleaners do not clean the air. Rather, they have the effect of expelling the smallest pollutant particles into the breathing zone where they can remain suspended for hours.
When you vacuum do not rush over the surface of the carpet. Take your time. Vacuum over high traffic areas in two different directions to remove the most soil. This will help your carpets stay cleaner and last much longer. Never vacuum up moist soils or damp carpet. This can cause bacterial growth and odors in your machine.
You need to maintian your carpet with regular, professional cleaning, but a good quality vacuum cleaner is your first line of defense in keeping a clean and healthy home.