Carpet Cleaning in the Winter? Really?

This is the time of year that you may wonder if it makes sense to get your carpet cleaned? Hmh…Does it make sense to clean your kitchen tile floors in the winter? Does it make sense to change and clean your bed linens in the winter? Yes!

For some reason, people treat their carpet differently, as if carpet is immune to soiling because the weather is cool. Logically, this is not true. It’s what you can’t see on your carpet that is problematic.

Modern carpets do a great job of hiding soil. This may lead you to think that you only need to clean your carpets once a year or when they “look” dirty. But according to the EPA, most households should clean carpets at least twice a year, maybe more depending on lifestyle.

In most homes, carpet is the largest filter trapping soils, pollutants, allergens, oils, pet and human dander.The fact is that winter is a great time to get your carpets cleaned.

During the summer, pollen and other pollutants enter your home and become trapped in the carpets. In the fall, mold spores are more prevalent, again, becoming trapped in your carpet fibers. All of this happens just as you close things up for the winter and spend more time inside.

It’s bad enough that winter is the time when people suffer from cold and flu without adding poor indoor air quality to aggravate conditions such as asthma and allergies.

Carpets tend to dry faster in the winter because the humidity is lower and most of us are using our furnaces. Warm, dry air is great for drying carpets! Remember that in the winter, days are shorter, darkness comes earlier and lasts longer. A clean, fresh, healthy carpet is a great way to help fight off the winter doldrums. Call B/P Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning now for your winter cleaning!

 

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