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What's living in your carpet?

Eww... What's in your carpet?Carpeting is beautiful and beneficial, but it also collects pollutants very effectively. This unhealthy material enters our homes in the air or clings to our clothing, fur, or feet. It settles into our carpets and onto upholstered surfaces just like a furnace filter collects dust and airborne particles. Once saturated, our furnishings start "spilling" contaminants back into our indoor environment. The fact that our homes today are tightly closed, highly insulated environments adds to the problem and we end up thoroughly exposed to unhealthy contaminants.

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Harmful Pollutants

The indoor air is chocked full of harmful pollutants, 200% to 500% higher than outdoors! Dust-mites thrive in this filth deep down in the carpet. It is invisible to the eye but very visible to the arteries and lungs. Every time someone moves across the carpet they stir up these pollutants into the air, and can stay there for an hour or more. The average active home will always have these particles in the air, which is especially harmful to people with asthma and allergies, but not good for anyone, allergies or not!

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Dust Mites

Dust MitesDust mite allergens can affect us all. They can be harmful to the young, old, infirm, and everyone in-between. Major universities, health organizations, and the EPA warn us against the harmful effects of exposure to dust mites, and their allergens. Dust mites have a significant role in many asthma cases, and are a factor in hay fever and various other allergic ailments. Most people in homes across America and the world share their environment with common house dust mites. They are microscopic Arachnids, and members of the same family as spiders and ticks. Dust mites main diet consists of human skin that we all slough off naturally every day.

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Mold

Molds are always present in the air and typically grow and flourish in damp, warm, poorly lighted areas, or where air circulation is poor. Using a "truck-mounted" wet, soapy process can cause mildew.

If you had a hole in your roof that let as much water in as traditional carpet cleaning does, you'd be calling your insurance agent. Truck mounted cleaners are injecting up to ten (10) gallons of water into your carpet and at most are only able to get out about eight (8) gallons.

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Helpful Tips

Carpet is a giant air filter and needs to be kept clean.

According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America (AFFA),"the role of carpet has been scientifically proven to trap many of the allergens which trigger allergies and asthma and keep them out of the breathing zone to help alleviate problems for those who suffer from these conditions..."

What can you do about it?

There are many steps you can take to help eliminate dust mites, and make our homes healthier places to live.

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