As modern homes become “tighter” and more insulated, it also becomes more difficult to encourage air-flow between the outside and indoors. While this keeps the house warm during the wintertime, it can also make it hard to air out the house.

While opening windows and turning on fans can help with regular air circulation, it can be hard to fully clean your house when it’s closed up all the time. This can cause a buildup in dust, dirt, and odors within the home. Floor Surface Care, Inc. can help reduce the dust, dirt, and mites causing a majority of this buildup and improve indoor air quality.

Bad Air Quality is a Health Issue

Aside from unpleasant smells and grime, dirty air can cause allergies and worsen existing conditions like asthma. About 90 percent of allergic asthmatics experience shortness of breath, sneezing, and runny noses when they are exposed to dust mites, and over 10 percent of the population can experience sensitivities to things found in house dust.

What’s in House Dust?

House dust can include anything from fabric fiber, pet dander, and even human skin particles.  Dust mites make easy homes in your carpets and upholstery, and when your floors see frequent traffic, you can stir them up every time you walk. Other disturbances like changing bedding, vacuuming, and moving curtains can kick up mites.

Improving Indoor Air Quality

With some maintenance, you can take steps to avoid a heavy population of mites and allergens. Replacing air filters regularly can keep the debris from spreading through the air, and vacuuming with clean bags can keep your carpets from collecting too much dust.

Most carpets need to be cleaned once every 6-12 months, depending on how many people are in or moving through the home (especially in and out foot traffic) on a daily basis, plus pets in the house (pet dander is also a source of house dust.)

Is it Time for Carpet Cleaning?

If you think your carpet might need a clean, go to a well-lit area of your home and run your hand over the carpet after vacuuming. If you can still see particles getting kicked up as you ruffle the fibers, it might be time to get a cleaning. Areas of your home that see a lot of traffic, like hallways and living rooms, might need more frequent upkeep.

With Floor Surface Care, Inc. you can rest assured that your carpets will be clean and pleasant-smelling. No leftover water soaking the carpet and pads, and no harmful toxins, residues, or chemicals. Our HOST cleaning systems can remove dirt, dust, and mite remains from your carpet in just one visit, and keep your house fresh smelling until the next visit!