How Carpet Cleaning Keeps Your Office Healthy

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Carpet cleaning for the sake of appearance has obvious benefits. After all, carpets are one of the most visible definers of overall cleanliness. When a new customer walksinto your building, he or she will take note of how clean your carpets are whether you like it or not, and will form an opinion about your business accordingly whether consciously or not.

However, having your carpets professionally cleaned on a regular schedule has benefits beyond appearance. Not only does it help you protect your investment, it can go a long way toward maintaining the health of your workers and visitors, and thus, your business.

Here’s how:

1. Carpet Cleaning Eliminates Trapped Pollutants.

We’ve mentioned it in these pages before, and we’ll say it again here: Your carpets act essentially as giant air filters. They grab and retain all types of indoor air pollutants, from heavy metals (such as lead) to microscopic dust mites, to normal everyday dust, dirt, and whatever else clings to the bottoms of shoes. Just like air filters, they eventually become saturated, and normal daily activities can re-release all this bad stuff into the air we breathe, causing allergies and illness. Vacuuming helps, but can only do so much. Professional carpet cleaners with their high-temperature solutions and advanced extraction power are the only way to get carpets truly clean again.

2. Carpet Cleaning Keeps Mold In Check.

The dangers of mold to human health are well-known, and we here in Portland and the Pacific Northwest need to pay particular attention to mold growth on carpets. Moisture gets tracked into buildings an unreasonable number of months per year here, and this moisture can sink deep into the carpet’s fibers and underlayment, unfortunately creating perfect conditions for mold growth. Again, the advantage here of professional cleaning is high temperatures and extraction power.