It’s always a challenge to keep our homes clean and smelling fresh. It’s even harder in Toms River since our houses must stay closed up in the winter with the heat turned on for months at a time. In addition to potentially smelling a bit musty, it may surprise you that this can lead to conditions that cause some health problems, too. All the particles that build up during normal life come to settle on the carpets.
Did you know you can reduce your exposure to things that can cause illness by having your rugs cleaned regularly? A dirty carpet can be unsightly, but there are other factors that you can eliminate with rug cleaning to keep your home healthy.
Get Rid Of Germs
Dirty carpets can spread skin irritations and infections. Athlete’s foot is a contagious fungal infection that is often transferred in a public shower but can also be transferred by walking barefoot on a fungi-infested carpet.
Another potential danger involves gastrointestinal infections. Dirty carpets and rugs can transfer bacteria to your family and cause stomach or intestinal distress. Pets can also track in and spread these germs from outside to inside the house.
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
When homes lack ventilation, the carpets and rugs can pick up odors. Beyond the dusty smell, a worn-out carpet can lead to unhealthy indoor air quality.
Carpet fibers are magnets for dust, dirt, pet dander, and other allergens. If your family suffers from allergy symptoms, your older or dirty rugs could be adding to their discomfort. Old, worn-out carpets break down and the materials can degrade to dust under the rug. When this material gets in the air, it can cause respiratory issues: cough, runny nose, asthma attacks, and other allergic reactions. Also, the mold that grows in dirty carpets can produce mycotoxins that make the indoor air unhealthy.
Could Pests Live In My Rugs?
Pest that feed on dirt, pet hair, and human skin cells quickly accumulate in a carpet’s fibers. These pests carry harmful germs, exposing you and your family to even more microbes. And GM Carpet Care can absolutely help!
Dust mites are nearly everywhere; roughly four out of five homes in the United States have detectable levels of dust mite allergen. According to the American Lung Association, the harmful allergen that dust mites create comes from their fecal pellets and body fragments.
GM Services has the team members with expertise to thoroughly clean and dry your carpets to discourage humidity. Powerful, truck-mounted cleaning units will leave your carpets fresh and clean, with no sticky residue left behind. This will help discourage pests like silverfish and booklice, as well.
Rug Cleaning Service in Toms River
Ocean County’s largest and most experienced residential carpet care company, GM Carpet Care, has cared for Toms River homes for over 40 years. Not only do they clean, they also help with specialized services: carpet stretching, upholstery cleaning, and pet odor removal.
Depending on your rugs, they can either be cleaned at our facility or in your home. In-plant cleaning is the safest and most effective way to clean natural fiber and handmade rugs. Most imported and antique rugs benefit from a more delicate and thorough and time intensive cleaning option, especially if they will be stored for periods of time.
Synthetic machine-made rugs can usually be cleaned at your home. It’s the most convenient and affordable way to keep your area rugs looking their best. Call today to request a quote or schedule a cleaning to help keep your home healthy and safe.