Carpet has the ability to trap and hold airborne household volatile organic compounds (VOCs), as well as chemicals and debris tracked in on your shoes from outside. This is known as the “sink effect.” Eventually these chemicals become a hazardous part of house dust along with particles from the carpet fibers themselves.
A series of EPA studies have shown that chemically contaminated carpet dust can be a significant source of chemical exposure for infants, toddlers, seniors and family pets. Not only are they more susceptible to the unhealthy effects of low-level exposure to chemicals, toddlers also tend to be exposed to a higher level of chemicals from carpet dust because they frequently put their hands in their mouths as they explore the world around them.
Health professionals sometimes recommend that allergy and asthma patients remove carpet from their homes. But those recommendations are generally based on faulty assumptions. In fact, clean, dry, well-maintained carpet actually improves air quality.
Professional Testing Labs studied the distribution of airborne dust associated with normal activities on hard and soft flooring surfaces. Their findings showed that walking on hard surfaces disturbed more particles. These particles became airborne and entered the breathing zone. In contrast, carpeted surfaces trapped more particles so that walking disturbed fewer particles. Result: less dust in the breathing zone over carpeted floors.
Keeping Your Carpets Clean Will Keep Your Air Clean
Fiber Clean’s steam cleaning methods, regularly applied, will help remove indoor air pollutants from your carpeting and fabrics in your home and business for effective allergy and asthma relief. If someone in your home has severe problems, we can work with you to set up a regular maintenance program so you don’t have to wait for problems to reoccur.
Also, if your carpet has become very wet or damp, please call us as soon as possible! Your carpet needs to be treated almost immediately to avoid potentially permanent mold or mildew. At Steam Carpet Cleaning MD, we care about your home’s indoor air quality, and about your family’s health.
Fiber Clean Goes Green…Wherever Chemical Sensitivity Exists
If you suffer from MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity), here’s one thing we know about you already: you’re frustrated, and for several very good reasons.
So far, medical experts have not found a clear cause, test, or treatment for MCS. More research may be needed. It is clear that many people are suffering because of their symptoms and frustrated because they don’t know how to get help.
Fiber Clean can help with our green, chemical-free carpet and fabric cleaning process for homes and businesses alike.
Our natural, non-toxic process provides these primary benefits
Rest assured that our cleaning solution is made completely from all-natural ingredients. It contains NO soaps, detergents, solvents, enzymes or other harsh chemicals. This means you get Green & Eco-Friendly carpet cleaning that is completely safe for your children & pets.
Fiber Clean: A Healthy & Experienced Choice
Fiber Clean doesn’t offer a cure for allergies, asthma, or chemical sensitivity. But we can help you control the problem and provide significant relief with our highly reliable and effective green carpet cleaning methods. For more information or to schedule service, contact us today.