Clean your carpet - What you can't see does matter - Rexburg, ID 83440

Most of us would expect a doctor to say: "What You Can't See CanHurt You!" We've even heard it from our mother as she requests us to wash our hands before dinner. But who would expect to hear it from a carpet cleaning professional?

 

 

 

Carpet has been unfairly blamed as a contributor to asthma, allergies, and for emitting high levels of What they are, and how you can stay safe while using them.Click to read our 'Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)' entry for more information & tips...">volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Truth be told, carpet is our ally; like a filter it can "hold on" to many particles -Control shedding where it starts – on your dog or cat – with regular brushing.Click to read our 'Dander' entry for more information & tips...">dander, pollen, dust and other contaminants - that can cause problems.Regular cleaning and proper technique will get you through this job quickly.Click to read our 'Vacuuming' entry for more information & tips...">Vacuuming and periodically deep-cleaning your carpet can remove those particles before they overflow the carpet "reservoir" and enter the breathing zone.

 

 

Proper cleaning with a Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI)-tested and approved vacuum effectively sucks up the dirt, dust, and other bio-pollutants from the carpet, locks it in the machine and keeps it out of the air. An acronym for the Carpet and Rug Institute, an industry association.Click to read our 'CRI' entry for more information & tips...">CRI also recommends that carpets be cleaned by a certified professional on a regular basis - every 12-18 months.

 

What about The term is interchangeable with “mildew.” However, mold can be very destructive to the home itself.Click to read our 'Mold' entry for more information & tips...">mold and Mold and mildew are common forms of fungi that cause problems when present in homes.Click to read our 'Fungi' entry for more information & tips...">fungi? Since most carpet manufacturers use synthetic fibers in the construction of carpet, it is nearly impossible for mold and Mold and mildew are common forms of fungi that cause problems when present in homes.Click to read our 'Fungi' entry for more information & tips...">fungi to grow - as long as the carpet is kept dry and cleaned regularly. 

 

 

VOCs in modern carpet are minimal and dissipate quickly as a result of the widespread adoption of CRI's Green Label Plus program.  CRI offers Green Label and Green Label Plus testing and certification to indicate carpet, carpet backings, cushions and adhesives that emit low VOCs. CRI represents manufacturers that produce 98 percent of all the carpet made in America, and about 95 percent of that carpet is certified under the Green Label Plus standard.

 

 

During and after new carpet installation in a home, CRI recommends extraAnother word for “airing the place out,” ventilation is one of the top three ways to improve indoor air quality.Click to read our 'Ventilation' entry for more information & tips...">ventilation; within 48 to 72 hours virtually all VOCS will have dissipated. Also, ask that the installer follow CRI's installation guidelines

 

 

Since most people spend up to 90% of their How much time should be devoted to housekeeping? It depends.... Click to read our 'Time' entry for more information & tips...">time indoors, it makes sense to follow a good carpet maintenance program. By doing so, we maximize the benefits of carpet - comfort, acoustics, safety, visual variety and appeal - minimize the health-related concerns of bio-pollutant build up, and help ensure our home environment is safe, healthy and welcoming for friends and family. Rexburg, ID