As you probably know,
outdoor air contains pollens, fungus, bacteria, air pollution,
cigarette smoke, car exhaust – and hundreds of other
chemicals. When you and your family members come into your
home, you carry those pollens, bacteria and chemicals in
your hair and on your skin, clothing and shoes. Not surprisingly,
all those chemicals, pollens and bacteria wind up –
you guessed it – in your carpet.
If you have allergies,
asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problems – one
major source of your problem could be the pollens, fungus
and chemicals in your carpet.
In addition, as you may know, tobacco
smoke contains over 4000 different chemical compounds, 43
of which cause cancer. And even if you don’t smoke,
those chemicals get on your shoes, you track them into your
home and you leave them on your carpet. If you’re sensitive
to cigarette smoke, you might find that you’ll breath
easier after you hire a company to get those harmful chemicals
out of your carpet.
So in addition to getting rid of dirt,
another important reason to clean your carpet is to rid of
pollens, fungus, bacteria, chemicals and the tars and residue
from tobacco smoke.
More then 50,000 Americans suffer from
allergies, most of which are caused by indoor pollution.
comparing the allergen removal efficiency of carpet and wood
or tile flooring, allergen removal is much more effective
with carpet than with hard surfaces. Vacuuming of hard surfaces
can be initiated as an effective extraction tool, but vacuuming
of hard floors is rarely performed.
Long-term studies have
shown that pro per carpet selection, along with an adequate
maintenance program, can reduce the amount of allergen in
carpet and provide a suitable living environment. In one such
study, dust mite allergen levels in carpet were significantly
reduced over the course of one year. The study involved 12-year
old carpet that had received neglectful maintenance. Despite
heavy concentrations of mite allergen, levels were continually
reduced over the course of the study. Hot water extraction
alone produced a 92% reduction, while vacuuming continued
to reduce allergen levels on a daily basis. No airborne dust
mite allergen was detected during the two-year study. This
study was performed using regular maintenance only. The use
of acaricidal treatments may enhance the results of routine
Allergens can found in
any environment. The presence of allergen on any surface does
not necessarily identify a source of allergens or a cause
for allergic reactions. The ability to remove these allergens
or a flooring surface’s ability to contain these allergens
without releasing them into the breathing zone should be the
primary factor in choosing floor covering material. Carpet
can fulfill these requirements by providing a surface that
absorbs airborne allergen without releasing them into the
breathing zone and provides construction characteristics that
allows for effective removal as a result of routine maintenance.
process is recommended by Carpet Mills,
Veterinarians and Pediatricians!
" Indoor air
pollution is America's most serious environmental problem
affecting the health of humans "
" CHILDREN and
the ELDERLY are especially adversely affected by indoor polluted
air polluted air...and they can do nothing about it "
of all buildings pose a serious health hazard due to indoor
World Heath Organization
Truck Mount will leave your carpet FRESH,
CLEAN, FLUFFY & HEALTHY with no residue.
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Last modified: Wednesday August 14, 2002.