Carpets can be comfortable and attractive floor coverings, and they help muffle noise as well. However, carpets can also collect hazardous amounts of particulates and contaminants over time. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to rid your Jacksonville, FL, flooring of dirt and contaminants.

Microbial and Bacterial Hazards

Your carpet can be a breeding ground for many types of microbial pathogens and other types of bacterial hazards. These contaminants can not only cause extreme allergic reactions in people, but they can also cause damage to other parts of the home if they migrate. To help reduce these pathogens, keep the humidity levels low in the home. Make sure to vacuum at least once a week with a high-efficiency particulate air filter, which removes allergens. You should also have the carpet steam cleaned several times a year.

Dust Mites

Dust mites are a very common element in homes, and almost every home has some. They collect around tiny particles they ingest. Beds, pillows, and cushions are prime habitats for these teeny mites, but your carpet is also a good harbor because of the trapped dust in the fibers. Vacuuming and steam cleaning the carpet is the best way to remove the dust that dust mites need.

Pet Dander

If you have pets in your home, you have pet dander. Your carpets can collect pet dander, which can cause allergic reactions in susceptible people. Keep your pets clean and brushed, and consider placing removable mats and rugs over the areas your pets frequent. Vacuum the carpet frequently with a vacuum that has a special pet hair attachment and steam clean it several times a year.

Carpets are a welcome luxury for your feet and can add style and charm to your home. To ensure that they are as clean as possible, there are many measures you can take. To learn more about keeping your carpets and your indoor air clean and comfortable, give ServiceMaster Restoration of First Coast in Jacksonville, FL, a call today!

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