As parents and carers, we do everything that we can to look after our kids and keep them healthy. But what if we could do something to our homes to alleviate some common complaints that make them feel bad, such as asthma and allergies?
Believe it or not (and despite your best efforts) the quality of air inside our homes is sometimes more polluted than the air outside. Thanks to dust mites, bacteria, dead skin, food and trampled-in pollen, our homes can be swarming with unseen particles that our children (and we) inhale. What’s more, as many of these particles fall to the floor they get trapped underfoot and spread all around the house. This is particularly worrying if your child (or an adult) has allergies or asthma, as they will come across allergens on a constant basis while around the house, crawling on the floor and playing in their rooms.
How Does Professional Carpet Cleaning Care For Your Children’s Health?
Removes And Prevents Mould
When you have kids the number of times you see them drop food on the carpet is one thing. The number of times you don’t see it happen is quite another! When food and drink and other ‘gunk’ is left and exposed to the warm New Zealand weather, it will eventually turn into mould and mildew. Add some dirty water, like, for example, when a little person with wet shoes walks over the carpet and hey presto, you’ve got a recipe for mould and mildew just waiting to grow. These mould spores not only trigger respiratory problems but diseases too. Work offices can also be a breeding ground for bacteria, especially on the floor with everybody milling around all day. A commercial cleaning service may be the way forward in this case.
Gets Rid Of Dust Mites
If you were to put a dirty carpet under a microscope, it would move. There can be tens of thousands of microscopic mites in an infestation in various parts of carpet around your home. The mites themselves are not the issue. However, their faeces can cause allergic reactions. Only thorough carpet cleaning can remove this kind of residue.
Filters The Quality Of Air
As dirt and dust settle on carpets, it’s essential to remove it straight away. Left alone, not only will your carpet be dirty but as soon as a child walks or runs over it the particles will lift into the room and be inhaled. Dirty air isn’t great for anyone, but for children with allergies such as asthma, it can be a daily issue. A clean carpet has been shown to improve the quality of indoor air and acts as a filter.
Although vacuuming will reduce the dirt and dust particles in a carpet, it will need a regular deep clean to rid it of airborne gases, pollutants and pet dander. Carpet cleaning will fully remove these toxic elements from your carpets, reducing airborne contamination and clearing the air in your home.
Sleeping Like Babes
There’s no parent out there who doesn’t want their child to sleep well. While a dirty carpet, ridden with dust and other contaminants can play havoc with sleep quality, a thoroughly clean carpet does the opposite. When the air is pure and clean, your children will sleep soundly meaning that when they wake, they are refreshed and ready to face the day.
Children are a bundle of energy, or at least should be. However, dirty carpets zap air quality and can make even the liveliest of kids feel lethargic and out of breath.
So, while regular vacuuming should be part of your housekeeping routine, getting carpets professionally cleaned takes them to a whole new level of clean. Hiring a professional cleaning company will help get rid of dirt, dust and pollutants but it will also improve the air quality in your home, making it a healthier and more sanitised environment for your children.