Entries by Healthy Living Carpet

How Often Should I Clean My Carpet?

Carpet manufacturer’s warranty states you must have your carpets cleaned at least once every 12 to 18 months. They also state that you should be vacuuming once per week for every person in the home (pets count too) in major traffic areas with a CRI Approved Vacuum. So if you’re that good at vacuum maintenance […]

Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning

Indoor air pollution is now listed by the Environmental Protection Agency as the fourth greatest environmental threat to Americans. When your heating and cooling system is running, airborne contaminants are being drawn into your duct system. Over a period of time, these harmful contaminants can eventually build up inside your air ducts. Indoor contaminants may […]

The Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning

If there’s one appliance most homeowners rely on to get chores done, it’s the clothes dryer. Don’t let your dryer become a fire hazard because it’s not cleaned regularly and properly. According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Data Center, clothes dryers are responsible for approximately 15,600 structure fires around the country each year. […]

Indoor Air Quality and Carpet Cleaning

Perhaps you’ve never thought of the many things that can settle into the carpeting in your home. Beyond simply dirt and dust, carpets can accumulate pet dander, mold spores, pesticides and dust mites.  The problem is so serious that the Environmental Protection Agency has judged indoor air quality to be one of the top 5 […]

4 Reasons to Hire a Carpet Cleaning Pro

Top carpet manufacturers in the US recommend deep cleaning every 12 to 18 months under normal conditions and more frequently for high traffic households. In fact, some suggest scheduling a routine cleaning every 3 to 4 months for busy homes with kids and pets. If the thought of thoroughly cleaning your carpet every few months […]

Home Health Benefits To Carpet Cleaning

Carpet cleaning can improve the appearance of your home and extend the life of your carpet, but perhaps the most valuable benefit from the process is improving you and your family’s health. According to the American Lung Association, if members of your household suffer from conditions that can affect their breathing, such as snoring or asthma, […]

Carpet Cleaning: 20 Key Questions to Ask

There’s no way to avoid it. No matter how often you clean, routine dirt tracked in on a daily basis can quickly make carpets look dingy. Regular vacuuming removes some of this dirt, but much of it settles deep into the pile beyond the reach of traditional vacuums and home-based carpet cleaning equipment. Unfortunately those […]

Ten Reasons To Have Your Carpets Cleaned Year Round

As the weather warms and people head outdoors, it is important that custodial departments don’t lose sight of what needs to be done inside. There are many reasons why carpets should not be neglected. Doug Berjer product manager for CFR, manufacturers of recycling portable carpet extractors, offers these top ten reasons to have carpets cleaned […]