Fall is a beautiful time of year isn’t it? The mornings are cool and the days are mild. What’s not to love? We can finally open the windows and let in some fresh air!
With the summer finally gone, have you considered deep cleaning your home for the winter? Contrary to popular belief, fall is the perfect time to conduct a complete detailing of your home!
Think about it for a second, what are you going to do when it really starts to get chilly outside?
Close the windows and crank up the heater, right? Sealing up an unclean home for the winter ensures that you will be sharing your warm and cozy home with a bunch of contaminants. We don’t want that to happen to you!
A thorough winter cleaning will remove the contaminants from your home and improve your indoor air quality.
What Should You Do?
This is one of the most effective tools that you have at your disposal. Vacuuming will remove the dirt and allergens that have built up in your carpet over the summer.
Be sure to use a vacuum cleaner with excellent suction. You can compare the suction power of different vacuum cleaners by looking at their airflow ratings. An airflow rating of 100 CFM is recommended.
To ensure that a room stays clean after vacuuming, use a stand-alone HEPA air purifier.
A stand alone unit can remove up to 99.9 % of airborne particles and pollutants in the air!
Wash Your Bed Sheets
You sleep in your bed every night so it only makes sense to keep this area exceptionally clean during the winter.
Winter means staying in bed longer, which equals more food for allergy causing dust mites.
These little critters like to eat dead skin cells that slough off your body while you are sleeping.
Washing your sheets and pillowcases in 130-degree water will remove the dust mites from your bedding.
If you are allergic to dust mites we recommend purchasing “mite-proof” bedding.
Did you know that your shoes bring a majority of the contaminants into your home? Think about your daily routine.
The bathroom at work, the parking lot, the grocery store, and the gym are places where there are tons of bacteria waiting to hitch a ride to your house!
So how much bacteria can the bottom of your shoe possibly have?
A whopping 421,000 bacterial organisms can be found on the bottom of your shoe at any given time, according to a study conducted by the University of Arizona.
E.Coli, dog waste and many other pathogens were among the substances found.
Now can you imagine having these same substances airborne in your home every day?
Taking your shoes off at the door will prevent these pathogens from invading to your carpet.
Call The Professionals At Phoenix Carpet Repair & Cleaning
Following these steps will definitely keep your indoor air quality nice and clean during the winter months, but if you need help we are only a phone call away!
Our hot water extraction carpet cleaning service uses 240-degree water to deep clean your carpet fibers and kill the bacteria living on your carpet!
In addition to our carpet cleaning services, we also offer upholstery cleaning. Our upholstery cleaning service will remove the allergens from your couches, curtains and mattress without damaging them.
We serve the following areas: Goodyear, Avondale, Phoenix, Peoria, & Litchfield Park
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