How much time do you think the average American spends indoors on a regular basis? Take a guess off the top of your head.
Did you know that we spend nearly 90% of our time indoors? If you sit back and think about it for a second, it does makes sense.
Think about your daily routine. You get out of bed after sleeping for 8 hours. You head to work and put in 8 hours there. Then after work, you head home for the night.
Once you look at it that way, it is easy to see how it is possible to spend a majority of time indoors.
Indoor Air Pollution Is Bad For Your Health
While it’s easy enough to hide from the outdoor elements, it’s the indoor elements that are hard to avoid.
Indoor air pollution is more of a public health problem than outdoor air pollution. Let that sink in for a second.
Being cooped up inside all day means we are exposed to higher levels of dust mites, dirt, pollen and other contaminants. It shows in the numbers.
Did you know that 20 million people in the United States suffer from dust mite allergies?
Did you know that nearly 50 million people are allergic to pollen?
This is a growing epidemic in our country. There were 16.9 million adults and 6.7 million children diagnosed with hay fever in the last year alone.
The associated cost to the economy is staggering. People with allergies on average take 1.7 more days off than their allergy-free peers. These days off cost the economy $700 million annually.
The air that we breathe at home, school and work, is linked to the growing rates of allergies among children and adults in the United States.
So What Can You Do?
Now that you are aware of the problem, you can develop strategies to lower the indoor air pollution in your home.
Vacuuming your carpet on a regular basis is one of the easiest and most effective ways to lower your exposure to biological contaminants such as dirt and pollen.
Using any old vacuum cleaner isn’t going to cut it. In order to combat this problem effectively you are going to need a vacuum cleaner with some real suction power.
Have you considered investing in a central vacuum cleaner for your home?
What’s A Central Vacuum Cleaner and How Can It Help Me?
A central vacuum cleaner is a type of vacuum cleaner that is built into your home. Inlets are installed in walls throughout your home that attach to power hoses and other central vacuum accessories.
It is basically a vacuum cleaner built right into your house! With a central vacuum cleaner, there is no lugging a vacuum cleaner up the stairs or changing vacuum bags.
Central vacuum cleaners don’t recirculate exhaust air back into the space being cleaned, which is want you want. Regular vacuum cleaners, on the other hand, can put the very dirt that you are trying to get rid of back into the air.
Central vacuum cleaners also have more suction power than an upright vacuum cleaner, which means a deeper clean for your carpet.
In fact a 2001 study conducted by Stanley M. Naguwa and M. Eric Gershwin of the University of California, Davis, discovered that a central vacuum cleaner is more effective at removing dust mites from furniture and carpet than a traditional vacuum cleaner.
When combined with a deep cleaning from a professional carpet cleaning company like Phoenix Carpet Repair & Cleaning, your indoor air quality will be greatly improved.
Regularly scheduled carpet cleaning will not only keep your indoor air pollutants to a minimum, it will also keep your carpet looking good for years to come.
Breathe A Sigh Of Relief With Phoenix Carpet Repair & Cleaning
Phoenix Carpet Repair & Cleaning is here to help you improve your indoor air quality today. Our carpet cleaning technicians can eliminate the contaminants on your upholstery and your carpet with one call!
Our 240-degree hot water extraction carpet cleaning service will ensure that all of the deep- seated dirt, dust and pollen are removed from your carpet!
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You can breathe a sigh of relief after you call Phoenix Carpet Repair & Cleaning at 602-688-4186!
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