Welcome to June everyone! Summer has officially arrived! We will now be spending 95% of the next 3 months hiding from the sweltering sun. Since we are going to be spending more time indoors, thinking about the indoor air quality of your home is vitally important.
Did you know that poor indoor air quality contributes to the development of lung cancer, nasal congestion and dry eyes?
This is because the more time we spend inside our homes, the more exposed we are to potential hazards. We are not saying that your home is a dangerous place. Every home has indoor pollution. We want to share this information with you to ensure that you have the knowledge to mitigate this problem.
Where are some places in your home right now that doesn’t receive much attention, if any at all? Your bed? Your couch? Your curtains?
These items don’t typically get cleaned on a regular basis. Since we use them all of the time they blend into the background. These items in reality should be cleaned more often!
Did you know that you spend 25 years of your life sleeping? With the average life expectancy in the United States being 78 years old, you spend ⅓ of your life in bed! Since we spend so much time in our beds, having a clean bed is a must!
Your bed is a safe haven for many types of microorganisms that thrive off the environment in your bed. The dust mite is a common organism that you will find on your mattress, on your bed sheets and your pillow case. Dust mites love to eat dead human skin cells. The average person sheds enough skin cells in a day to feed a million dust mites!
These critters can cause respiratory problems for people who are allergic to them.
Your bedding should be cleaned every week ideally, but every other week will suffice. In addition to cleaning your bed sheet, deep cleaning your mattress should also be part of your cleaning plan. Click here for more information about deep cleaning your mattress.
This a place where people spend a good amount of their time. Did you know that the average American spends 5 hours a day watching TV? This comes out to 35 hours a week sitting on the couch watching TV. As with your bed, anywhere people spend a lot of time dust mites and other microorganisms can be found.
A study conducted in the UK found that a sofa arm had 12 times more germs than your average bathroom! This is a staggering statistic. Not many people would think that a couch could have more germs than a toilet!
Dr. Charles Gerba, an internationally recognized microbiologist from the University Of Arizona also confirmed this trend. Dr. Gerba stated that “Recent work we are doing indicates that the cushions are the worst, then the carpet and TV remote.”
A deep upholstery cleaning by a professional carpet cleaning company will eliminate these unwanted contaminants.
Do you remember the last time that you cleaned your curtains? If not, I don’t blame you. Cleaning curtains are certainly not on many people’s to-do list. That being said, it should become a priority because they can be home to some nasty bacteria.
This is especially true for hospital environments. A recent study conducted by the University of Iowa found that hospital curtains tested positive for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Enterococci, a gut bacteria that has become resistant to the antibiotic vancomycin. Needless to say these strains of bacteria are not something you want to touch.
To put it all into perspective, bacteria, bugs and germs will live on almost any surface in your home, including upholstery. Phoenix Carpet Repair & Cleaning can help you keep your home safe and clean!
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Phoenix Carpet Repair & Cleaning is your full-service cleaning company! We can clean your carpet, upholstery, and tile with a single phone call!
Our carpet cleaning specialist will have your upholstery looking brand new after we are done!
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