Carpet is the largest air filter in your home, holding soil, bacteria, pollen, chemicals and other contaminants that would otherwise become airborne. Eventually your carpet fills with these materials and losses the ability to hold them in the carpet fibers, much like your furnace filter. At this point these contaminants get released into the air and can become respiratory problems.

Regular carpet cleaning with a high quality vacuum and annual professional carpet cleaning can drastically improve your indoor air quality. Professional carpet cleaning can remove the biological contaminants, allergens and microscopic particles that your vacuum may not be able to remove, thus improving indoor air quality and creating a healthier environment.

Indoor air pollution has increased over the last few years for a number of reasons, including better insulated, more tightly sealed homes, greater usage of mechanical heating and cooling systems and the prevalence of plastics and chemicals in everyday household items. In fact, indoor air can contain up to 100 times more pollutants than outdoor air. And considering that the average person spends over 90% of his/her day indoors the health of our indoor environment is something that should not be taken lightly.

Resources:
Carpet Cleaning & Indoor Air Quality: Healthier-Cleaning-Products
Indoor Air Quality: The Trouble With Carpeting: Everyday Health