Carpets-3 Tips to Keep Dirt Out

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Who slept alone last night? I am sure you are wondering why I would ask such a presumptuous question. Well, I have found that a lot of homeowner's are misinformed about who and what lurks, out of sight, in their house. Industry experts state that 74-79% of what is in your carpet is some type of discharged particulates. Within this dried soil are dust mites, dust mite allergens, cat allergens, mold spores and much more.

So, I ask again, who slept alone?

Here are 3 tips to make sure there are no hidden bandits in your home.

First, vacuum with a HEPA filter multiple times a week, especially if you have pets or kids.

Secondly, have your carpets cleaned by a reputable company at least once a year. Again, if you have pets or kids, increase the visits by a carpet cleaning company. When choosing a company, use someone with an excellent reputation, method, experience, superior customer service, and one that has documentation on the increased well-being of your family after a visit from them.

Lastly, throw away your entire selection of store bought carpet cleaning solutions. For most accidents and spills you only need a white towel and some vinegar. Just remember, blot, blot, and blot. Most store bought solutions do a great job of setting spills in causing them to become stains. These tips will decrease the level of allergens in your home and improve the appearance of your carpets. For the safety of yourself and your family, learn more about what is lurking in the largest filter in your home.

Source by Kara Hughes