Vacuuming is considered a good way to clean our home, and indeed it is. Without a quality vacuum cleaner, you cannot pull dirt and grime out of your carpet. So regular vacuum cleaning, once a week at least, is essential for keeping your floor clean. Nevertheless, vacuum cleaner exhaust contains all kinds of bacteria. Regularly having your carpets steam cleaned is thus an important step in limiting the kinds of dangerous organisms that get blown throughout your home.
Vacuum Cleaner Exhaust Studied
In regards to the contents of vacuum cleaner exhaust, one study in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology said this: “These results highlight the potential capability of vacuum cleaners to disseminate appreciable quantities of molds and human-associated bacteria indoors and their role as a source of exposure to bioaerosols.” In simpler words, vacuum cleaners spew a lot of mold, bacteria and organisms throughout your house. The authors of the study point out that this fact has been connected with illness in infants especially. So what can you do about it?
One item the researchers recommended was a vacuum cleaner that emits UV light, but other sources, such as the respected Consumer Reports, doubt the value of these machines in comparison to high-end vacuum cleaners. Another valuable aspect of vacuums to keep in mind is the quality of the filtration system. The better the filter, the smaller the particles that it captures, keeping them in the bag or canister and out of your air.
The Benefits of Steam Cleaning
One of the finest ways of keeping your carpets free of microbes, however, is straightforward professional steam cleaning from Preferred Carpet Care of Redding. Hot water is a terrific disinfectant and kills the creatures living in your carpets and sanitizes the fibers as well. Regularly cleaning your carpets this way limits the growth and size of bacterial populations in your home, keeping your air safer when you vacuum.
For more information about how you can set up a regular schedule for cleaning for your carpets, contact Preferred Carpet Care online or at 530-243-8400.
- Posted by Rod Barth
- On August 24, 2017