How to Prevent Dirty Carpet Buildup

Many people believe that they cannot have carpets if they have allergies or simply want to have a very clean home. Although carpets may accumulate dust and allergens, the truth is that you can stop these pollutants from entering your air and settling into your carpet, with better filtration and Denver carpet cleaning service.

Reduce Door/Window Contamination

Messes on your carpet are highly likely to enter directly from your door on a family member’s shoes. The mud and road salt from winter weather is not the only worry you have, however. Every time you open the window, you run the risk of allowing outdoor allergens to compromise your indoor air quality. Your best bet is to keep the contaminants at the door and windows with the following practices:

  • Place a rug near each door that can be easily cleaned weekly
  • Encourage family members to take off their shoes when they enter the home
  • Wipe your windowsills regularly

These simple acts help you to keep your home cleaner and healthier.

Boost Filtration

There are two ways that dust, debris and allergens infiltrate your home. The first is through doors and windows, but the second is your heating and cooling equipment. Your air conditioner and furnace pull air in from the outside and send it through your ductwork into the home. If you do not have a good air filter in the system, all those contaminants could pass directly to the indoor air, landing on the carpet. Purchase air filters that are designed to remove the level of contaminants you need, and set a reminder to clean or replace them at least every three months.

Clean Carpets Regularly

No preventive approach is perfect, so you should also make a plan to clean your carpets as often as needed. Vacuums are necessary but often insufficient. Select a vacuum that collects dust and dirt very effectively, with filters if you have allergy concerns. Vacuum at least once a week, and more often for high-traffic areas. Some spots may need several passes to get adequately clean. Once or twice a year, arrange for a thorough carpet cleaning service in Littleton and Denver. Deep cleaning gets the dirt that your vacuum cannot reach, and may extend the longevity of your carpet.

Nobody wants carpet buildup. Thankfully, preventing this problem is not particularly difficult. Just decrease contamination from outdoors, improve your filtration, and protect your carpets with the professional carpet cleaning service Littleton and Denver residents have used for over 30 years. Contact us at 720-344-2870 for more information or a free quote.

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