Monday, April 29, 2013

Clean Carpet and Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality can be improved or hurt by many different ways.  Just by entering your home or office you are affecting the environment inside the structure.  Don't believe me, then wait til the next time someone walks into the space with heavy cologne or perfume on.  How long does it take to travel throughout the space?  Or how about the smell of bacon and eggs cooking and coffee brewing in the morning?  These smells travel fast and affect the environment within the structure.  Many times the things that are brought into the space don't often have a strong odor but they still affect your breathing zone negatively.  This is where clean carpet can help you.

Many studies have been done that say having a properly maintained carpet can help create a good indoor air quality situation within a structure.  Compared to a hard surface floor that can not trap pollutants, dust, and allergens, clean carpet can trap the pollutants and keep it out of your breathing zone. 

If you are looking to improve the indoor air quality in your home or office consider carpet as well as a strict maintenance plan to help keep the carpet performing like new.  Your maintenance plan should include a certified firm and certified technician from the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) also known as the Institute.