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Why You Should Clean Your Carpet After An Illness

Why You Should Clean Your Carpet After An Illness

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With the new year already upon us, it might seem that everyone around you is falling under the weather. Routine vacuuming can help keep your carpets clean by removing dirt and dust from the top layers. However, germ allergens, mold, flees and other contaminants become trapped deep inside carpeting and cannot always be cleared by a simple vacuum cleaner. In fact, over time these pollutants can accumulate and make you sick!

Your carpet essentially acts like a filter, trapping air pollutants such as: pollen, fungi, chemicals, bacteria, and residues. Once the carpet becomes “full,” it no longer traps or holds these air pollutants. For high traffic areas, such as office workspaces or hotel conference rooms, these can only be effectively removed with routine professional cleaning.

By implementing a routine carpet maintenance program, you can preserve and maintain your floor covering and extend the life of your carpet investment. At Eagle Mat, our representatives can work with you in choosing the best products, methods, and plans to provide a custom solution for the needs of your facility or space. Our team will inspect your facility’s layout, traffic patterns, and hours of operation to develop a comprehensive care program.

Mold is another challenge your carpet may deal with. Mold is a fungus that reproduces using spores, which are extremely small reproductive cells that float effortlessly through the air. They have a reputation for surviving extremely harsh environmental conditions. Scientists have even reported mold spores being able to lay dormant for decades before sprouting. Cleaners and analysts have described thousands of different types of mold lurking in properties, facilities and homes throughout the years. It’s very possible your colleagues may be falling under the weather due to mold growing underneath your carpet!

It should probably go without saying, but it’s important that you clean your carpets regularly for these reasons. While vacuuming at least once or twice each week is beneficial though, this is simply not enough. You should routinely have your carpets professionally cleaned, especially in higher traffic areas or environments where you spend a lot of time. This will ensure that bacteria and viruses are effectively removed from your carpet’s fibers, and as a result you will be less susceptible to illness!

Eagle Mat’s maintenance services are designed to extend the life of your floor covering. We do everything from spot cleaning to monthly maintenance plans. We also have Green Seal Certified cleaning solutions. If you need assistance with your floor cleaning or maintenance, please click here to get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you!

We are experts at specifying the right product for your commercial flooring projects. @EagleMatFloors is family owned and operated, providing sales and installation of commercial flooring products to Property Managers and Commercial Building Owners in the Washington DC Metro area for over 35 years. Eagle Mat & Floor Products specializes in renovating facilities in the Corporate, Education, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Multi-Family and Public Spaces.

For more information please contact us at (301) 762-2000 or sales@eaglemat.net

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