Why Does a Clean Carpet Matter to Air Quality?

For every company, one of its most important investments is in its employees and providing them with a healthy work environment. One essential way to keep your employees healthy is by maintaining healthy air quality. Poor air quality can cause a myriad of health problems such as:

  • Eye, nose, throat or skin irritation
  • Allergic reactions such as sinus and respiratory congestion
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Hives or rashes
  • Respiratory infections

Believe it or not, carpet can actually improve your facility’s air quality. Airborne allergens and dust mites found in the air typically fall to the ground. If it falls on hard surfaces these particles can be stirred up again, filtering back into the air. According to the Carpet and Rug Institute in Dalton, Georgia, “Carpet traps particles, removing them from the breathing zone and reducing their circulation in the air.”

At this point you may be thinking, “I have carpet, so my air quality must be great!” Not quite.

In order for carpet to have a positive impact on air quality, it must be cleaned properly and regularly. Take it from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “It cannot be over-emphasized that proper cleaning and maintenance is a critical component of any flooring system.”

Here are some tips for keeping your carpet cleaned in order to maintain your facility’s air quality.

Get a professional

Vacuuming your carpet is important but is not the only approach you should take. Getting your carpet professionally cleaned is a necessary step to be sure your carpet is not trapping harmful particles that vacuuming doesn’t remove. Fortunately, milliCare’s carpet maintenance system has been proven to remove up to 99 percent of the pollutants from your carpet – preventing them from becoming airborne.

Avoid moisture

Avoiding mold and bacteria in your carpet should be one of your primary concerns when it comes to cleaning.  Moisture prevention is where milliCare’s dry-centered method really shines. Our dry polymer system leaves your carpet fibers clean and strong, leaving behind no water and soap residue. Using a dry-centered approach gives you peace of mind about mold and bacteria that could cause harm to your employees.

Schedule cleaning

Getting your carpet professionally cleaned is only half of the equation; the other half is cleaning it regularly enough to maintain air quality. How often should you have your carpet cleaned? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, as it depends entirely on the amount of dirt coming into your building, how much traffic your carpet sees on a regular basis, etc. When you contact milliCare, we will evaluate your needs and make a recommendation, customizing your Care Plan to help you maintain clean air quality for your employees.

Achieving a healthy work atmosphere doesn’t have to be a long process. Schedule a demo today to learn how milliCare’s carpet cleaning offerings can improve your air quality.