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How Dirty Carpets and Upholstery Impact Your Health

Carpets, as well as area rugs and upholstered furniture, act as giant filters, trapping allergens and bacteria and keeping them out of the air we breathe. But in order to remain effective when it comes to trapping air particles, carpets need to be cleaned to have the allergens and bacteria removed. This is especially important for the 1 in 5 Americans (roughly 60 million) living with allergies or asthma.

Those who suffer from allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues are greatly impacted by indoor air quality, and the amount of allergens and bacteria trapped in our homes that can trigger an attack. Considering that and the fact that we spend an average of 90% of our time indoors, professional carpet cleaning in Virginia Beach serves an important function in the health of your home and your family.

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is a significant home health concern because the average home harbors about 200,000 bacteria for every square inch of carpet. As the bacteria builds up, the bacteria lurking in your carpets gets stirred up and circulates in the air your family is breathing unless you clean it.

A Southside Chem-Dry carpet cleaning in VA Beach is not only effective at removing bacteria from the carpets we clean, but it also greatly improves the air quality in your home. The same leading independent air quality laboratory found that, when adding sanitizer to our HCE carpet cleaning process, we removed an average of 89% of the bacteria in the air and 82.3% of the bacteria from carpets.

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You can ensure healthier indoor air in your home by regularly vacuuming and having your carpets, rugs, and upholstery professionally cleaned every 3 – 4 months to eliminate common allergens and bacteria from your home.

To see just how effective our cleaning processes are at impacting home health in a positive way, we decided to measure our abilities in eliminating these unhealthy and unwanted elements from your home using our Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) cleaning method. So Chem-Dry commissioned a leading independent air quality laboratory to conduct a study using our Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process in multiple homes. The lab found that Chem-Dry removes an average of 98.1% of common household allergens* from the carpets and upholstery we clean. The common allergens we tested include cat and dog dander and dust mite allergen.

Breathe Easier with Southside Chem-Dry 

At Southside Chem-Dry, we want you to breathe easier in your home and know that your house is safe and healthy for your family. Whether you’re just looking to protect your family from these particles or if you actually suffer from asthma or allergies, Southside Chem-Dry is dedicated to the health and cleanliness of your home. Because we clean for your health like no one else, contact Southside Chem-Dry right here Virginia Beach to ensure a safe and healthy home environment for your family!

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We provide residential and commercial carpet, upholstery, tile & grout, and area rug cleaning services as well as pet urine removal and water damage restoration services throughout the Virginia Beach area including Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach & Portsmouth.

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Virginia Beach Carpet, Upholstery, Area Rug,
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*Based on results of studies conducted by independent laboratories of Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction process. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. All bacteria results include use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple homes. Hard surface bacteria tests were based on independent lab testing associated with EPA registration #s 84683-3-74771 and 70385-6; sealed stone and VCT surfaces were evaluated and bacteria tested include salmonella, influenza and E. coli.