asthma ,allergies and CARPETS

Carpet Keeps Allergens Out of the Air There is a misconception that asthma and allergy sufferers should avoid carpet. In fact, the opposite is true. Studies have shown that carpet actually improves indoor air quality. It acts like a trap, keeping dust and allergens out of the air we breathe. Simply put, what falls to the carpet (dust, pet dander and many other particles) tends to stay trapped until it is removed through vacuuming or extraction cleaning. Smooth floor surfaces allow dust and other allergens to re-circulate into the breathing zone. The Lowest Emitter of VOCs Carpet has the lowest volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions of common flooring choices. In fact, it’s one of the lowest emitting products used in new construction and renovation. Carpet Puts You On Safer Grounds is other reason carpet is a choice you can feel good about. Carpets and rugs provide better traction than other flooring options, preventing falls. This is true everywhere, but even more important in areas where there is a lot of rain and snow. And when falls do happen, the softer surface reduces their impact. Whether you are in a business, school or hospital, fewer falls and less severe injuries are one. Carpet is significantly more efficient at reducing noise, compared with other flooring.

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Fight against carpet cleaning

The best carpet cleaning is an offensive cleaning prevention. You first line of defence is at the door. Welcome mat outside. Entrance mat, a boot tray. Leave you shoes at the door. Use comfy slippers, socks or go bare. Second line of defence is a good vacuum. Suction power, agitation tools and of course a HEPA filter and bagless. Think of all the dirt in your carpets. And most of this dirt is dry. More than 70% is made of dried particles, and can easily be removed by vacuuming alone. Agitation tools; power heads to shake this dry dirt out. Thus the importance of quality vacuum. Look for specifications and agitation tools, which includes a powerhead and dust tools. The suction horsepower, air flow, wattage and voltage to compare. HEPA filter, to keep the dirt in the vacuum. This filter will capture the tiniest particles as you vacuum them out of your carpet. Preventing allergens from being airborne as a result of cleaning in your house. The budget: everyone is restricted by '' HOW MUCH'' of course. My advice is to buy the most effective one you can afford. Be prepared to spend  $400 to $1000. I bought a secondhand professional vacuum upright and saved a lot. That takes care of over 70% of the dirt in your carpet.. Right!? What about the rest of it? Have no fear Patrice is here - the carpet cleaner most trusted in Whistler and Squamish since 2007. Patrice's Carpet Care is certified and BBB accredited. 604 849 0233 www.patricescarpetcare.com

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So you're looking for a carpet cleaner?

Choosing a professional carpet cleaner Only trust a professionally trained and certified technician with your home. A member of the Better Business Bureau. Get a free on the phone consultation and estimate. Make your appointment a few days in advance. in some case it takes more then a week notice. So the earlier the better. First, an inspection of the carpet with the client. After agreement for the cleaning products and the process. Then an up front estimate. We all want a great cleaning, and fast drying time. Please consider the following. A truck mount is powerful. The suction and heated water of a truck has the best drying time. Usually one to two hours to clean and one to two hours to dry. After a cleaning solution is sprayed on you carpets, with attention to spots and high traffic areas. A hot water solution rinse is sprayed by the wand, agitating the dirt particles in suspension. It is immediately sucked out in one swoop. While it's still hot. A portable carpet cleaning machine is on wheels. Usually, it takes two to four hours to dry. Great for apartment buildings, they have a built-in solution tank and a recovery tank. For suction they usually have two inline blower motors to get the job done. built-in water heaters are in most machines . Drying time is significantly more then the truck mount. Fans may be needed to reduce drying time. A carpet must be dried as fast as possible to prevent wicking of more dirt and keep the carpet clean. Bacteria and odor will develop after ten hours For heavily soiled carpets and stairway restoration. We use a ROTOVAC rotary tool. This proven specialty system, steams out dirt and helps restoration. Our mission is to help you live in a clean space. Service and value. Patrice's carpet care. 604 849 0233

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