Carpets, rugs, upholstery and all soft furnishings act as giant filters, trapping allergens and bacteria within their fibres. Like all air filter, carpets and upholstery become full over time and need to be thoroughly cleaned to be able to continue to trap particulates as they settle from the air. With over 40% of Australians (around 9.4 million in 2010) living with allergies or asthma it is more important then ever to keep your carpets and furnishings free from allergens and bacteria by having them professionally cleaned on a regular basis.
Regular vacuuming of carpets assists in removing debris and particles, however a periodical deep clean which reaches down to the base of the carpet and removes hidden dust, dirt and bacteria using a dry non-toxic formula will provide a healthy home with 98% less allergens.
We regularly clean our sheets, towels and other household items which may harbour bacteria and dirt, yet we often forget about the carpets, rugs and furnishings in our homes. Yet we bring dirt and bacteria in on our shoes throughout the day and vacuuming only removes the superficial dust and debris. Many allergens and bacteria reside deep in the fibres and backing of carpets and rugs and are not removed by vacuuming alone.
As bacteria builds up in carpets and upholstery and it becomes dense, movement (such as walking or sitting) dislodges it allowing it to circulate into the air of your home. This is of particular concern where pets are in the home as their paws and coats harbour many types of bacteria and debris which dislodge into carpets and furnishings. Wearing shoes indoors also spreads dirt and bacteria into carpet fibres.
Considering the fact that we spend over 90% of our time indoors, it is important to ensure that our carpet surfaces are not harbouring bacteria and dust which is continually being released into the air of our home. The Chem-Dry cleaning process removes a staggering 89% of bacteria and 98% of allergens when a sanitising agent is used. Our patented non-toxic, environmentally friendly products use a fraction of the water of steam cleaning which means your carpets are left drier, cleaner and healthier without the opportunity for mould to establish deep in the fibres and backing of damp carpet.
During testing and independent laboratory found that the Chem-Dry process removes an average of 98.1% of common household allergens from carpets and upholstery cleaned with our products. The common allergens tested include cat and dog dander and dust mite allergen