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If you are moving into a used house or apartment and the carpets have not been changed and you do not know the history of the carpet, Here are a few things you should know. The Carpet in Your house or apartment offers the perfect environment for that moisture to settle, build and spawn Bacteria. Mix that with dirt and pet dander on top of that, and you have the perfect conditions for a largely hidden source of allergies and odors growing inside your home. Even worse, most conventional vacuum cleaners aren’t capable of removing all dirt or dander, much fewer Bacteria.
Have you ever discovered an odd odor in your home but couldn’t quite pin the source of it? All too frequently, such odor sources come from the carpet, well out of view. The surface may appear fine, but embedded deep within its fibers (and even backing) is where the problem actually rests.
Mold spores embedded in your carpet’s flooring can cause more than just a foul odor; they can actually impact your health. Have you ever suffered from allergies out of season? Do they seem to especially flare up when you’re trying to clean or sleep, regardless of the year? Dirty carpets could be one of many culprits behind sudden flare-ups.
As dirt and moisture become trapped and compressed/embedded into the carpet’s backing, the compressed matter becomes more difficult to remove. If left untreated, these problems could lead to even more unwanted guests: dust mites. These microscopic critters are among the most annoying house pests and tend to thrive in humid environments. Even worse, dust mite colonies are nearly impervious to vacuums.
Step 1- Let us do a UV Light inspection of your carpet before you move in. Our high powered UV inspection Light is 6 times more powerful than the average light. We can detect Hidden Bacteria without having to turn off the lights in the room.
Step 2- Once we locate the infected areas we will do our deep flush process (shown in the video above)
Step 3- We do our multiple deep cleaning processes that will leave the carpets Cleaned and sanitized from the padding all the way up to the Carpet Fibers.
Having F5 Carpet Cleaning professionally clean Your carpets at least twice a year will help kill bacteria while also removing embedded dirt and dander. In most cases, our carpets dry in 10-45 minutes. By vacuuming regularly (Twice per week) in between cleaning sessions, you’ll help further reduce any buildups within your carpet. It's Better to use a vacuum with a HEPA filter.
Maybe Your Mattress Is Making You Sick
This isn't surprising, given that our own bodies are covered in all kinds of microbial life. And parts of your home — such as sponges, towels, and carpets — provide living and non-living microbes with a pleasant living environment.
When it comes to your bedroom, you may be surprised to learn which object is teeming with the most microscopic debris: your mattress.
And guess what? You Spend A Third Of Your Life In Bed
That means that you're rolling around in and inhaling all kinds of nasty particles — including allergy-causing dust mites, fungal spores, bacteria, and human skin cells — 8 hours a day, 365 days a year.
scientists have been scrutinizing how this daily exposure to a barrage of allergens can negatively affect your health. And it turns out that the accumulation of all of this debris may actually cause problems over time.
"One in six people have allergies, that's a lot of people in the world, "You talk about why people have allergies and everyone's blaming all sorts of things. In reality, it's right under your nose. You're breathing that air in eight hours a day every day of your life."
Here is a list of many of the things — both biological and synthetic in origin — that are lurking in your mattress:
Allergens: Dust mites; cat, dog, and cockroach dander
Fungal spores: Penicillium, Cladosporium, Alternaria, and Aspergillus
Bacteria: Skin, oral, intestinal/fecal, genital, including Staphylococcus, Lactobacillus, and Streptococcus
Sweat: Up to 26 gallons per year
Mattresses can contain the highest amount of dust mites and dirt particles in the home. Along with helping to eliminate dust, dirt and dead skin cell flakes, cleaning a mattress has Many benefits
Healthier indoor air quality
The average adult requires 8 hours of sleep a day, which equals 1/3 or your life and gives a very good reason to maintain the healthy indoor air quality in your bedroom. When you turn in your bed at night, it stirs up fine dust particles from the mattress that you can breathe in. Those dust particles can lead to poor indoor air quality that causes health issues such as throat and eye irritation, sneezing, upper respiratory congestion, watery eyes, and fatigue.
House dust mites live mainly in mattresses, and they’re a highly common trigger for allergy issues including asthma, eczema, and rhinitis. Removing house mites and dust from mattresses reduces their presence and doctors recommend regular mattress cleaning for their allergy patients because they often have bad allergy attacks while sleeping as their bodies react to the dust mites in the mattress. Minimizing contact with the allergens can reduce allergy triggers that could lead to a more serious health condition.
The Benefits Of Cleaning Your Mattress
3 Ways Dirty Carpet Can Be Harmful
Every day, the immune system fights unwanted toxins and bacteria to keep the body in great shape.
However, living in an unclean environment can cause stress levels to rise, which can affect immunity. When carpets remain dirty, you end up exposed to harmful bacteria and the immune system can go on overdrive, which can cause you to be more susceptible to diseases.
One of the most dangerous microbes that can thrive in dirty carpets is mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are made up of different types of molds. Exposure to mycotoxins can weaken the immune system and cause different health problems such as stomach infection, allergies, and respiratory diseases.
Dirty carpets can cause skin problems such as athlete’s foot and trigger skin asthma.
Dirty carpets can cause athlete’s foot when you walk on them barefoot because bacteria and fungi can come in contact with your feet through cuts, wounds, or openings on the skin. Meanwhile, dust and dirt coming from a filthy carpet can cause skin asthma attacks.
Molds can thrive in dirty carpets and attract bacteria and allergens. When inhaled, it can result in flu-like symptoms and other respiratory problems.
Dust mites thrive on bacteria and fungi, making dirty carpets the perfect breeding ground for them. When dust mites die and their carcasses remain on the carpets of the fiber, they can cause nose and eye irritation as well as rashes.
Dirty carpets can also trigger asthma attacks. Asthmatic patients usually have a negative reaction when exposed to environmental triggers like bacteria and toxins found in carpets.
Danger #1: Weak Immune System
Danger #2: Skin Problems
Danger # 3: Respiratory Problems
Why we Deep Clean Carpet
Deep carpet cleaning vs. steam cleaning debate, it's important to clear up the myth that steam is actually used to clean your carpets. Most Carpet cleaning companies use hot water, which gives off steam, the steam itself does not clean carpet.
Instead, the machine sprays detergent onto your carpet. Hot water activates the detergent on the carpet fibers. A wet-vac is then used to suck up the water on the floor. Because of the amount of water used, it makes its way down to the padding and also leaves behind soap on the carpet. This will make the carpets get dirty very fast because the soap will pull dirt from your shoes. Steam Cleaning does not provide any friction on the fibers. It only pushes dirt further into the carpet and padding. This process only surface clean the carpet and it set the surface stains into the padding....once complete, the carpet appears to be cleaned. But the truth is, Those stains will return in the near future because the padding will release the stains that were set with the steam cleaning... Also when steam cleaning, it use as most as 10 times the about of water that is used with Deep scrub cleaning.
Deep Scrub Process- Our process uses Deep scrub and steam cleaning or deep rinse. Deep Scrub cleaning provides friction to the carpet fibers to break up the ground in dirt and the hairs that are attached to the fibers. This will open the fibers and keep them from getting matted down.
Deep Scrub also requires less water because the friction does 90% of the work. Once we complete the Deep scrub process, start the steam Rinse or Scrub Rinse extraction process. this method combined with our Quick Dry formula will leave the carpet Dry in 10-45 Minutes