One question that so many of us forget to ask at this time of year is this: ‘How clean are my carpets and upholstery?’
Sounds a tad random right? Well it is not. Cleaning your carpets and upholstery is VITAL if you are planning on spending most of the holiday season in the comfort of your own home. Even more importantly, if you have loved ones coming to visit, you need to seriously consider whether your home is safe for them and their children. Risking their health is not an option and I will tell you why you need to make cleaning these elements of your home a top priority on your Christmas to do list.
Do you know how dirty your carpets and upholstery are?
What is actually in your carpets?
Newer carpets hold erratic Volatile Organic Compounds, known more commonly as VOC’s. Examples of these compounds are toluene, benzene, formaldehyde, ethyl benzene, styrene, acetone and a host of other chemicals. Are these safe? Depends on how often you clean and maintain your carpeting.
Naturally, older carpets and upholstery offer more health hazards than new ones. Years and years of built up dirt, dust, cleaning chemical residues, paint fumes, solvents and pesticides reside in your home. Left for too long, you are putting your whole family at risk through the very fact that they are inhaling these awful chemicals and residues on a daily basis.