Remember those carefree days, relaxing around the house, walking around in your stocking feet, usually a beautiful pair of white athletic socks, and have your spouse or mom point out how dirty your socks were and why you insist in walking outside inside the clean socks she washed and cleaned for buyers? You look at the socks, and point out that you’ve been within the whole time- then the silent looks to each other, each thinking “walking on the carpet did this?” Yup!
Carpet, by its very nature, is a natural dust and dirt magnets. Today’s carpet is made out of a number of natural and man made materials, such as wool blends, various polymers, nylon and Dacron based post. Fibers are usually twisted around a strong core, either warped or bonded. These fibers are bonded to the backing by strong adhesives or woven through a backing sleeping pad. Pile fibers might be cut or looped, of varying lengths, such as kitchen, short pile, long pile or the memory indulging shag.
Because of the construction materials, manufacturing processes and even the patterns, carpet is an ideal storm for gathering dirt, toxins and grime. We all know what happens to backside soles of a brand new pair of shoes after walking outside the first time- the simple coating of everyday yuck is focused on carpet every day all day. Fiber edges grab dirt, liquid residue, oils, toxins and more assorted things than may thinking about. HVAC systems, residential and commercial, also blow various pollens, insect detritus, flaked skin and plain old dirt around the carpet surface, no matter how complicated the liver. All carpet fibers are subject to static electricity and some fibers are treated to be somewhat static resistant; but any static will attract contaminants. Stain treatment, such as Teflon, is also the only addition to carpet fibers- but all this does is make cleanup of liquids and stain inducing materials easier- dirt still gets into treated carpet fibers. So unless your carpet is in an official class 6 clean room-it’s going to get hard.
Some homes insist that leave your shoes with the entry door, and walk around the carpet barefoot or in your socks. By initial thought that might seem like the best keep your carpet free of many dirt sources, however the opposite is true. Oils from feet, even through socks, will get within carpet fibers and dramatically attract contaminates.
There is another important reason to keep your carpets clean- if either of the residents of your home or office are subject to respiratory distress-upper or lower- filthy carpet can greatly improve contaminants that help cause that distress. It’s a medically researched fact that the clean carpet decreases various causes of Asthma another respiratory ailments.
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