Is my house healthier if I put down hard wood floors vs. carpet?

January 23, 2012

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to install carpet or wood flooring in your home. Cost, noise, cleanliness and health are all important things to think about. Here’s a little guidance that may help you make a decision!

Cost

Costs vary widely in both carpet and wood flooring purchase options. There are a wide variety of different types of carpet (berber, plush, etc.) and an equally wide variety of wood flooring types (hardwood, bamboo, etc.) Your best bet is to try to set a cost ceiling, or aim for the level of quality you prefer. From there, your decision should get easier.

Noise

One thing carpet has over wood flooring is carpet’s ability to dampen noise. Though you can soften the echoes in a house with wood flooring by strategically placing area rugs, you’ll still lose the cozy, plush experience of a well-carpeted room.

Cleanliness

There’s no way around the fact that it’s easier to clean up liquid spills from wood flooring. An improperly treated spill in carpet can lead to unsightly stains, mildew or mold, and bacterial growth. The same spill on wood flooring would simply get wiped up and forgotten.

Here’s where things get tricky, though. One might think that hardwood floor would be better for allergy sufferers, because one could just sweep and mop often, removing possible irritants. However, carpet can actually help to contain allergens and keep them from drifting in the air in your home. Thorough regular professional carpet cleaning can then remove those allergens, leaving your home much more pleasant.

Premium Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning is committed to excellence. We strive to remain experts in our field, and to provide service that is head and shoulders above our competitors.

Visit our website at http://www.premiumcarpetandupholstery.com or call us at (970) 482-2350.

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Top 4 Health Reasons to Have Your Carpets Cleaned Regularly

January 12, 2012

We rarely forget how important it is to keep our homes clean. We scour countertops, wash thoroughly, and scrub diligently. Yet we may forget how important it is to have our carpets cleaned regularly.

Here are five reasons to have your carpet cleaned often and professionally, to help you remember!

  1. Dust Mites / Creepy-Crawlies:  Carpet is notorious for harboring pesky creepers like dust mites. Dust mites feed on skin cells that we all shed naturally. Dust mites do not feed directly on humans, and are not known to carry disease, which makes them less frightening than some other bugs. However, they are known to aggravate allergies, which is no fun for anyone. A thorough professional carpet cleaning at least twice per year helps to keep dust mites down, and removes all those shed skin cells and creepy crawlies, too!
  2. Mold / Mildew – We might think that mold and mildew are limited to bathrooms and under the kitchen sink in most households, especially in drier climates. But the fact is, spills, pet accidents, rainy or snowy days, and kids can all contribute to soggy spots in carpet. Even if we blot diligently, moisture can stay deep in carpet and padding, which may lead to mold growth. Not only is it smelly, it can also trigger allergies. Professional, thorough carpet cleaning can help to eradicate mold and mildew.
  3. Bacteria – Dust, pet dander, and the everyday stuff that we track in on our shoes can harbor bacteria. Having your carpets cleaned regularly will cut down on bacteria, which will help you and your family stay healthy.
  4. Indoor Air Health – Pollen, dander, dust and other allergens can build up in your carpet over time, even when you vacuum regularly. Vacuuming alone simply doesn’t clean carpet thoroughly enough. Periodic professional carpet cleaning removes build-up that your vacuum may have missed, and helps to ensure that the air in your home is allergen-free.

Keeping your carpets clean through regular professional carpet cleaning will help keep you, your family, and your carpet healthy!

Premium Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning is committed to excellence. We strive to remain experts in our field, and to provide service that is head and shoulders above our competitors.

Visit our website at http://www.premiumcarpetandupholstery.com or call us at (970) 482-2350.


Carpet Cleaning for the Holidays

December 5, 2011

It’s the Holiday season once again, and time for deep cleaning before the house is inundated with family and friends!

There is already so much to do to prepare for the holidays. Why not let the pros add the finishing touches to your clean, well-organized, ready-for-celebration home? A professional carpet cleaning could be the difference between a nice-looking holiday home and a spectacular one.

Plus, the overall health of your home is better with clean carpet! The holiday season is often also cold and flu season, and we need all the help we can get staying healthy. A clean carpet is a good step toward ensuring a strong immune system for you and your family during the most wonderful time of the year.

Opening presents under the tree, lounging with a warm holiday drink, or playing games with the whole family can put you closer to your carpet at this time of year than maybe any other time. Make sure it’s spotless and healthy before the holidays!

Premium Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning is committed to excellence. We strive to remain experts in our field, and to provide service that is head and shoulders above our competitors.

Visit our website at http://www.premiumcarpetandupholstery.com or call us at (970) 482-2350.