Keeping your home clean and safe is important to you. Even if you have a strong housekeeping schedule, there are two major components of your home that you may have overlooked: Your carpet and your air ducts. When was the last time you had these two large, important surfaces cleaned? Do you need to get them professionally cleaned, and if so, how often?
In this article, we will answer your questions about maintaining these two essential elements of your home, and explain how Green Clean can help Minneapolis homeowners enjoy a safer, more comfortable home this fall and beyond.
It’s true: Your carpet is the largest air filter in your home, collecting dust, pet dander, allergens, pollen, mildew, mold spores, smoke, and even insects like dust mites in its fibers. This keeps these particles out of the air that you breathe. Just like any other air filter, your carpet will work (and look) better when it is clean.
Regular vacuuming and spot cleaning are helpful, but homeowners can’t remove deeply embedded particles and stains from carpet on their own. At Green Clean, we clean your carpets and rugs using powerful equipment and specialized, eco-friendly cleaning products that will not harm the environment or leave harmful residues in your home. Our skills and products allow us to fully penetrate carpet fibers. This removes stains, dust, and allergens that vacuuming and spot cleaning can’t. The result is a clean carpet that looks great, and contributes to improved indoor air quality.
Most Minnesota homeowners consider carpet and rug cleaning when their carpet starts looking dirty or suffers from an unexpected stain, but cleaning on a regular schedule has several benefits. It can improve the air quality in your home, and will extend the lifespan of your carpets by ensuring that damaging dirt and stains aren’t allowed to sit, causing additional problems. Most carpet manufacturers, the Carpet and Rug Institute, and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) recommend professional carpet cleaning every 12-18 months for proper maintenance, and to maintain any product warranty.
Here in the Twin Cities, we have cold winters and humid summers, so our HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems work hard all year round. This means that your family is almost constantly exposed to what is inside of your air ducts.
Having your air ducts cleaned regularly can greatly improve your home’s indoor air quality. This is because professional cleaning removes trapped dust, debris, mold, pet dander, pollen, and even insects, reducing allergens and other pollutants in your air. This can eliminate odors, and help prevent respiratory issues and allergic reactions among your family members. It will also ensure that dirt is not circulating, and your home stays cleaner overall – including your freshly cleaned carpets and upholstery.
It also can result in energy savings: Clean air ducts allow both warm and cool air to move more efficiently, reducing the amount of energy your HVAC system uses. Additionally, when air ducts are regularly cleaned, dirt and debris won’t build up and potentially damage your expensive HVAC system components.
In general, it’s recommended to have your air ducts cleaned every three to five years. However, if you have pets, your area experiences high dust, smoke, or pollen levels, or your home undergoes a significant renovation, you may want to schedule a special or more frequent cleaning.
When you get professional help with both your carpet and air duct cleaning, you will enjoy a home that both looks and feels great. Carpet, rug, upholstery, and duct cleaning removes both visible dirt and invisible allergens. By investing in these services, you can improve the air quality in your home, and extend the life of expensive items like your flooring, furniture, and HVAC system.
If you need help getting your home in great shape this fall, Minnesota-based Green Clean can help. We have the right products and know-how to clean your surfaces safely and effectively. We’re even certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) non-profit organization, which means our professionals have received high-quality training in carpet and rug cleaning. If you seek duct cleaning services, we can direct you to a reliable referral. Stay comfortable indoors this winter – contact us to schedule your carpet, rug, upholstery, and duct cleaning services today.Prev: Understanding Water Damage Categories and ClassesNext: Why you should not clean up after a flood or sewage backup yourselfView All Resources