Spring Cleaning a property is important to people’s health
United States – For a residence or a business, air quality is as important as any other facet of maintaining the health and safety of the people inside.
Now that the month of May has come around once again, especially this time on the heels of a global pandemic, improving the quality of cleanliness and sanitization and especially the indoor air quality of a property with a certified Spring Cleaning is more important than ever.
Spring cleaning is now longer just something Grandma’ would say she is doing on Easter weekend. The reason for this is the facets of your home which should be cleaned by certified professionals this time of year serve a greater purpose, and one which usually goes unseen.
Carpets and Floors
Most homeowners know, every six months there should be a change of furnace filters. This is because they collect airborne soil and pollen throughout the previous six months which no one wants circulating or collecting in their property. Carpet is actually the same. Carpet is a filter for the entire house which traps airborne pollutants like pollens and soil but also fungus, dust mites, dirt and even asphalt, unseen to the naked eye.
Regularly vacuuming carpets helps remove a small portion of these pollutants. Regular carpet cleaning removes the remainder of these pollutants and prolongs the life of the carpet. If regular cleaning is not performed, the carpet, acting as a filter, can hold these pollutants until it becomes so saturated it creates an unhealthy environment with a property’s air.
Certified professionals understand the science behind different carpet styles and fibers and the best applications and products to remove pollutants, prolong the life of the carpet and assist in maintaining a carpet manufacturers warranty.
Air Ventilation Ducts
As seasonal temperatures begin to rise with Spring and ultimately summer, many property owners and managers obviously make use of their forced air system and air conditioning. Many irritants in the air of a property can be coming from pollutants collected in the HVAC ventilation ducts or “air ducts.” It’s not only dust which settles in this duct system over a period of months. Again, pollen, bacteria, pet dander and even mildew can form, especially in the case of properties with a humidifier system set too high throughout the year.
A certified cleaning from professional technicians can restore the duct system to a much clean and sanitized state and improve the indoor air quality of the property. Persons particularly sensitive to allergens should have this service performed regularly, more than every Spring.
Another benefit to having a property’s air ducts cleaned by certified professionals is it helps deodorize a property. Mildew and pet dander, among other pollutants, can create an odor over time. This odor can sometimes be sensed when a property first uses its air conditioning for the first time of the Spring. Homeowners and managers will sometimes become “nose blind,” to invoke a Febreze commercial, to these odors of the Spring, but patrons and guests will notice. Certified professionals who perform an air duct cleaning can usually rid a property of odor from the ventilation system and improve the system’s overall efficiency.
Because lint is highly flammable, a dryer vent is a high danger of causing a property fire if the dryer vent and duct system for it are not properly treated on a regular basis. Not only is having the dryer vent properly treated important for this reason, a cleaned and clear dryer vent usually helps improve dry times and efficiency. Items being dried become dry more efficiently and in less time, which saves energy.
There were almost 16,000 fires reported to U.S. Fire Departments of property fires which were started due to lint clogged dryer vent systems between 2010 and 2014. The importance of having this service performed on a regular basis by experienced professionals is paramount.
For the same reasons it is important to have carpets cleaned, the same importance goes for upholstery. Upholstery, like carpet, can also trap a high amount of air pollutants which affect the indoor air quality. Having upholstery professionally cleaned by certified technicians can also remove air pollutants from items with upholstery and improve the overall air quality.
Any of these treatments can help make Spring Cleaning efforts ample for any property, and of course, having all four performed can vastly improve the overall health and safety of any property as it pertains to indoor air quality.
About Triple C Restoration:
In business since 1990, Triple C Restoration is not only a certified firm by the Institute of Inspections, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we also require each of our technicians are certified as well. We also maintain certifications in Applied Structural Drying and Mold Remediation. Our in-house ability to handle damages to large commercial facilities and multi-family properties, as well as single-family homes, makes our company unique with hyper-efficient disaster response times. Our company’s ownership team is extremely hands-on and we pride ourselves on the daily communication and progress reporting we provide to our clients as we serve them. We offer discounted rates on equipment rentals and our fast-and-easy financing for those who qualify allow us to serve clients who find themselves in need of our services but without the immediate funds.
Triple C Restoration (719) 633-1884 www.tripleccarpet.com