Do You Really Have A Healthy Home?

All of us, and particularly the 1 in 5 Americans (over 60 million) who suffer from allergies or asthma, are greatly impacted by indoor air quality and the number of allergens and bacteria trapped in our homes that can trigger an attack.

By: Allen Cain | Owner -- Chem-Dry of Franklin & Chem-Dry of Brentwood

As parents, we know that having a clean home is an important element in the development of our kids and the overall health of our family. What many of us don’t realize is, that while things may appear “spick and span” on the surface, the indoor air quality of our home may pose a significant health concern. Carpets, rugs and upholstery act as giant air filters, initially trapping allergens and bacteria and keeping them out of the air we breathe. But, just like any air filter, they need to be properly and regularly cleaned to remain optimally effective. If not, the average household can harbor as many as 200,000 bacteria for every square inch of carpet. And as new bacteria build up, the bacteria already lurking in your carpets gets stirred up and circulates in the air your family is breathing - unless you properly clean them.

"...the average household can harbor as many as 200,000 bacteria for every square inch of carpet"

Considering that we spend an average of 90% of our time indoors, selecting a trusted professional with safe and healthy processes to clean your carpet, upholstery, area rugs, tile and countertops is an important decision and plays a key role in the health of your home and your family. But not all carpet cleaning services are alike.

So before you book your next carpet cleaning, or decide to go the “do-it-yourself” route, check and see what percentage of allergens their cleaning process is documentedto remove. If they can’t show you that they can remove at least 96% of the common household allergens from your carpets and upholstery, I recommend you look elsewhere. Your family’s health is definitely worth it!

If I can help you or answer any questions, please feel free to either call me at 615-373-5044 or visit us online at: Chem-Dry of Franklin.


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