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Carpets Effect on Allergies:

On May 11, 2010, in Blog, by admin
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Don’t Toss Them…Their Awesome!

Spring has finally sprung and along with that come lots of Allergies for a lot of us in the Roseville area.

The science of indoor air quality is very interesting and relatively new. In the past, the focus was on the quality of the outside air and the interest was in lowering emissions of all types into the air. But, as we now spend more time indoors – an average of 90% of our time – indoor air quality has become a concern to the EPA, as well as government and private health organizations.
Following the energy-saving efforts, buildings and homes are now much more air-tight, leaving little opportunity for diluting the indoor air with fresh air from outside. Indoor air has thus become more polluted.

But, what’s the connection between indoor air quality and carpets?
In the past, physicians recommended that their asthma and allergy-suffering patients remove carpeting from the home. It was erroneously thought that carpeting exasperated their conditions.
Recently, the EPA performed a study of hundreds of homes, schools and office buildings and concluded that the choice of carpeting as a floor covering was actually beneficial in the fight against asthma and allergies.

When scientifically tested, the air in the “breathing zone” above carpets was found to contain fewer allergens than the air above hard surfaces. Carpet tends to collect and hold the allergens out of the air, where they remain, until the carpet is vacuumed or professionally cleaned. In contrast, allergens that settle on hard surface flooring, tend to be redistributed to the breathing zone with normal foot traffic or the simple act of running a broom over the flooring surface.
One unfortunate result of the EPA’s study is that we now know that many families removed carpeting from their homes in an effort to reduce allergy symptoms, only to find that they gained no improvement in their conditions. Their carpeting was an asset, rather than a detriment, to the quality of their indoor air.

In concluding that carpeting is a benefit to indoor air, the EPA now recommends that carpeting be cleaned at least every 6 months to rid the carpeting of these allergens. A carpet that is not regularly maintained has a reduced ability to collect indoor air pollutants.

Tips for Reducing Indoor Allergens

 

Here are some tips for reducing indoor allergens in your home and specifically, in your carpeting – helping you to keep your home a healthy one for you and your family:

Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum. This cannot be stressed enough. You should vacuum at least twice a week, more often if you have pets. Vacuuming helps rid your carpeting of dust, dust mite feces, animal hair and dander, human hair and dead skin, mold spores, dead bugs and abrasive – carpet life shortening – sand and soil. Make sure that you use a vacuum cleaner that has a high efficiency HEPA filtering system. If you need suggestions for choosing a new vacuum, call us.
Don’t sweep your hard surface flooring. Sweeping redistributes allergens to the air. Vacuuming your floors, followed by a damp mop, will help keep the air your family breathes cleaner.
Adopt a “no shoes” policy in your home. This will keep outdoor pollutants from entering the home.
Make sure that you change your filters monthly. Consider using high-efficiency HEPA air filters.

We hope your find these tips helpful. Follow these simple tips, and not only will you have a healthier home, but your carpeting will last longer also!

 

The Winner Is…

On May 4, 2010, in Blog, by admin
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Katie Gonzales
of Roseville
Congratulations Katie, we look forward to coming out and making your carpets clean and healthy!
Thanks to everyone that entered our drawing for Free Carpet Cleaning.
We enjoyed seeing our clients and meeting future clients at Roseville’s Earth Day Celebration.
 

We Love Our Customers!

On April 22, 2010, in Blog, by admin
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and they love us! Please check out one of our latest reviews.

Cheryl’s Review of Ecosafe Carpet Cleaning, Roseville, CA: “I took some time to research carpet cleaning before having it done. Ecosafe was everything the web site advertised. Nick called be back immediately and came over the same day to give me an estimate. he said he thought he could get my carpets completely clean and he did. There was absolutely no chemical smell and my white carpets are white again. I couldn’t be happier.”

Thanks Cheryl for a great review! Can’t wait to clean your home again soon.

 

Celebrate The Earth Festival

On April 8, 2010, in Blog, by admin
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Please join us at the 3rd Annual “Celebrate The Earth Festival” here in Roseville. FREE family fun! See the latest in Green Technologies. Music, Local Food, Children’s Activities, Cooking Demonstrations galore! Check out the City of Roseville’s site for more information.
Be sure to stop by our booth and enter to win

an ENTIRE house
of
GREEN CARPET CLEANING
for FREE!
we only do this once a year, so here’s your chance!
Saturday, April 17th, 2010
10am to 3pm
Utility Exploration Center @ Mahany Park
1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95747
See you there!
 

Cleaning Carpets in the Winter?

On February 9, 2010, in Blog, by admin
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Many people feel that they should wait until after winter to have their carpets cleaned. Let’s look at a couple of reasons why some may feel that way…

“The carpet will get dirty right away.”
I agree. Ifyou come in with wet, muddy shoes on. But how about taking your shoes off before you walk on the carpet? I could go into great detail explaining all the bad things that can be tracked onto your carpet, visible and invisible, winter or summer, but I don’t want to spoil your dinner. Then there are the cutting soils that can be tracked from your shoes that cause abrasion and cause those ugly traffic lanes in the areas you walk the most. So, this is an excellent time to train yourself to take your shoes off. Your carpet will thank you for it!

“It will take longer to dry.”

It could take a little longer. During the summer months carpets can take around 4 to 6 hours to dry on average. In the winter, usually it takes between 5 to 7 hours. I have two high-powered fans that I put into place when I’m done cleaning that certainly help speed up the drying process. So, in most cases, the difference between dry time in the winter versus the summer is very little.

One more thing to consider is that I am not as busy during the winter. This usually means you can schedule your cleaning appointment when you want and not have to wait. I also have more time to do some extras that you may not have thought about. Like your couch or area rug that you’ve been meaning to have cleaned.
In the winter, we tend to spend most of our time indoors. So, having clean carpets greatly improves our indoor air that we’re forced to breathe. Also, removing the soil covering the fibers makes the colors brighter, it feels softer and smells better. Sounds just like what the doctor ordered to make you feel better on a dreary winter’s day!
 

Welcome!

On January 25, 2010, in Blog, by admin
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We are so happy to be launching our new Blog! Please add us as a follower. We will be sharing interesting tips about healthy green living and carpet cleaning. We will also announce specials that we are running!