Improving Indoor Air Quality
Home Health Study Results
In late 2014, we commissioned a leading independent air quality laboratory to conduct a study for us, with the goal of quantifying the healthfulness of our Hot Carbonated Extraction (HCE) cleaning method. We decided to not only test allergen removal from carpets, as one of our national competitors did, but also allergen removal from upholstery and our ability to remove airborne bacteria from the home. The study was conducted in a cross-section of consumer homes in the U.S. and abroad, using our HCE process along with a pre-spray.
Here are the Results from the Final Report:
- We remove an average of 98.1% of common household allergens from carpets and upholstery (combined). The common household allergens we tested were cat dander, dog dander and dust mite allergen. This broke down further into the respective service lines as follows:
- We remove an average of 97.4% of allergens from carpets
- We remove an average of 99.1% of allergens from upholstery
- We remove an average of 89.0% of the airborne bacteria in the home, showing that we have a significant impact on improving indoor air quality. This test incorporated the addition of a sanitizer to the cleaning process.
Allergy Relief with Chem-Dry
If you are one of the estimated 40 million Americans who suffer from indoor allergies or one of the 25 million people with asthma, recent studies have shown that you do not have to remove carpeting to control your allergy symptoms as long as it is properly and effectively cleaned. Common allergens are constantly moving around in the air you breathe and soft surfaces such as carpets, rugs and upholstery actually act as giant filters, trapping these allergens and keeping them out of the air you and your family breathe. But, just like an air filter, carpets become full over time and must be properly cleaned to remain most effective at trapping particulates as they settle from the air.
Chem-Dry’s proprietary Hot Carbonating process removes an average of 98% of common household allergens from carpets & upholstery; with the addition of sanitizer, it removes an average of 89% of airborne bacteria, improving indoor air quality!
Carpets as well as area rugs and upholstered furniture act as giant filters, trapping allergens and bacteria and keeping them out of the air we breathe. But, just like an air filter, carpets become full over time and must be properly cleaned to remain most effective at trapping particulates as they settle from the air. This is especially important for the 1 in 5 Americans (roughly 60 million) living with allergies or asthma. You can ensure healthier indoor air in your home by keeping your carpets clean and in good condition through regular vacuuming and having your carpets, rugs and upholstery professionally cleaned every 3 - 4 months to rid your home of common allergens and bacteria.
Indoor air quality is also a significant home health concern because the average home harbors about 200,000 bacteria for every square inch of carpet. As the bacteria builds up, the bacteria lurking in your carpets gets stirred up and circulates in the air your family is breathing unless you clean it. Chem-Dry carpet cleaning is not only effective at removing the bacteria from the carpets we clean, but it also improves the air quality in your home. The same leading independent air quality laboratory found that, when adding sanitizer to our HCE carpet cleaning process, we removed an average of 89% of the bacteria in the air and 82.3% of the bacteria from carpets.
Do You Know What’s Inside Your Home?
So what exactly are you living with? Check out what is really in the air you breathe at home, it might surprise you. Plus find somes tips for how you can keep allergens out of your home.
Please give us a call at (403) 249-7539 to schedule your carpet cleaning, We Clean for Your Health Like No One Else™.