For seniors, one of the most pervasive threats to their health is respiratory illnesses. Currently, over 12% of the hospitalisations that come from nursing homes are due to this condition. COPD-related issues along with more serious complications such as pneumonia may be initially triggered by allergens that are trapped in carpet. That is why effective carpet cleaning results in health benefits for everyone, including those in Maroochydore Sunshine Coast.
It’s not surprising that medical and health-related facilities have hard surface flooring which is far easier to keep clean. Plus, it does not trap the allergens as found in most carpeting. Plus, while composite tile can be easily disinfected, the same is not true for carpets. What follows are some tips for facilities that take care of seniors. The advice also applies to home situations as well.
Carpet Cleaning Sunshine Coast
Vacuuming: Everything starts with vacuuming up the dirt, debris, and other items that may be holding allergens in the carpet. By vacuuming every day, you minimize number of allergens that may get stuck in the fibers. For homes, an everyday round of vacuuming is probably too much, but by hitting the high traffic areas frequently, you can greatly reduce the allergens present.
Low Moisture Encapsulation: A cleaning technique that has been around since the 90s, this involves applying a solution of encapsulating polymers and detergent to take hold and then remove particles from carpets. Simply vacuum once, apply the mixture, and vacuum again. Since there is little moisture involved, the carpet will be usable in as little as 30 minutes.
Hot Water Extraction: This is a more advanced carpet cleaning technique that should be used occasionally. However, it is highly effective thanks to the hot water loosening the grime and other sticky particles from the bottom of the carpet. This is a thorough process that will clean the carpet but will also take up to 8 hours to fully dry.
Health Benefits of Clean Carpets
There are numerous health benefits to keeping your carpets clean, starting with the reduction of allergens in the air. Because allergens can rise and fall when inside the carpet, removing them means less of a chance that they can affect those who live or work inside. Plus, the offer other benefits as well.
- Improved Indoor Air Quality
- Reduces Chance of Spreading Illness
- Better Appearance
The improvement of the air quality indoors combined with lessening the chances of having illnesses spread to others means a healthier living or working environment. For seniors who live in such facilities, it means enjoying a healthier lifestyle with fewer chances of illness or allergies interfering with their day. The better appearance of clean carpets helps as well in keeping everyone happier and healthier.
In Maroochydore Sunshine Coast, effective carpet cleaning for all homes, commercial buildings, and facilities provides health benefits for those living or working inside. Be sure to have your carpets cleaned on a regular basis, including the occasional professional cleaning to root out deep-seated allergens that might be causing health issues. Contact Peter at Phoenix Cleaning Services Sunshine Coast.