Getting a professional clean has many benefits for your carpet (extending the life of the carpet, eliminating stains and enhancing the overall appearance of a room, to name a few!) – but how does cleaned carpets benefit your health?

Here are the ways getting your carpets cleaned can benefit your health.



Various pollutants, including everyday dust and dirt, pet dander (tiny bits of skin shed from animals) and insect allergens, are easily trapped inside carpets. Regular exposure to these pollutants is not good for anyone’s respiratory health, but people with respiratory conditions or allergies are likely to be affected more than most.
Domestic vacuums and commonly available cleaning products may not be effective at ridding carpets of these pollutants, while professional carpet cleaners use specialist products and equipment, designed to remove the trapped pollutants.


Goodbye Dust Mites

Dust mites may be invisible to the human eye, but they can still cause us health issues.
Living in your carpets and upholstery, dust mites are not fussy eaters! They feed on a diet of anything from dead skin flakes to crumbs of food spilled on the floor. Being living things, what the dust mites have eaten eventually becomes waste. This becomes another pollutant in your home that can stir up allergies if not removed.
Dust mites will always be present in the home, but their numbers (and your risk of developing allergies) can be controlled with regular and thorough carpet cleaning.
FACT: As many as 100,000 dust mites can fit in approximately one square yard of carpet.


Going For Mould

There are many ways mould can grow in your carpet – spilled drinks, dropped crumbs and soil from the bottom of your shoes. Homes prone to moisture and high humidity levels will also have the issue of standing water soaking into carpet fibres and encouraging the growth of mould.
In addition to removing mould and reducing the spore count in that space, a professional carpet cleaning service includes a drying element which removes any moisture left behind and helps to prevent new growths from appearing.


Bacterial Baddies

Along with the removal of dirt, dust mites and mould, a professional carpet cleaning service will also focus on harmful bacteria lurking in your floors and upholstery. This is especially important for homes with young children whose immune systems are not fully developed yet.


Smelling Good, Feeling Good

Vacuuming your home will not eliminate unpleasant odours – only the effective removal of dirt and bacteria will leave your carpets smelling fresh. A professional clean will also improve the overall quality of the air inside your home, helping you to breathe easier and sleep better. These can all factor into your wellbeing and it is not uncommon to find that recently cleaned carpets have an uplifting effect on your mood.


For a professional carpet cleaning service, make an appointment with the Acorn team. Call us today on 0141 212 0212 or email

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