Air quality inside and outside your home directly affects your health and the standards of your living conditions. When air quality is poor, you can experience a decline in physical and even mental health. Not only does poor air quality impact you and your loved ones, it also affects the cleanliness and quality of your home. Pollution and other natural particulates in the air will eventually make their way inside, and they can damage your building materials. Airborne particulates are especially detrimental to soft materials such as your carpeting and upholstery. Throughout the summer, airborne particulates are often at their peak compared to other seasons, and they can push your indoor ventilation systems past their capacity. When heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) filters are overwhelmed, your carpets start to work as passive filters, collecting dust and dirt among their fibers. If your carpets are looking a little less than ideal due to a summer season with higher rates of airborne particulates, we can help. ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration provides comprehensive carpet cleaning in Exton, PA, and the surrounding areas so your carpets can be returned to like-new conditions, and you and your loved ones can stay healthy.
Summer has always had a higher rate of airborne particulates because of spikes in pollen and other plant materials, and climate change is increasing that rate thanks the following factors.
Heat Waves and Ozone
The increasing frequency of heat waves as our global temperatures rise causes lower air quality because of ozone levels and particulate matter. Ozone (O3) is typically located in the upper atmosphere, and when it remains there, it protects us from solar radiation. However, when ozone is at ground level, we can breathe it in and experience various negative symptoms from that exposure. Inhaling ozone can lead to shortness of breath, coughing, painful breathing, respiratory system inflammation, and complications of preexisting respiratory conditions.
Heat Waves and Airborne Particulates
Heat waves also can cause an escalation in airborne particulate matter. Particulates from plants are normal, but again with climate change, we’re seeing increases in particulate matter formed when heat waves create conditions ideal for chemical reactions. Forest and brush fires generate a significant rate of airborne particulates through combustion, but other reactions between nitrogen, sulfur, and ammonia compounds as well as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) also form secondary particulate matter.
All these airborne materials make it more likely that your carpets will need a thorough cleaning at certain points throughout the year. The end of the summer is the perfect time to take advantage of our professional carpet cleaning service. Our cleaning technicians will remove all harmful dirt and particulates from your carpets and get them ready for the winter months when sealed-up homes rely on ventilation systems rather than open windows and doors for air flow.
For more information about our services for residential and commercial carpet cleaning in Exton, PA, contact ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration at (610) 524-8003 to reach our main office.