Carpeting is a fantastic way to rejuvenate the appearance of a home. Springtime calls for house maintenance, garage sales, and maybe even redecorating! If you are considering having your carpets cleaned this spring, keep in mind some of these VOC-prevention tips to ensure the air quality in your home will not be compromised from cleaning carpet with harmful chemicals. When investing in a new flooring option or cleaning your carpet this May, consider consulting with an expert at ServiceMaster Restore® in the Exton, Newton Square, Westchester, and Norristown, PA areas. According to the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI™), studies have shown that carpeting is actually good for improving air quality because it retains air pollutants. This may not sound appealing for many homeowners, as we all want to think of our flooring as promoting a fresh environment with no pollutants trapped in its’ cushy core. One way to remove the air pollutants and renew your carpet is to regularly get it cleaned on a six-month to yearly basis. According to EverydayHealth.com, most carpeting is made with chemicals and heavy glue base. Dust and dirt from shoes, dander from pet hair, and even mold and mildew can be ground and crushed deep into your home carpeting. Regularly vacuuming and DYI cleaning methods can maintain a degree of cleanliness in the air quality of your carpeted rooms, but calling in a professional will seal the deal. Most carpet cleaners you find in the store are formulated using harmful chemicals that will irritate allergies and cause lung problems. The Global Healing Center suggests that some of these may include pesticides, disinfectants, lye or acids. Switching to an organic carpet cleaner will not leave behind the strong smell that non-organic soaps will. Dry soaps will prevent the growth of mold as well, because they reduce the chance that moisture will be trapped in the carpet. Professional carpet cleaners like ServiceMaster Restore® specialize in green carpet care. Their soaps are biodegradable and non-toxic. Ensuring your carpet looks great and leaves your air clean is a win-win for your health and your desire to have an attractive home! Book an appointment today with ServiceMaster Restore® to have sparkling, professional carpet cleaning ASAP.