Carpets - Area Rugs - Upholstery - Draperies
Our philosophy at HealthFirst Cleaning is "looks aren't everything". Clean FIRST for your family's health, THEN for appearance. In the average home, dust mites feed on dead skin scales and other debris. They hide in your rugs, upholstery, drapes, mattresses, bedding, and pillows. And they thrive in the high humidity of the summer months and rainy seasons. Mites can double their numbers in 10 hours, and produce ten to 20 pieces of feces per day. You actually get 100,000 dead bodies and thirty million pieces of feces added to your home every DAY. Microscopic mite feces and corpses are so small that they blow up into the air as you walk around your house and they get into your lungs. Eighty percent of Americans who suffer from allergies, are allergic to airborne mite refuse. To help limit their effect on your health, you need to clean your rugs and furniture more often. There's no better time than right now!
The #1 cause of wear of rugs and carpets is sand which scratches and dulls fibers. Every day we pull pounds and pounds of clayish, gritty soil out of bases of rugs. If you spread the yarns apart of your area rug or carpet and look deep, you will see this for yourself. This sand is grinding expensive yarns into worthless fibers that fill up your vacuum bag. Another way that rugs and carpets cry out for help is by the traffic lanes which start to appear when they are walked on repeatedly in the same area. Oily residues from the street and in the air dry into the fibers. These residues grab dirt and lock it on to your precious rugs. Through a process called "oxidation" soil bonds with the carpet causing color change and becoming permanently attached. The longer that you wait between cleanings, the more soil becomes permanent. Also, air pollutants like dust mite debris, pollens and more are filtering through your rug and become trapped. When the rug becomes "full", your family starts breathing these unhealthy and gross things. Cleaning your carpets and rugs regularly during the year, will make them last longer, look better, and will protect your family's health allowing everyone to actually breathe easier.