4 Health Benefits of Keeping Your Carpets Clean
Did you know that indoor pollution is almost five times worse than outdoor pollution? Many breathing problems (asthma) are a result of indoor air pollution. Because of this, it is crucial that you reduce indoor pollutants to reduce your risk of health problems.
Regularly cleaned carpets can:
- Reduce odors
- Balance humidity
- Help you sleep better
- Help you breathe easier
If you are not in the position to regularly clean the carpets in your home, you should consider carpet cleaning services.
So, the benefits of regularly cleaned carpets:
1. Reduce Odors
Whether you cook a lot or carry out other activities that dirty the home, odors are always a potential problem. Bad smells do have a very unpleasant effect on your mood, thoughts, and behaviors. Bad odors can leave you uncharacteristically grumpy and irritable.
On the other hand, good smells—like chamomile, flowers, and citrus—improve your mood, reduce stress, and lower your heart rate.
2. Balance Humidity
Good indoor air quality also brings about a good balance of humidity. Humidity, which is the amount of water in the air, affects all aspects of your environment. Too much makes breathing feel heavy and also makes your home feel stuffy and moist. The extra moisture causes mold growth and increased dust mite populations while also attracting pests.
3. Help You Sleep Better
Our respiratory rate changes when we’re asleep such that our breathing rate decreases and becomes much steadier. So as important as air is when you’re awake, it’s just as important when you’re asleep.
With clean indoor air, you won’t have to worry about breathing problems, so you can wake up feeling refreshed.
4. Help You Breathe Easier
Breathing is naturally an unconscious action. You do it without thinking much about it, but if your home’s air quality is low, breathing can feel terrible. Surviving on shallow breaths puts a lot of stress on your body, especially your heart and lungs, making even climbing a flight of stairs a physically tiring task.
With clean air, you can take big, easy breaths and give your body the oxygen it needs.