Oriental Rug Cleaning and Home Pollutants

20 April 2015

Oriental Rug Cleaning and Home Pollutants

How can you can make your home healthier? Making sure your area rugs are free from home pollutants is an excellent start!

According to the American Lung Association, the air indoors can be more polluted than the air outdoors. At Ibraheems, we strive to do our part to help make your home a clean and healthy environment.

While the Ibraheems cannot remove all sources of home pollutants, our rug cleaning process can certainly help to reduce the pollution that has accumulated in your home.

Of the many pollutants that you can have in your home, rugs are especially susceptible to dust mites, pet dander, mold, dust, pollen, and fireplace particles. Even if you don’t have pets, the dander that is on your guest’s clothes can be tracked in easily. Don’t let this dissuade from purchasing a handmade Oriental or Persian rug! In fact, Colorado State University recommends area rugs instead of wall-to-wall carpeting. This is due to the fact that they can be thoroughly cleaned throughout. Wall-to-wall carpeting can only have a superficial clean as you can never clean all the way through the carpet.

People with asthma or allergies stand to benefit from our rug cleaning process. Particles can become trapped in your rug and release when they are brought up through vacuuming or walking on the rug.

At Ibraheems, we recommend our clients get their handmade Oriental/Persian rugs cleaned about once a year to remove all pollutants. The rugs should be cleaned more frequently in high traffic areas and less frequently in low traffic areas.

We also recommend that our clients use high quality vacuums with HEPA filters regularly on their hand-knotted carpets. Home pollutants and particles that fall on the rug can be easily vacuumed with a high quality vacuum. It is also important to mop hardwood floors frequently to maintain a healthy home environment. .

Please read the following article from CSU on the common pollutants in your home and what you can do to decrease the risks to yourself and your family.

CSU Article

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