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Five Common Carpet Myths Debunked

We’ve all heard it.  Carpets are hard to maintain. Doctors recommend not having them in your house.  We did some research and spoke to some of the top professionals in the carpet industry to get the scoop.

There is a reason why carpeting has been the most popular floor covering in America for decades – carpets feel soft, reduce noise and insulate rooms. But with popularity, there always comes some common misconceptions that deter people from buying carpets.  Before purchasing carpeting, consider the following information from direct Shaw Industries:

MYTH 1 Asthma and allergy sufferers should not have carpet in the home.

FACT: EPA Multiple scientific studies have concluded that carpet fibers, in trapping and immobilizing potential allergy-causing particulates, can actually help people with allergies. If allergens are in the carpet, they’re not circulating in the indoor air stream. Shaw recommends using a HEPA-filter vacuum to fully remove such particles from the indoor environment.

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MYTH 2 Carpet is hard to maintain – it stains and wears out very easily.

FACT: Simple steps can extend the life of your carpet and keep it looking new. Frequent vacuuming removes soil particles before they get below the surface of the pile, where they are far more difficult to remove. Carpet in a typical household should be thoroughly cleaned every 12 to 18 months. Hot water extraction systems provide the most effective cleaning. Professional carpet cleaners generally get the best results. .

MYTH 3 Carpet is outdated and boring.

FACT: Carpets come in patterns ranging from traditional hounds tooth to exotic zebra, and in stylish colors like chocolate or mint green. Many consumers use a mix of carpet, hardwood and tile in their homes.

MYTH 4 Carpet emits harmful chemicals that cause health problems.

FACT: Carpet is one of the lowest emitters of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) among househld furnishings and building materials. Shaw carpets meet the industry’s highest VOC standard, the Carpet & Rug Institute’s Green Label Plus program.

MYTH 5 Carpet is bad for the environment

FACT: Floor manufacturers now provide many eco-friendly options for environmentally-conscious consumers. Shaw carpets made of Anso or EverTouch nylon can be recycled at Shaw’s Evergreen Nylon Recycling Facility, where they are broken down and remade into new carpet fiber. The process helps turn carpet into a renewable product and keeps carpet waste out of landfills. Shaw’s ClearTouch carpets contain recycled content made from plastic bottles.

For more information, check-out Shaw Industries. http://shawfloors.com/tips-trends/carpet-myths

Also check out what the Carpet and Rug Institute had to say. http://www.carpet-rug.org/news-room/press-releases/010830_myths.cfm

Guardian Carpet Cleaning can help you with your home cleaning and help with getting some allergy relief. We hope you found these tips helpful.  Give us a call and schedule an appointment today.

Guardian Carpet Cleaning
83 Pine Grove Rd
Locust Grove, GA 30248
www.GuardianCarpetCleaning.com

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