Biggest filter in your home is your carpet and rugs!

Most people are very concerned about better health. We try to buy healthy foods, we take supplements and vitamins. We do our best to visit our doctor regularly. We drink filtered water. What we might not be grateful for is the value of filtered air in our homes or business.

What is the best way of filtering the air in your home? You are right… replacing the filters in your furnace or HVAC system on a regular, scheduled basis. If you wait for way too long, you realize it when you pull out the filter, because it is very dirty. It could make a mess when you change it. So you promise to change it more frequently, and perhaps you even add it to your calendar so you don’t forget. You might even purchase a higher quality filter, like the one that uses HEPA standards.

Carpet in a commercial property, on the left showing before and the right after the very low moisture cleaning.

But what is the biggest filter in your home? Do you wonder what it could be? Just look down… if you have carpet, that’s the filter and it often gets neglected. If you don’t have much carpet, it’s likely that you have a few area rugs covering your hardwood or tile floors. Of course, those area rugs are considered to be filters as well.

Don’t forget to clean that big filter!

Having a carpet in a home is certainly beneficial for you, because it traps all kinds of allergens that can be the nuisance to people suffering from asthma. Since carpet is a filter and, like all filters, has to be either replaced or cleaned. It’s not reasonable to change your carpet every 6 to 12 months or so, but you can, and should have it cleaned. Regular vacuuming with a high quality vacuum can help keep this filter clean.

In general, allergens are respiratory concerns , because they are very light and float in the air, especially for allergy and asthma sufferers. Carpet fiber helps to keep those impurities to a minimum.

Studies have been done about how households and facilities, such as schools, are healthier because of carpet and regular cleaning schedules.

So be pleased that you have a carpet… and have it cleaned by Tidy Guy!