With all the extreme weather we have been having in St. Louis this winter, spring cleaning will be more important than a usual year. One reason why it is more important to get your carpets cleaned this spring is the salt that was most likely brought in due to all the snow we received in St. Louis. Another is due to the very low temperatures we experienced, when it is extremely cold in St. Louis our furnaces run much more then when it is slightly cold out.
When your furnace runs most of the winter the indoor humidity is much lower than normal. I noticed much lower humidity in my home and office than I have ever seen. Humidity is the amount of moisture in the air and the lower the humidity the more dry our skin is. Most of the dust in our homes comes from body dander and the more dry the air is the more dust we will accumulate. The static electricity you most likely have experienced this winter is due to the extremely dry air. These two reasons alone make spring carpet cleaning a must this year. The salt will damage your carpet since it is very coarse and hard to remove with a normal vacuuming. Not to mention all the other chemicals being used on the streets to keep them clear all winter. [Read more…]