For the last few years people have been switching their flooring from carpet to wood floors. There are a variety of reasons for making the change, however, removing carpet out of fear of being unable to keep allergens out of the fibers should not be a part of the list of reasons.

Ineffective cleaning, rather than inherently persistent dirty carpeting, is generally the root cause behind health problems that emerge from carpeted floors. These health issues can include severe allergies caused by mites, fungi and mold, bacteria and larger insects. Because of the stigma that has emerged concerning carpet, some public health and medical authorities are actively advocating a law that would make the installation of carpet in areas of high humidity illegal; this is unnecessary because proper carpet cleaning effectively removes any risks, whether real or just perceived, from carpeted areas. With regular carpet cleaning from ServiceMaster by Rice in your Des Moines area home or business, you can resolve any lingering fears of unsanitary conditions in the carpet that you love.

How Carpet Cleaning Can Help Prevent Mold Growth?

Iowa has the kind of climate that ranges from dry and cold to very hot and humid. Dirty carpets have an especially high risk of developing mold in areas of high humidity because of the ability of mold to rapidly produce spores in the presence of moisture. Even during times of low humidity, moisture from the outdoors is frequently tracked into buildings and homes and can become ground into the fibers of carpet, facilitating the growth of mildew and mold.

A simple and overlooked method of prevention is to have ServiceMaster by Rice professionally clean the carpets in your home or business. Rather than replacing carpet you enjoy, just let us make the flooring you already have spotless and fresh. We use the best professional products to sanitize and thoroughly clean your carpets of mold growth, mildew, pet dander and other allergens, and with our high-powered drying tools we eliminate the possibility of new growth because we remove all moisture from your flooring. If your home needs mold removal from the carpets or other parts of the house, give us a call today!

Dust Mite Infestations are Common – ServiceMaster by Rice Can Mitigate Them

Dust mites are microscopic creatures that can quickly infest a house while going unnoticed by the inhabitants. These unwanted guests flourish in the carpets of homes because they can live off of the flakes of human skin and the climate is generally quite stable. Besides the fact that their very existence in the carpet of your home is enough to make a person cringe, their feces can cause serious allergic reactions in people.

While regular do-it-yourself carpet cleaning maintenance can help keep some allergens at bay, employing the professional services of Des Moines ServiceMaster by Rice will ensure the complete cleanliness of your carpets. You can feel confident that your floor coverings will be entirely sanitized, freed from dirt and dust mites, and dried completely to prevent mold or mildew growth.

Outdoor Pollutants in Your Carpets Can be Eliminated by Professional Carpet Cleaning

Many people believe that vacuuming their carpets is enough to get rid of the pet dander, lead, dirt and dust, particle pollution and mold that can all be brought into the home by clothes or shoes. Airborne toxins can stick to these regular outdoor particles and be released into the air after settling into carpets simply by walking where they rest or by vacuuming over them – they will disperse all around you. The only way to be certain that these pollutants are completely eradicated is to hire a professional carpet cleaning service, like ServiceMaster by Rice, because of the specialty shampoos that are put to use, as well as the high-powered vacuums that can remove deeply embedded particles that regular domestic vacuums just can’t reach.

Keep Your Carpets Beautiful – Hire a Professional Carpet Cleaning Service to Maintain Your Floors

Despite all the worry about the sanitary conditions of a home with carpeting rather than hardwood floors, carpeting is actually easier to maintain and keep clean than the current stigma may lead you to believe. A clean carpet also provides a certain homey, comfortable feel that wood floors can sometimes lack. If you enjoy the carpeting in your house, don’t let the fear of dust mites, mold, pollutants and allergens force you to spend the time and money making the switch to wood or tile flooring. Simply hire the professionals at ServiceMaster by Rice to periodically sanitize and dry your carpets, and enjoy the floor coverings you have.