Cleaner carpets may affect your health positively
“Respiratory illnesses are a significant problem for skilled nursing facility residents. Their causes may be under foot.
According to a report by the Office of the Inspector General, more than 12% of nursing home hospitalizations result from lower respiratory issues such as pneumonia and COPD-related problems. These emergencies may be triggered by allergens and irritants within the facility. A common source is carpeted floors and fabrics.
Keeping carpets clean and free of allergens and irritants requires a sustained maintenance program. Cleaning professionals suggest a three-tiered process for carpets. When done properly, such a cleaning regimen will not only greatly reduce the presence of particulates in the carpet but also help it look much better and last longer.”
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For businesses and offices, it’s recommended that vacuuming be done at least daily. With so much foot traffic, particles and debris can start to accumulate which may help to cause some illnesses. In the case of nursing homes, this might prove to be especially true since the elderly are more susceptible to becoming sick.
At Bauer Restoration, our technicians have over 30 years of combined experience professionally cleaning carpets. We follow the recommended procedures of the IICRC to ensure optimal cleaning. Contact us at 507-333-9838 or visit our carpet cleaning page for more information.