The nights are getting longer, and the calendar is marching inexorably toward wintertime. For many Australians this will signify something of a hibernation mentality as they transition from the great outdoors to the comfort of their homes. If you adopt this type of mindset, you may not be focused on cleaning at all. You may believe that it's better to wait until the Spring to clean your carpet. However, there are reasons why you should act now.
Getting Rid of Summer Pollutants
In the summertime you may tend to open up your home to enjoy the great daytime weather and those balmy nights. Yet when you do this it's amazing just how many pollen and mould spores float in and eventually become trapped in the carpet. Any number of outdoor airborne pollutants can find a new home and the worst thing is you are just about to close everything up for the winter. You are highly likely to suffer even more from allergies when all those pollutants are trapped in a controlled environment.
Don't Make Cold Season Worse
Winter tends to be cold and flu season, as well. If your indoor environment is a virtual minefield of pollutants that can cause allergies and asthma flareups, you're asking for trouble.
Let the Low Humidity Be Your Friend
During winter, humidity is generally much lower than it is at other times of year. Consequently, it's a great time to clean your carpets as they will typically dry faster. Also, many people will be using furnaces to heat their home, and this produces an environment of warm, dry air which will help your carpets to dry quickly.
Fight the Winter Blues
If you're looking for another good reason to clean your carpets, what about giving your home a healthy and fresh feel? It's amazing how this can contribute to a more upbeat and vibrant environment. With those long nights and short days ahead, this approach can really help you to fight off any winter doldrums that may be likely to affect your family.
Once a Year Is Not Enough
Quite apart from these excellent reasons, it's not really a good idea to wait until your next spring cleaning project to clean your carpets. If you wait up to 12 months between carpet cleaning jobs, it is likely that soil and debris will have already caused damage. This will reduce the usable life of the carpet and will only end up costing you more in the long run.
For more information, contact a business such as Protector Pest Control.