If you’re an Ashburn, VA resident, chances are pretty good you’ve heard about the benefits of carpet cleaning from Loudoun Valley Floors.

After all, it’s one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make for your home, and most of us know that regular, professional maintenance will keep your carpet looking and performing at its best for years to come.

What about your health? According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, 75.9 million Americans suffer from allergies or asthma, or both. Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness, and the cost of allergy treatment alone exceeds $18 billion.

So that tiny creature living in your home, the dust mite, can cause big problems. In fact, it could be the most common trigger of allergies and asthma, and every home has them. They leave debris, such as body fragments, and although you can’t see them, you’ll breathe them in for sure, and that will set off your allergies and asthma.

Other allergy and asthma triggers include pet dander, cockroach debris, dirt, smoke, toxic airborne gas and more, all of which can get trapped into the fibers.

Professional carpet cleaners can get rid of it, but you can’t. They use big, powerful machinery that do-it-yourself rentals to which can’t even come close. These machines scrub deep into the fibers to remove the problems.

The biggest rookie carpet cleaning mistake is to use too much water and not dry the carpet fast enough. If you’re an allergy sufferer, you probably have already been advised to keep your home’s humidity level to under 50 percent. Anything higher can result in mold, and mold also precipitates allergies and asthma. We can get pretty humid here; in fact, the average for the year is over 60%, so carpet cleaning in Ashburn is important.

Anytime there’s humidity or moisture, i.e. a leak or puddles, mold will grow. Sometimes all it takes is dragging some moist soil in on your shoes. Experts have high-powered drying machines that will eliminate the need for lengthy air drying. Mold spores can start growing in as little as 12 hours, so it’s important that carpets dry fast. The pros also know exactly how much water and soap to use, and using too much is another mistake many make.

You can also find out about carpet cleaning in our Purcellville, VA showroom too.