Picture of allergens that can be removed with professional carpet cleaning.

Carpet Cleaning and Allergies

Allergy relief is one of the biggest benefits of professional carpet cleaning. The American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology says that 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. This means that almost every American has someone in their family that suffers from allergies. Unfortunately, the carpet in your home becomes filled with dust, pollen, and dust mite waste which all trigger allergies. Therefore, if you or someone in your family is one of the 50 million Americans with allergies you should hire professional carpet cleaners at least once per year.

How steam based carpet cleaning removes allergens from carpet

Professional steam cleaning is highly effective at removing allergens from carpet. The carpet cleaner begins by spraying your carpets with a water based cleaning solution designed to help remove debris and allergens from carpet. The solution we use at Discover Carpet Care was specifically designed for carpet cleaning over a period of 50 years and contains no NTA, D-Limonene, Butyl’s or other harmful solvents. Steam will remove a lot of allergens by trapping them in the water and forcing them to the surface. Therefore allowing the allergens to be sucked up by our powerful vacuum. However, applying the cleaning solution improves allergen removal because of the magic of amphiphilic molecules.

What are amphiphilic molecules and why are they important for carpet cleaning?

Amphiphilic molecules are special because they contain both hydrophilic and lipophilic properties. For all of us that aren’t scientists this means that one end of the molecule is attracted to water and that other end is repelled by water. So, when mixed with water the amphiphilic molecules form a bubble around debris such as dirt, dust, pollen, pet dander, and dust mite debris. This unique property of amphiphilic molecules makes them great at trapping the allergens stuck in carpet by separating the allergens from the carpet fibers.

Truck mounted carpet cleaning system

Once the solution has been allowed to settle into the carpet it’s time to use a powerful truck mounted carpet cleaning system. Top of the line truck mounted carpet cleaning systems generate steam at pressures exceeding many hundred PSI. The highly pressurized steam helps to work the solution deep into the carpet’s fibers and  further activates the amphiphilic molecules in the carpet cleaning solution. Directly behind the steam output device is an extremely powerful vacuum that generates suction many times more powerful than an expensive household vacuum. Top of the line truck mounted vacuum systems can move up to 450 cubic feet of air per minute! Only a truck mounted carpet cleaning vacuum ensures maximum removal of the cleaning solution with all the allergens that have been trapped by the amphiphilic molecules.

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