Chem-Dry Allergen Study

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The effects from allergies can significantly have an impact on the quality of our lives.  Sneezing, nasal congestion, and itchy eyes can all be an inconvenience while carrying out our day-to-day tasks.  Considering that most people spend an average of 90% of their time indoors, indoor air quality can serve and an important factor in the overall health of our homes and families.

Those with severe allergies and disorders such as asthma are greatly impacted by indoor air quality and the amount of allergens and bacteria trapped in our homes and work environments.

Allergens that are typically known to cause allergy attacks include dust mites, pet RGB_GreenHomeSealdander, and pollen.  Carpets, upholstery, and area rugs act as giant filters that pull these allergens out of the air and trap them within their fibers.  While these items help to pull allergens out of the air, like any filter, they must be properly cleaned in order to continue trapping particles as they settle from the air.

To ensure healthier indoor air quality, you should maintain regular vacuuming and professional carpet and upholstery cleaning every 3-4 months.

Our Study

However, not all cleaning services are alike.  We wanted to find out how much of an impact Chem-Dry’s cleaning solutions can have on indoor air quality.  We thought it would be helpful to measure the effectiveness of our cleaning process when it comes to removing unhealthy and unwanted particles from inside spaces.
To do this, we commissioned a leading independent air quality laboratory to conduct a study using our Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process in several homes.  The results of the study found that Chem-Dry’s HCE process removes, on average, 98.1% of common allergens from the carpets and upholstery that we clean.  The common allergens that were tested include cat and dog dander and dust mite allergen.

We also tested our cleaning process in the work place.  Office buildings are often a source of health issues for many workers.  On average, one square inch of carpet can harbor 200,000 bacteria.  As bacteria builds up in the workplace, it begins to circulate in the air that employees and customers breathe.

Chem-Dry’s cleaning process has also proven effective at removing the bacteria from the carpets and upholstery that we clean.  The same leading independent air quality laboratory found that, when adding sanitizer to our HCE carpet cleaning process, we removed an average of 89% of bacteria in the air and 82.3% of the bacteria from carpets.

Dr. Chem-Dry believes that everyone deserves to breathe clean, healthy air.  Our cleaning processes are proven to remove harmful bacteria and allergens from your home or workplace, improving the overall air quality.  Give us a call today to learn more about how Chem-Dry can make your home or workplace happier and healthier.