Fun facts (Did you know)

 

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• Scientists  believe that more than 43 million tons of dust falls over the U.S. every year. Indoor air usually contains about twice as much dust as the air outside. 


•Bed bugs can live in carpet fibers and wooden floorboards. For their size, they are extremely fast and can crawl more than 100 feet to obtain a blood meal, usually at night from people who are sleeping. 

 

•Early Hoover Vacuum cleaners were very difficult for a salesman to sell for household use. Most people were offended at the fact that their home could have that much dirt or dust to need the use of a vacuum.


•Your Carpets may be the biggest filter in your home (holding as much is 4x  its weight in soil) collecting  dirt, dust mites, pet hair, pet urine, dead skin cells, dust, insect feces, bacteria, mold, volatile organic compounds, and many other types of soils and allergens.Routine vacuuming and TopSteam ‘s professional deep cleaning services will provide the maintenance needed to remove your unwanted soils.




•The five-second rule is a myth: 90% of people admit to spilling food on the carpet and eating it. The really bad part about that is that bacteria, germs, and viruses CAN be immediately transferred to dropped foods. Bacteria can live longer than four weeks while some viruses can survive on uncleaned carpet for over a month. 


•US is home to approximately 68 million dog owners and 73 million cat owners, which equals thousands of tiny “accidents” on carpets that require cleanup to remove bacteria and odor.


•Survey commissioned by the IICRC indicates that 81 percent of U.S. homeowners agree that the health of their family is directly related to the cleanliness of floors in the home

  

•Steam cleaning or Hot water extraction (HWE) is the only true deep cleaning method recommended by manufacturers

and industry institutions. The IICRC recommends Professional (HWE) cleaning of all indoor carpets every 3 to 24 mounts depending on the indoor environment and occupants.




•The National academies of science (NAS) links common indoor substances to the development of asthma and allergy symptoms. Furthermore recommending routine indoor cleaning of especially carpets and upholstery items to Improve indoor air quality and provide a healthier Home.


•70% of people admit to moving furniture around to cover stains in their carpets.  For best results, allow TopSteam to thoroughly remove a spot while it is still damp  before  possibly drying into a stain. Spots can normally be cleaned out while stains can often cause permanent discoloration





•Oriental carpets were considered prized artifacts in Europe in the Middle Ages. The crusaders would return home with them followed by stories of travel and adventure.

* Oriental carpets are usually rich with 

symbolism. For example, large Persian carpets often present a small-scale plan of a part of the universe: Heaven above, with Earth below. Other symbols include a sky door leading to Heaven and combs, which served as a reminder that Heaven is a place of high standards of cleanliness. The borders of some oriental carpets were seen to protect those sitting within its magic confines.