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Keep Yourself And Your Carpet Healthy This Winter

Posted on October 10, 2015

PHJ Services are here for you during the winter season, so rug up and read through some of the helpful facts below.

Studies show that the months between May and August are the most common times for germs to spread throughout the air and within our homes It has also been found through study, that the vacuum cleaner is one of the five places in the home that has the highest number of germs.

Did you know that a person sheds around about 1.5 million skin flakes an hour, which most of the time becomes embedded in our carpets! Properly cleaned and maintained carpets may prevent the risk of germs remaining in the carpet.

Another common virus is gastroenteritis which causes vomiting & diarrhea. Aside from washing hands, cleaning carpets will also assist in limited the spread of this virus. Our Hot Water Extraction method is used in our Gold Coast Schools, Surgeries and Hospitals for this very reason.

It has been proven that hot water extraction can reduce the risk of germs lurking in carpets and reduce the spread of viruses, such as the influenza, from spreading and taking over our immune system. Hot water extraction uses high water temperatures and combined with other special techniques, which our fully trained carpet cleaning technicians is fully aware, not only improve the appearance of your carpet but also make it more hygienic.

All carpet should be professionally cleaned a minimum of every 12 to 18 months. If your home is left closed up for long periods of time, carpet can become heavily infested with mites. Regular carpet maintenance can prevent bugs and mites from causing those annoying allergies and leaves your home dust free and germ free.

What is an allergy?

An allergy is defined as a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. An allergic reaction occurs when a person’s immune system reacts to a substance in the environment that is normally harmless.

As previously mentioned, frequent vacuuming with high-performing, HEPA-filtered vacuum cleaners is crucial to keeping carpet clean and healthy.
At PHJ we don’t cut corners, we clean them! For those hard to reach, small or tight fit areas our staff carry with them specialized cleaning hand tools and step tools so every inch is cleaned.

Just this month alone we have received numerous enquires about hygiene problems. One involved the spread of a virus within one of the local Schools. The State Health Department requested PHJ Services apply a full hot water extraction method of cleaning to the carpeted areas of the school property to prevent the contagious virus spreading any further.

PHJ Services are the professional Carpet Cleaners on the Gold Coast servicing local Businesses, Schools and Homes since 1975. Give PHJ a call for the best clean your carpets will get all year round!

Be warm and healthy this winter and have PHJ come your way.