Tips & How To's10 Drop Dead Gorgeous Renovations

There are numerous reasons to get rid of your carpet.  Most of which relate to the health of you and your family.  Here are five reasons why…

1.  Hidden Mold & Fungus

In many homes, carpet can be found near entries, in bathrooms, or even in laundry areas.  If any moisture builds up then mold can grow. Even steam cleaning isn’t going to save you from it.  You will most likely need an expert to come in and clean it.  To prevent it in the first place…use a solution of vinegar, alcohol, water, and carpet cleaning solution frequently

2.  Bacteria & Dust Particles

If you have carpet, you have a vacuum cleaner, and according to studies all vacuum cleaners (even the most expensive ones with HEPA filters) release some bacteria and dust particles.  Knowing that bacteria can stay viable for up to 2 months in a vacuum cleaner is pretty gross.  So you could be showering your entire house with bacteria and dust every time you vacuum.  Yummy!

3.  Carcinogens
Most carpet is made with carcinogens and volatile organic compounds.  So by placing them in your home you are increasing your risk of experiencing cancer, irritated skin, headaches, respiratory problems, coughs, fatigue, irritated eyes, irritated nose and throat.

4.  Skin Cells
 A carpet can hold up to 8 times it’s weight in dust and other skin particles.  So the dog, the cat, the dirty shoes, the dirty kids, the food spills, the general dead skin and dust, dust mites, cleaning solutions, are all sitting in your carpet potentially making you sick.   This was a factor for many of our clients.  Once the carpet was removed, their families could breathe so much easier.

5.  Replacement Costs

Carpet doesn’t last as long as hard surface flooring such as cork, bamboo, tile, or hardwood.  So you need to replace it more frequently, add to our enormous pile of garbage from generations of wastefulness, and continue the cycle as it gets stained and worn.  Not a great cycle.  So if you do replace it, try to find a location to recycle it.

We know it’s not too profound but if your family has any member already struggling with health issues this is really something you should consider.  We know it made a dramatic difference for our clients, especially at night when they are sleeping in the formerly carpet filled room.  Suddenly, they were breathing better and not waking up as stuffy nosed!

Do you still have carpet in your home?  We can help!
Get in touch today and book a complimentary appointment online with Hardwood Your Home‘s Mobile Showroom!

It’s important to partner with a flooring company that offers flexible payment options.  Whether you plan to pay by traditional methods including cash, cheque or credit card – or whether you’d prefer $0 down or no payments for three months, Hardwood Your Home offers payment plans to suit any budget.  Learn more today.

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