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Have you ever seen little things floating around in the air through a ray of sunshine inside your house? Most of those airborne contaminants, such as dust, pollen and particulate matter, end up landing in your carpeting. That’s why Scott Mayer, Vice President of North Coast Carpet Care, Inc., a Diamond Certified company, recommends keeping your carpets clean to improve your indoor air quality.

Your carpeting absorbs airborne contaminants, as well as dust mites, pet hair, skin slough, and plain old dirt from the outside. Mr. Mayer tells me that close to 80% of all the soil in your floor coverings is dry, so frequent vacuuming helps a lot. How often you vacuum depends on the size of your family and whether you have pets. He suggests using doormats, shaking out area rugs and pillows, changing heating and air conditioning filters annually and of course, regularly scheduled professional carpet cleaning.