Your carpet acts as a large air filter, collecting soil, pet dander, dust mites, and other allergens. For asthma and allergy sufferers, having clean carpet is essential for improving indoor air quality. There’s a big misconception that people who have allergies or asthma should avoid carpeting in their homes. However, studies have actually shown that carpeting is the best choice due to the fibers trapping and holding air contaminants, keeping them from circulating through the air we breath. Eventually these trapped contaminants need to be removed. Regular vacuuming is important but is not enough to remove the deeply embedded soil that gets attached to the fibers. This trapped dirt is actually abrasive, scratching and damaging the fibers eventually causing premature wear. The only way to remove this soil is to hire a professional carpet cleaning company that uses the proper cleaning methods.