Posted by on Aug 5, 2008 in Blog | 0 comments

The carpet cleaning industry does not debate the medical community’s point about carpet acting as a sink (as Dr. Berry likes to refer to carpet) to hold dust, dirt and pollutants, but it says that the sink-like qualities of carpet help to protect people from getting sick; there is nothing in hardwood floors that can trap the dust and dander the way that carpet can. (See “ The benefits of carpet cleaning”.) Carpet works much the same way as a furnace filter, Braun says, as the particles filter down through the surface of the carpet, and then are no longer inhaled or get into the eyes, You need to empty the sink when it gets filled up too much with dirt, he states, just as you would do with a furnace filter, because you want the car0pet to continue to pick up pollutants and contaminants so that it is not in the air available to be breathed in.