January 22, 2015

So, I know what most people think about having your carpets cleaned in the winter, “It will not dry fast enough.”  Well, let me tell you, that is not the case.  Carpets dry according to the relative humidity in the air.  Relative humidity is connected to the relative temperature. Warm air holds more moisture.  If you have ever been to Florida in July, you know this to be true!  So, conversely cold air holds less moisture.  Therefore, its drier.  The air inside your home just after your carpets get cleaned is wetter than the outside air even if it is 40° outside and raining.  What!?  Yep, the rain is merely falling through the drier outside air it is not a part of it.  I know, it is hard to believe, but I am a scientist… (Well, not really, but it is still true.)

It is also important to remember that the heat is probably on in your home and holding that moisture in the air, inside.  That is a good thing since I instruct my clients to open a window at both ends of the house to aid cross ventilation and the migration of wetter air to dryer air.  Nature seems to like equal distribution of moisture in the air.  It’s a law.  I am not an attorney, but I do play one on TV.

January is when you get to sigh that big sigh of relief.  The relatives are gone from your Holiday festivities.  Well, almost! It appears they may have left a few things behind, namely dirt, crumbs, and just a little chocolate that was hot when it landed on your carpet.  January would be a great month to return peace and harmony to the home, along with clean and FRESH (pun intended) carpets.  You could put it off until March but that just adds stress thinking about the candy under the coffee table, and who knows about the couch in the basement!?

In Cincinnati, we are in the 5th Season, Flu Season.  You may not realize it but your carpet is the largest filter in your home.  Everything that was once airborne eventually settles into the carpet.  Dirt, dust, cooking grease, asphalt, spores, germs, and dust mites (they really are nasty looking creatures).  Like any filter it should receive regular cleaning.  You might just have a healthier in the winter.

The last reason is:  You can pick your schedule.  The sixth season, SLOW Season, often runs with the fifth season.  You can keep a hard working, honest, and somewhat adorable carpet cleaner out of the soup line.  You can take YOUR stand against unemployment.  Give us a call to schedule your appointment to make your home a healthier place to be!!!

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