Professional Cleaning Reduces Allergens

Allergens thrive in your home every month of the year.

Paul McCann, owner of Stanley Steemer, 9958 N. Alpine Road, says they build up in the home year round and the only way to banish them is to have floors, grout and carpets professionally cleaned.

“No matter how good you are at cleaning, there are microscopic particles of dust, pet dander, dead skin cells and pollen that build up in the home,” he says.

Stanley Steemer’s equipment, people and products set his business apart, he says. He can remove about 94 percent of common household allergens from carpet, 96.5 percent from tile and grout and 96 percent from hardwood floors, while leaving behind no residue. This makes life safer for pets and people, he says.

All employees of Stanley Steemer undergo a criminal background check, are drug screened, thoroughly trained and certified, he says. Stanley Steemer has the Asthma and Allergy Friendly certification from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, which was created to scientifically test and identify consumer products that are more suitable for people with asthma and allergies.

Chemicals used by Stanley Steemer meet the criteria for the Environmental Protection Agency’s “safer choice” category, which helps consumers find products that are safer for both human health and the environment.

Professional equipment outperforms home machines by reaching higher temperatures with more pressure and vacuuming ability to get the best results, he says.

Stanley Steemer makes its own equipment and cleaning products in the U.S.

McCann recommends people get all flooring cleaned every spring and winter. Depending on their lifestyles, number of children and pets, some may need to professionally clean more often.

Contrary to what some people think, professional cleaning is not hard on flooring, he says.

“We never get the carpet so wet that it goes through the backing. If you use the right products and technique, cleaning will not cause wear.” ❚