We all know that it’s important to vacuum carpet at least once per week – especially here in Panama City, where sand gets EVERYWHERE. However, did you know that when it comes to carpet, one simple change can drastically improve your cleaning – and your home’s air quality! That change: using a vacuum with a HEPA filter.
HEPA filters remove particles far too small for the human eye to see – or for traditional filters to remove effectively. Of course, your vacuum’s suction power also matters, so it’s still important to choose a quality vacuum to remove those fine sand grains. You’ll also want to help maintain its suction power by cleaning out the HEPA filter every month or two. Don’t worry it’s easy: typically, you can simply remove the filter just like any other, rinse it off with water and let it dry before reinstalling (check instructions for any specific details).
Improved Air Quality
How does this also help improve your indoor air quality? The answer is two-fold: first, vacuuming once per week removes particles that have become embedded under the carpet’s fiber. Of course, when dirt and dander become trapped under these fibers, they cannot be kicked back into the air so easily. Then, the HEPA filter does a superior job of preventing particles from reentering the air while vacuuming. Traditional vacuum filters are actually known to release ultra fine particles back into the air.
A Few Extra HEPA Benefits
Here are a few additional benefits of HEPA filters:
- Since they are easily rinsed in the sink, HEPA filters last longer (2-3 years on average)
- HEPA vacuums are often lighter
- They are often available in the same price range as their traditional counterparts
- For best results, use a sealed HEPA vacuum
Please note: even if you use a HEPA vacuum, it’s still important to have your floors professionally cleaned every 18 months.
Stop by our Classic Carpet in Panama City today to learn more about proper floor care and to browse the many options of flooring available.