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Seattle has two very interesting numbers associated with it: 7th and 13th. Seattle is, believe it or not, the 7th most humid city in the US. Yes, it's hard to believe, but that is because Seattle's humidity is not like it is in Miami or in the East Coast, it's a different humidity, a less miserable one. Here's another interesting fact that you might also be tempted to reject. Seattle is ranked 13th in US cities with bed bug infestations. If you don't believe us, read it for yourself.
The effects of high humidity on carpet are part aesthetic and part health. Under humid environments carpets have been known to buckle and ripple. Not only is this frustrating to look at it is also problematic for renters and people looking to sell their homes. Health wise, moisture attracts germs, like fungi and mold. Think about your bathroom for a second. We all love writing notes on a steamed up mirror but we at USA Clean Master also know the insane amount of humidity a bathroom must have in order to create the conditions for such a fun pastime. A steamy bathroom in the middle of Seattle with carpeting is the perfect breeding ground for all kinds of gross bacteria that is not only smelly but is also dangerous for your respiratory system. After a week of non stop rain believe us when we say your living room carpet shares your bathroom carpet's condition. You may be curious why you can't just vacuum or clean your carpets yourself. Well, you can. In fact we encourage it, it makes our job easier. However, steam cleaning is not a replacement for vacuuming, it is a supplement. It is designed to give those deep down the fibers a scrub in order to loosen up all that grime and bacteria so it can be sucked out by our industrial strength machines. The more you vacuum, the less top layer soil we have to bypass in order to get to the real root of your carpet where allergy inducing bacteria live and breed.
Why should Seattle be so high in the ranking of cities with the most bed bugs? Seattle is a port city with a large number of tourists. Since tourists stay in hotels, and hotels are notorious for bed bugs, it is easy to see how your Aunt Peggy might have inadvertently transported bed bugs to your home via her luggage, clothes, purse, etc. Bed bugs are not dangerous, per se, but they do bite and some people suffer violet reactions. If you have all the symptoms of bed bugs but cannot figure out how they have evaded you this long, it's likely because they are largely nocturnal creatures who feed off warm blood in the middle of the night. If you suspect you've been invaded, try checking your box springs, bed frames, baseboards, and mattress in the middle of the night. They are visible and gather in crowds which, consequently, makes their disposal that much more difficult.
USA Clean Master recommends steam cleaning twice yearly for mattresses irregardless of bed bugs. We believe that it is standard hygienic policy. Carpets follow suit as well, especially as they are exposed to more outdoor elements than your mattress is. Maintaining a regular vacuuming schedule mixed with a biyearly steam cleaning should prevent your carpet from succumbing to bacterial corruption as well as prolong your carpet's longevity.