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Wednesday, November 25, 2015


I am trying to collate information on the affect of poor maintenance to carpet. While there is an abundance of literature and information as to the benefits of good maintenance, I can find very little on the cost, health and other results of poor carpet care. Can you help?


Poor carpet maintenance has been documented to produce many negative outcomes including carpet wear leading to premature replacement, increased load of embedded dust, allergens and microbial contaminants, and greater volume of airborne particles.

Allen Rathey

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