Carpet plays in important and healthful role in filtering the air indoors. It traps and holds soil, dust and allergens. The vertical pile of carpet traps and holds many times its weight in small particles, including dust and allergens that enter the indoor environment and descend onto it from above. Substantial research suggests that carpet does not release these elements back into the air. However, just as it is important to clean or replace a furnace or HVAC filter, it’s important to routinely clean carpets.
The HOST System of applying SPONGES® to the carpet, brushing them through the carpet and then vacuuming up the SPONGES® removes dirt and reduces allergens. Research studies have shown that one cleaning with the HOST System using the HOST Machine reduces dust mites by 78%, dust mite allergens by 75%, cat allergens by 85% and mold spores by 85%.
EPA Establishment Number: 074202-WI-001.