There are some rooms of a home that just seem to hold more of a static charge than others. You are always finding yourself with hair that stands on end because of static. You zap yourself or those around you constantly. Many assume that this is something they will just have to deal with. However that is not the case. There are a number of reasons why some rooms have a static charge, and most often, your carpets are to blame. But rest assured there are methods and ways you can reduce and even stop the zapping. Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning will share why this phenomenon occurs and what you can do to stop it from happening.
Why is My Carpet Generating So Much Static Electricity
Keep in mind that when you drag your feet in a room with known static issues you will find yourself zapped more often than not. Try not to drag your feet so much and make your momma proud. However, one of the biggest reasons why static develops more in some rooms than others is due to the lack of humidity or moisture within the room itself. The floor naturally creates electrical currents when the carpet is dry because it holds more of the electricity. The moisture on top of the carpets acts as a barrier that protects you from the electricity. Another problem could be the type of carpet. Research has found that nylon carpets hold more electricity than polyester or wool carpet. Poor padding under the carpet can also be to blame. Some give off more static to transfer to the carpet.
Anti-Static Carpet Treatments; How to Get Rid of Static Shock!
Now what can be done to reduce the amount of annoying zapping? One of the simplest ways is to open the window. Air circulation will promote the humidity level, which in turn will provide that natural protective barrier. Of course that doesn’t always work when it’s freezing cold outside or if it’s super hot. On days such as those, your next best bet is to place a humidifier in the room. This will give it more moisture, again creating that natural barrier. Another alternative is to buy a commercial grade anti-static spray. There are a handful of these anti-static sprays in many stores and markets. However there are a few drawbacks. For one, the anti-static spray doesn’t last very long, meaning you will need to apply the spray often. Another major drawback is that as you use it, it will leave somewhat of a sticky layer on your carpet. This will lead to frequent carpet cleaning in order to help keep the carpet clean and free of the dirt. Don’t fret; there is a cheap and easy alterative to the spray. You can make your own anti-static spray that will leave out the sticky part. Start by making your own anti-static spray with 8oz. of water in a spray bottle. Then add one tablespoon of rubbing alcohol and one tablespoon of fabric softener. You will find this home made mixture will reduce the static on your carpet and also help make your room smell fresh. A win – win in my\\our book.
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Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning hopes we were able to help you with your zapping problem. For any future carpet cleaning needs, along with so much more, call us today and we will provide a great service to you.