DUBLIN, Ohio, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanley Steemer® has announced it is the first carpet cleaning service to meet the standards adopted by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to earn the asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Standard for Professional Carpet Cleaning. Stanley Steemer Spot Remover™ also earned AAFA's asthma & allergy friendly™ certification in the Cleaning Products category. These certifications bring welcome relief to the more than 40 million Americans who suffer from allergy problems and the 25 million who have asthma.
"We worked tirelessly with the standards and testing of the asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Program to prove that our service and product helps reduce allergy and asthma triggers," said Justin Bates, president of Stanley Steemer. "We now have the scientific research and AAFA certification to show Stanley Steemer is setting the standard in establishing the foundation for a clean and healthy home. We're excited to be the first in our industry to accomplish this."
The Certification Program independently tests consumer products and services against standards set forth by AAFA's partner in the program, Allergy Standards Limited, a physician led global certification company. To achieve the asthma & allergy friendly™ certification, Stanley Steemer's Professional Cleaning process underwent a rigorous course of testing to evaluate the levels of air and surface allergens before and after the carpet cleaning process as well as the content of their cleaning chemicals.
Test results showed Stanley Steemer's Certified Professional Cleaning process removes an average of 94 percent of common household allergens, including: 92.8 percent of cat dander, 97.8 percent of dog dander and 91.4 percent of dust mite allergens. The process reduces exposure to bacteria and mold by 90 percent within 24 hours of cleaning.
"We are thrilled that Stanley Steemer has undergone the extensive testing to prove the effectiveness of their carpet cleaning process for reducing common household allergens and improving indoor air quality," said AAFA spokesperson Brian Oliver. "The asthma and allergy friendly certification mark now on the iconic Stanley Steemer van shows the company's commitment to offer a best in class service and healthier homes for their customers."
AAFA recommends a certified professional cleaning every three to four months, along with vacuuming two to three times a week with a certified vacuum cleaner. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about the asthma & allergy friendly™ certification, visit StanleySteemer.com or call 1-800-STEEMER.
About Stanley Steemer®
For more than 60 years, Stanley Steemer has been providing floor cleaning to residential and commercial customers. Their multiple cleaning services include carpet, tile and grout, upholstery, hardwood and air duct cleaning as well as 24-hour emergency water services. Stanley Steemer is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio and operates through a network of more than 300 company-owned and franchised locations throughout the United States. For more information, visit StanleySteemer.com or call 1-800-STEEMER®.
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