Phoenix Dust Storm – Do You Need to Clean Your Carpets?

Categories: Residential Carpet Cleaning

On July 5th, 2011, those of us here at Oxi Fresh of Phoenix Carpet Cleaning, (as well as everyone else in the Valley of the Sun) experienced a dust cloud of biblical proportions – or at least something you might have seen in a Hollywood movie such as The Mummy Returns.  This giant, rolling, dust cloud is called a Haboob in Arabic, and it typically happens in Arizona when a southwestern thunderstorm causes a rush of air coming down ahead of the thunderstorm itself, causing topsoil to be disrupted, and then blown out across the landscape.  Our experience at Oxi Fresh is that these are rather common, probably at least once a season, but in terms of scale, this is one of the biggest us carpet cleaners in Phoenix have ever witnessed!

Southwest Monsoon Season Science

It’s rather interesting science if you like such things, but if you’re not so much into the science of why giant dust clouds form and roll right into our Phoenix metro before a Phoenix monsoon season thunderstorm, you may be just a little more interested in the after-effects of this giant 2011 dust storm. Perhaps more importantly, you want to know how to clean up, starting with that call to Oxi Fresh!

Dust.  It’s Everywhere!

So if you’ve looked around, your cars are covered in dust, your fruit trees are covered in a light dusting of sand and dust.  But the effects of that sandstorm weren’t just limited to the outdoors.  How many of us can say our houses and offices are completely sealed-off from the outdoors?

Homes, Offices, even Oxi Fresh Phoenix HQ Aren’t Dustproof!

Most homes and offices have small openings here and there; vents, doorways, window sills, intakes, and dozens of nooks and crannies that can let in dust.  There’s dust everywhere, and there are many contaminants in that dust, including mold spores, bacteria, viruses, plant matter, rail dust, and industrial chemicals and pollutants.  And now it’s covering everything!

Do I Need To Get My Carpets Cleaned After The Dust Storm?

Here’s a great way to test if you’ve got a post dust storm carpet dust problem from your friendly neighborhood Phoenix carpet cleaning company.  Splash some water on your hand, then run your hand through your carpet and feel and see what the effects are.  If you’ve got a slightly dusty, sticky feeling left in your palm; that means it’s time to call your local experts at Oxi Fresh Phoenix carpet cleaners!

Contact Oxi Fresh Phoenix Carpet Cleaners!

Call 1.877.OXIFRESH today!  We’ve got extra help and we’re working extra hours to help everyone in the Phoenix area to recover from the unhealthy and unsightly effects of this recent dust storm.