Allergens in Your Carpet

Posted on July 7th, 2017

Did you know that allergies and asthma can be made much worse if you don’t have your carpets cleaned? Some of the most common allergens that trigger asthma are pollen, pet dander, mold, and dust mites. These tiny allergens thrive on surfaces that you have around your home, such as carpets, furniture, and curtains. They also become part of the air you breathe. Asthma and allergies affect an enormous portion of the population, yet many of those sufferers only take medication. Experts say that eliminating allergen build-up in your home is a crucial step in reducing or alleviating symptoms. 

Carpet Cleaning:

Carpet can actually help those with allergies and asthma. It captures more of the micro-particles than wood floors do, but it is extremely important that your carpets get cleaned regularly! Vacuuming multiple times each week can help a lot; however, experts advise people to have their floors professionally cleaned at least twice per year. For those that suffer from allergic conditions, it should be deep cleaned even more often.  A professional carpet cleaning machine is much more effective and much stronger than an average vacuum. It can remove lots more bacteria and allergens. This deep cleaning can also be applied to your upholstery. Furniture holds huge amounts of dust and other particles as well. These need to be cleaned regularly, since professional cleaning can greatly reduce the effects of allergies and asthma.

Other Steps:

There are other steps you can take to help with allergies. Getting special kinds of carpet that is designed to be hypoallergenic or antimicrobial can be very beneficial for allergy sufferers. Washing bedding and curtains can also be helpful. Lastly, have your mattress cleaned! Mattresses gain large amounts of weight over time just from dust mites, which can aggravate allergies and asthma.