Do clean carpets help with allergies?
Do you suffer from allergies? If so, keeping your carpets clean may help to alleviate some of your symptoms. Allergens such as dust mites, pet dander, and pollen can cling to carpets,
and vacuuming alone may not be enough to remove them all. Schedule regular deep-cleaning sessions with a professional carpet cleaning service to keep your carpets free of allergens and improve your indoor air quality.
Although vacuuming the carpet may not be enough and isn’t a pleasant chore when you suffer from severe allergies, the carpet has been proven to be one of the healthiest filters for keeping allergens out of your home’s air. Of course, keeping your carpet vacuumed regularly and having the carpet professionally cleaned can support your efforts of creating an allergy-free living environment.
Whether family members living in your home have allergies, asthma, or both, carpet cleaning is essential. Being proactive about the cleanliness of your carpet and maintaining the carpet regularly can ensure a long life for the carpet and a healthier, allergen-free home.
Why Do Carpets Get So Dirty?
No matter how hard you try or how good your carpets look, they are somewhat filthy and without a doubt will contain some bacteria. Knowing where the germs and dirt come from is part of the solution to dirty carpets. Here are some common culprits.
Skin cells – All humans shed over a million skin cells hourly, so for every person living in your home, well you can do the math.
Food bits – If you eat in rooms with carpet, not much needs to be said.
Pet debris – If you have pets, you can guarantee you have dirty carpets. From pet dander and hair to urine and feces, this creates problems for carpets.
Bacteria – Communities of bacteria like salmonella, E. coli, and staphylococcus can grow and live on your carpet. Not a pleasant thought.
Lots of other stuff – Plenty of other gross things can hide in your carpets such as pollen, mold, insect husks and feces, and dirt.
While some of these can be controlled and minimized by your efforts, vacuuming regularly, and having your carpets professionally cleaned every six months will keep your carpets as clean and healthy as possible.
Your Vacuum vs. Professional Carpet Cleaning
How does professional carpet cleaning reduce allergens better than your vacuum? While some regular home vacuum cleaners may be branded to have incredibly powerful suction, they are still unable to reach the important part of the carpet which is the bottom where bacteria like to nest.
Activity on the carpet also creates allergy problems in your home. Walking on it, playing with your kids, and your pets rolling on the carpet, disrupts the bacteria within the fibers bringing them closer to the surface to be introduced into the air, resulting in reduced indoor air quality.
While carpet traps allergens, the last thing you want is for these allergens to remain there or be able to circulate throughout your environment. Professional carpet cleaning helps remove the contaminants out of your carpet, prolongs your carpet’s life, keeps it easier to maintain, and improves the appearance of your carpet and home. Combined with professional air duct cleaning and upholstery cleaning, carpet cleaning makes your home healthier with clean air and fewer allergies for your family.
If you are one of the many people who suffer from allergies, keeping your carpets clean may be one way to help alleviate some of your symptoms. At Blues Carpet Cleaning & Air Ducts, we specialize in cleaning carpets and removing all the dirt, dust, and allergens that can build up over time. We offer a variety of services to fit your needs, so give us a call today to schedule your next professional carpet cleaning.