6 Allergies You Can Avoid by Cleaning Your Carpet

6 Allergies You Can Avoid by Cleaning Your Carpet

If you’re at home and continuously bombarded by the need to sneeze or an itch, then you might need to question what else your big beautiful carpet is doing other than cozying and pretty-fying up your home…

We are definitely not saying that we doubt your carpet cleaning superpowers. But you need to understand that rolling out your vacuum cleaner weekly or even daily doesn’t do enough. For thorough cleaning, you need to get some professional help.

The fibers of your carpet are being colonized by billions of microscopic organisms and irritants that are the main cause of your uneasiness and they won’t go away just with simple vacuuming.

These microorganisms and irritants generally come from inside or outside the house as they are part of our environment and eventually settle in your carpet all comfortable, and end up making you and your family allergic.

It is recommended by various health organizations, that you should clean your beautiful, luxurious carpets thoroughly at least twice a year, but for most of us, it’s not possible to clean them even once a year.

That’s why we need professional help to keep our carpet squeaky clean and free of all the unwanted dirt and microorganisms.

Not sure if you are having allergic reactions to your carpet, or that you even need your carpet cleaned? Here are the signs that suggest that you are in trouble. Suffering from the consequences of the colony in the filthy carpets.

Symptoms of these allergies:-

  • Non Stop sneezing.
  • Watery and itchy eyes.
  • Itchy red skin.
  • Itchy and running nose.
  • Scratchy and irritated throat.
  • Hives.
  • Coughing.
  • Weezing.
  • Feeling the pressure in the chest area.
  • Shortness Breath and trouble breathing.

Based on the thickness and height of fiber (pile) carpets are classified into two categories. Whether you have a low pile carpet like Berber and Saxony or a high pile carpet like frieze and shag each and all the types are subject to the settling of allergens and require more care than you ever realized or had the time to provide.

Poor carpets!

Carpets like Berber and Saxony have big lush fibers and hence have more space to allergens and dust particles to hide and grow.

Carpets like frieze and shag are denser and give less space to allergens to grow, but once they get past through those small fibers it’s impossible for normal vacuum machines and other cleaning tools to pull them out.

Allergens:-

The common allergens that reside in carpets and could be the cause of your allergies are:-

  • Pet Danders
  • Pollens
  • Microscopic Insect Parts
  • Dust Particles
  • Dust Mites
  • Mold

These allergens may not sound so dangerous but according to Allergy associations, such as the American Lung Association,  Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America (AAFA), and HealthLine if you stay in contact with such allergens for a considerable amount of time you are very likely to develop long-term inflammatory diseases like asthma, etc.

You should also be aware of how these common allergens could be breeding in your carpet and creating serious health issues for you.

Pet Danders

Pet Dander Allergy from CarpetsPet Danders are proteins in skin flakes, urine, feces, saliva, and hair shed by your pets. They easily get to your carpets where they form various bacterial colonies between carpet fibers and can be the cause of various other diseases. These bacteria cannot be stopped from spreading just by simple vacuuming.

Scary!!

Right?

Before these bacteria to do any serious damage, let us help you with our foam dry cleaning technique which flushes out even a tiny bit of microbial from the carpet fibers.

Pollens

Pollen Allergy from CarpetsPollens or Pollen comprises tiny pollen grains which are is male seeds of seed plants. It is a fine, coarse, powdery substance and it can cause serious harm, especially when you are allergic to it. It also triggers seasonal allergic rhinitis (cold/flue). In the US many people are suffering from pollen allergy a.k.a hay fever. Pollen grain can easily be dispersed through windy air and enter your house through windows, etc. and end up settling in your carpet leaving green stains.

Pollen stains are not easy to clean, they need to be treated with bleach which in turn shortens your carpet’s life. Ideally taking professional help is more suitable for such situations.

Microscopic insect parts

So you killed the little nasties. Victory to you! Or not. Dead or not, insects are a major source of pain and annoyance, especially for those who suffer from allergies. Really, what is left behind of these insects is just as much, if not more harmful. Their body parts or bodily fluids (nasty, I know) are major allergens.

Our professional carpet cleaning methods will result in real victory i.e. complete freedom from the bug parts.

Dust

Dust Allergy from CarpetsStuffed, or runny nose, itchy red eyes, non-stop sneezing. Sound familiar? You might be suffering from dust allergies. These are common symptoms and ironically, these worsen while… you guessed it, cleaning or vacuuming your carpet. Dust particles tend to be disturbed from their settled state and float in the year, making them easy to inhale.

Sounds like a job for your homely vacuum cleaners but they are least effective when pulling out to those tiny dust particles between the fibers. So say hi to our industrial grade vacuum cleaner and goodbye to red eyes and runny noses.

Dust Mites

Dust Mites Allergy from Carpets
Source: Wikipedia

As if the dust in itself is not the devil of all allergy nuisance, we also have dust mites to deal with. These are tiny bugs that breed in large numbers. Especially in dusty, warm, moist climates (like the cozy insides of your carpet).  These little buggers are one of the major irritants for people suffering from allergic asthma. Hundreds of these little creatures can survive on a single dust farm.

Spooky, huh?

Regular vacuuming is just not enough to relieve you of this problem. But regular vacuuming along with professional cleaning throughout the year will go a long way towards minimizing this problem.

Mold

Mold, it belongs to the family of fungus that looks somewhere in between dark green and black. It mainly survives rich cellulose and grows where ever it finds a damp and warm environment, especially your carpet as it got all the right conditions.

They themselves are very peaceful, but the toxins that they release are very harmful especially to people with lung disease or very weak immunity. The effect: people start showing symptoms like nose bleeding, coughing, etc. Unless you use the right methods of cleaning, the carpet takes longer (than 24 hours), which then worsens the mold situation instead of improving it. If the problem with your carpet looks something like this, we suggest you seek professional help ASAP.

Conclusion

While most home cleaning methods improve how your carpet looks they hardly affect the allergens breeding in the roots of your carpets’ fiber. And if you are allergy sensitive even the wrong type of professional cleaning service could hurt you more than help. Because some professional cleaners use wet carpet cleaning methods. These methods often dampen the carpet and padding below the carpet, too, and the covered padding takes even longer to dry, providing ideal conditions for allergens like mold and mildew growth. Make an informed choice. Use our chem dry methods mastered specifically keeping the allergy sensitive consumers in mind. Give us a call today or check out our best offers here.

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