Spring and allergies often go hand in hand. If you suffer from allergies, it’s important to take steps to reduce the amount of allergens in your home. One of the best ways to do this is to keep your carpets clean. Carpet cleaning is essential for reducing allergens and ensuring a healthy indoor environment. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to reduce allergens in your home through carpet cleaning.
Common Sources of Home Allergens
Allergens are tiny particles that can cause uncomfortable symptoms for those sensitive to them. Allergens can be found in a variety of places within your home, and it’s important to understand the different sources so you can take the necessary steps to reduce them. The most common sources of allergens in the home include dust mites, pet dander, mold, mildew, and pollen.
Dust mites are microscopic creatures that thrive in warm, humid areas such as carpets, upholstery, and bedding. They are one of the most common sources of allergens in the home.
Pet dander is another frequent source of allergens and comes from the saliva, skin cells, and hair of animals.
Mold and mildew spores can grow in damp, dark areas such as bathrooms and basements and they can cause respiratory symptoms in people who are sensitive to them.
Pollen is often found outdoors but can be brought into the home on clothing and other items, making it an additional source of allergens.
Tips for Reducing Allergens in Your Home
- Keep your home clean and dust-free. Vacuum frequently and use a damp cloth to dust surfaces, making sure to reach corners and tight spaces. Change vacuum bags or empty the canister often, and make sure to vacuum under beds and furniture. Clean hard surfaces regularly with all-purpose cleaners.
- Use air purifiers or change air filters on a regular basis. Air purifiers can help remove allergens from the air in your home, while changing the filter in your HVAC system can improve air quality and reduce allergens in your home.
- Take off your shoes before entering the house. Shoes can bring dirt, pollen, dust, and other allergens into your home, so make sure to take them off outside the door. Place doormats at all entrances for this purpose.
- Control humidity levels in your home. Humidity levels should be kept between 30 and 50 percent to minimize allergens in your home. Invest in a hygrometer to keep track of humidity levels in your home and consider using a dehumidifier if necessary.
- Clean carpets and upholstery regularly. Carpets and upholstered furniture are ideal breeding grounds for allergens, so make sure to vacuum them regularly and have them professionally cleaned by an experienced carpet cleaner at least twice a year.
The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Carpet Cleaner
Having your carpets professionally cleaned can be beneficial to people with allergies or sensitivities and can eliminate most of the allergens that can trigger a reaction, including pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, and other airborne particles.
When you hire a professional carpet cleaner, they use specialized equipment and products to get rid of allergens including powerful vacuums that are designed to remove dirt and dust from deep within the fibers of your carpet. They also use special cleaning solutions that are designed to remove allergens that the general consumer does not have access to. These solutions work to break down the proteins in the allergens, which eliminates them from the air and makes your home much safer for those with allergies.
Hiring Complete Carpet Care to clean your carpets, rugs and furniture is a great way to reduce allergens in your home and make sure your carpets are clean and safe. With our specialized equipment and knowledge, we can provide a thorough cleaning that will help anyone in your home who suffers from allergies.