There are an estimated 40 million Americans that suffer from indoor allergies and 25 million who suffer from asthma. Many people have the notion that carpet should be removed to ease the symptoms of allergies or asthma. You do not need to remove wall-to-wall carpeting to reduce the symptoms of allergies or asthma, you just need an effective way to properly clean them. Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning offers tips for removing allergens from your home below.
Is Carpet Bad for Allergies?
Even if you take your shoes off when you walk in the door or keep your house spotless, you will still have allergens make their way inside; they’re pretty much invisible. Carpet can act as a giant filter to trap these allergens and keep them out of the air, but just like the filter in your HVAC unit, carpets can become clogged over time and need to be cleaned. While carpet can help reduce allergens in the air, they are always present. Allergens like dust, pollen, pet dander, microscopic mold and other organisms. Allergens are antigens, like proteins, that will induce allergic reactions like coughing and sneezing and the constant runny nose. Carpet acts like a magnet for allergens. Once inside, gravity pulls them into your carpets and prevents them from floating around. This reduces the amount you will inhale and reduce allergy and asthma symptoms. If they aren’t removed with regularly carpet cleaning, they have the chance to become airborne whenever you walk on the carpet. Allergens that are trapped in carpet can be more troubling for small children as their immune systems are more sensitive to these substances.
Steam Cleaning to Remove Allergens
Studies have found that steam cleaning can remove 99% of viruses, germs, bacteria and pathogens. This happens because it delivers a deeper, longer lasting clean. That’s great news! And the higher the steam temperature, the more efficient of a disinfectant the steam becomes. Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning utilizes a superior truck mounted system that reaches higher temperatures and has powerful extraction capabilities as well.
Other Ways to Reduce Allergens in Home
There are steps you can take to reduce the allergens in your home. Control dust mites with regular dusting and wash bedding regularly. Vacuum once to twice a week to reduce surface dust mites, using a HEPA filter for more power in removing the dust mites. Pet dander can be reduced with weekly baths and wiping your pets down between baths after they’ve spent time outside. Stop pollen from getting into your home by keeping doors and windows closed and change air filters regularly. Prevent too much dirt from getting inside your home by using a welcome mat and having guests remove their shoes inside your home.
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If you want healthier indoor air quality, you’ll need to keep your carpets clean and in good condition. This is done with routine vacuuming and having them professionally cleaned regularly. To ensure a healthy living environment for your family, trust the specialists at Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning to get your carpets cleaned the right way! Call us to schedule your next appointment today.