Allergies and asthma often have hidden triggers hidden in the home. Carpeting is often to blame because allergens easily collect in the fibers. These allergens can become airborne again anytime the carpet is disturbed. Thorough, professional cleaning is the best way to keep your family safe. Here is more about how getting your carpets professionally cleaned will reduce allergies and asthma.
Common Allergens in Carpets
• Dust Mites: Dust mites are microscopic bugs that feed off dead skin cells, pet dander and other materials found in household dust. . Many people are allergic to proteins found in dust mite waste products. Carpet fibers attract dust, which can embed deep down into the carpet pad. This makes carpets an ideal haven for dust mites. Vacuuming reduces dust mite populations slightly, but not nearly enough to prevent allergic reactions or even asthma.
• Pollen: Pollen is tracked into the home on shoes, clothing and through open doors or windows. It settles on carpeting and it can become airborne when disturbed. Tree pollen and ragweed are some of the most common allergens responsible for itchy eyes, coughing and sneezing. When carpets are not cleaned, they will continue to collect allergens like pollen and contribute to allergy problems in your home.
• Mold Spores: Mold spores are common in most environments. They can easily float in air and land on surfaces unseen. If conditions are humid enough, the spores will begin to grow and produce more mold. Mold is a very common source of respiratory allergies. The fungus requires only a little dampness and a natural food supply, such as cellulose fibers, to thrive. This means that mold can begin to grow in a carpet pad or on the carpet fibers.
• Pet Dander: Pet dander simply means dead skin that flakes off from your pet. Some people are allergic to pet dander. If you have pets in the home, chances are high that pet dander has collected in your carpets.
How Professional Cleaning Helps
Vacuuming or using store-bought shampoo sprays rarely removes all allergens from carpets. Professional cleaners use top-notch tools and cleaning products to clean your carpet deep down. Allergens such as mold, pollen, dander and dust mite particles are no match for professional cleaning solutions and methods.
If you or your family members suffer from allergies, you owe it to yourself to schedule regular carpet cleanings. Your home’s air quality will improve and you’ll no longer have to worry about allergens lurking in your carpet.