Carpets are magnets for allergens, dust, dandruff, hair and other nasty particles. The gradual collection of unsavory particles in your carpet is a problem for several reasons. You will have to step on a dirty carpet several times per day unless you regularly clean it.
Just as important is the fact that you will expose yourself to allergens simply by spending time in your home. This can make the home environment more inhospitable for people with asthma or other allergies.
Invisible Airborne Allergens
While you will never see allergens in your carpet, they are certainly there. Allergens will settle into your carpet’s fibers and trigger asthma issues along with other allergies. Anything including pollen, pet dander, dust mites, mold and other particles will make living in the home that much more difficult for people with allergies.
Allergens, commonly known as antigens, are proteins that spur allergic reactions such as sneezing, coughing and watery eyes. People who have sensitive immune systems are especially vulnerable to the presence of antigens. These tiny antigens thrive in carpets as well as heavy curtains and upholstered chairs/couches or other furniture. In fact, carpets can contain upward of 100 times as many allergens as other types of flooring.
Clean Your Carpet to Reduce the Severity of Asthma
A regular carpet cleaning will go a long way in helping to keep one’s asthma under control. Even if you do not have asthma, there is a good chance someone in your family or a guest does. All in all, 300 million people in the world suffer from asthma. This equates to about 20 percent of all households having someone with asthma. You can prevent the buildup of allergens in your carpet by spending the little bit of money necessary for cleaning.
If your little one has breathing issues, you are likely wondering how often to clean the carpet. A child with asthma is in a delicate position. You can do your part by having our crew perform a professional clean once every three to six months. It will also help to clean the upholstery as well. We can go over details and determine the most effective option when you give us a call.
Vacuuming Alone Will Not Suffice
Vacuuming will help suck up all dirt trapped in your carpet’s fibers. In general, the average homeowner vacuums his or her carpets about once per week. However, people with asthma will find their carpet requires a thorough vacuuming at least two or three times per week. While vacuuming will be helpful, it will not be as efficient as seeking professional services.
Our carpet cleaning services can help to eliminate as many of those allergens and other disgusting microscopic particles that make their way into your carpet. This deep cleaning is especially important during allergy season when pollen counts are high. Furthermore, it will help with stain removal, pet odor removal and smoke odor removal.
Sweat the Small Stuff
Vacuuming will certainly help combat allergens yet there is a right way and a wrong way to vacuum. Moving the vacuum over the carpet a couple times per month with the vacuum will not get everything. Your carpet and your sensitive immune system deserve as clean of a carpet as possible.
It is beneficial to invest in a high-quality model that has tight connections since these connections are essential to preventing allergens from escaping the machine. It will also help to have a vacuum with an internal HEPA filter. This is an acronym that stands for the high-efficiency particulate air filter.
Such a filter will remove upward of 99 percent of particles. Another seemingly minor thing you can do to prevent the buildup of carpet allergens is to ask visitors who enter your living space to remove their sneakers to keep the carpets clean.
Steam cleaning is especially effective at destroying allergens. However, the carpet needs ample time to dry out. This way, the leftover dampness from the steam cleaner will not attract mites or mold. If any spills occur, clean them up quickly to prevent mold from growing.
It is important to know steam cleanings that our team performs are vastly superior to the steam cleaning tools available at stores. Let our team apply the hot water extraction method and we will ensure that there are no allergens in the carpet.
Have Your Carpet Deep Cleaned
As noted above, vacuuming alone will not provide the in-depth clean you need to keep your allergies under control. We recommend a deep cleaning of your carpet once or twice per year. If you are especially sensitive to allergies, then give us a call. This in-depth cleaning will eliminate pollen, dust mites and other gunk from your carpets. We make use of the latest cleaning technologies and techniques to help remove all of the undesired particles from your carpet.
Call us today at (949) 229-4030 and schedule a consultation to determine which carpet service is right for you.