I’ll bet the last thing you think of when you are battling allergies is “clean my carpet.” Yet, it has actually proven true. Even something as simple as vacuuming your carpets monthly, or sweeping hard floors can lower allergy risks and other health detriments. I have talked to a number of people about dust and allergy issues they have at home. I typically ask, “When was the last time you had your carpets cleaned?” and they give me a blank stare every time. Typically people have air filters in their car, in their vacuum cleaners, or in the central air units of their home. To ignore cleaning or changing these filters would be a mistake! Carpet actually acts as a filtration device for your home. Think about it! As air circulates in your home, dust and airborne particles settle into the carpet as the fibers grab them. Just like any filtration system, over time the carpets need to be cleaned. It’s like that big dusty couch out on the patio. Every time you sit on it, air circulates and the dust is disturbed, so it rises into the air causing allergy problems. So I have to ask, “When was the last time you had your carpet and couch thoroughly cleaned by a professional?” Because if you are dealing with allergy issues – this could very well be the cause.
Keeping your living and work environments clean has proven to lower health risks by reducing the amount of dust in the air, soil on floors, and bacteria on commonly touched objects.
So next time, battle the dirty carpet and see if your allergies go away!
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David Pollard (First Choice Cleaning & Restorations)