A good carpet can do wonders for your home; it can change dull floors into eye-catching works of art that your guests won’t forget easily. And its soft threads caress your feet every time you walk through the door. But there are two sides to this story; carpets have also been known to trap allergens and aggravate allergies in children and adults.
Invisible but Deadly
You may look at your seemingly clean carpet and wonder how it could possibly do any harm to your little angels. But within its threads, your carpet is a hideout for dust mites, pet dander, mold, dirt, pollen and many other allergens.
When these threads are disturbed by feet and other movements they release their unwelcome guests into the air, you and your children breathe them in and they quickly wreak havoc on sensitive respiratory systems. What follows are terrifying bouts of coughing, sneezing, nose blowing, itching and full-blown asthmatic attacks.
Children have been found to be more susceptible to carpet-borne allergens than adults due to the fact that they are shorter and closer to the carpets than adults thus they breathe in higher concentrations of allergens. Their immune systems are also weaker than yours and you may find that they get allergic reactions more often than you do.
Appearances Aren’t Everything
While thick fluffy carpets are the perfect companions for your toes, they provide more room for allergens to hide. Don’t be tempted to buy such carpets if your children and other members of your family may suffer as a consequence.
Instead, choose carpets that have tightly woven short threads where there is very little room for the allergens to conceal themselves. You may also opt to have machine-washable rugs instead of wall to wall carpets. This way, when you suspect that the allergens are beginning to build up you can toss the rugs in the washing machine and all will be well.
So you vacuum every other day and you fight carpet stains with everything you’ve got. As far as you are concerned your carpet is in tip-top shape. Unfortunately, you couldn’t be further from the truth. The allergens in your carpet know that you have a regular vacuum cleaner and they will not allow themselves to get sucked into it.
Research has shown that ordinary vacuum cleaners remove only about 5% of the allergens. The rest of them remain unperturbed by all your efforts. How then can you save your children from their relentless allergies?
You can start by investing is a vacuum cleaner with an in-built HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter which eradicates up to 99% of airborne particles. You should also make a point of thoroughly vacuuming your carpet at least twice a week to reduce the allergen load and try as much as possible to keep your pets off your carpet.
Help Is On the Way
In spite of all your best efforts to keep your carpet ultraclean, allergens will eventually build up over time. The carpet will require thorough cleaning using specially formulated cleaning agents and equipment that was designed for this particular task.
Needless to say, this type of cleaning cannot be effectively carried out under the guidance of a do-it-yourself video. You will need proper training on how to do it without damaging your gorgeous rugs and carpets.
Why not spare yourself the headache and let the experts do what they do best? We are here to remove all the allergens from your carpets using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment as well as eco-friendly cleaning agents. Our professional carpet cleaners have the expertise to eradicate allergens without harming you, your loved ones or your carpets.
Call us today and allow us to make sure that the next time you see your doctor will be in a social gathering and not at his practice with your kids in tow.