Vacuuming the carpet may seem like the worst chore possible when you suffer from severe allergies. Carpet, however, has actually been proven to be one of the healthiest filters for keeping allergens out of the air. And keeping your carpet vacuumed and having the carpet professionally cleaned regularly can support your efforts to create an allergy-free living area.
You can think of carpet as trapping allergens, but that would be a negative way to view the plush material under your feet. Carpet actually functions as a healthy filter, collecting allergens within the carpet fibers. How is this good? The breathing zone is kept free of contaminants – if, of course, you maintain the carpet and its cleanliness.
Whether people with allergies, asthma, or both live in your home, carpet cleaning is absolutely essential. Being proactive about the tidiness of your carpet – especially in heavy-traffic areas – and maintaining the carpet according to manufacturer recommendations ensures a long life for the carpet and a healthier, allergen-free life for the residents of your home.
Why Are Carpets So Dirty?
Carpets, without a doubt, contain bacteria. They’re pretty filthy. But knowing where the germs and dirt come from is part of the battle against gross carpets (or the knowledge could just gross you out – either way, it’s need-to-know information):
Skin cells – Every person in your home sheds over a million skin cells hourly. You do the math.
Food particles – Do you eat in carpeted rooms? Enough said.
Pet debris – From dander to hair to urine to feces, if you have a pet, you have a dirty carpet.
Bacteria – E. coli, staphylococcus, salmonella, entire communities of bacteria live in your carpet. Ew.
Everything else – Insect husks and feces, mold, pollen, dirt, and dust are in there. Believe it.
Allergies may be hard to cure, but they can be controlled and minimized by your efforts. You can’t stop your skin from shedding its cells. And you can’t stop your pet from, well, being an animal. But you can adopt better habits about where you eat and where you walk while wearing shoes. And you can vacuum as many times a week as there are people and pets in your house, and get your carpets professionally cleaned every six months.
The Vacuum vs. Professional Carpet Cleaning
What does a professional carpet cleaning do for reducing allergens that your own vacuum and spot cleaning cannot? While regular vacuum cleaners may be branded as having incredibly powerful suction, what they are unable to do is reach the bottom of the carpet where bacteria like to nest.
Activity is also problematic when it comes to carpet. Playing on the floor with your kids, your pet rolling around on the carpet, and simply walking on the carpet disrupts the bacteria within the carpet fibers and brings them closer to the surface. And that introduces more and more allergens into the air, which diminishes indoor air quality.
While carpet traps allergens, the last thing you want is for the allergens to stay trapped or have the opportunity to be disbursed throughout your environment. Professional carpet cleaning sucks the nasties out of your carpet, prolongs its life, makes it easier to maintain, and improves the appearance of your home, all at the same time. Breathe in, breathe out – a clean carpet (especially combined with an air duct cleaning and upholstery cleaning) makes for a healthier home and fewer allergies for your family.
Contact Nu-Way Carpet Cleaning in Macomb, Michigan, to discuss your carpet cleaning needs today.