Last updated: June 12th, 2023

A lot of people talk about “allergy season” and dread the coming of spring or fall. Did you know that certain things residing in your carpet can cause you to have allergic reactions all year round? Dust mites, pet urine and mildew can all cause you to have specific allergic reactions in your own home. You can remove these things from your home and improve the health of you and your family by having a carpet cleaning professional drop by to take care of the allergens living in your carpet.

Dust Mites

Dust accumulates all over your house, all the time. Dust is made up of dead skin that your family and your pets naturally shed. Unfortunately, it is the main source of nutrients for dust mites. Dust mites themselves do not pose a threat to your health, but their droppings do. Each dust mite produces around 20 droppings a day. You could have thousands upon thousands of mites living in your carpet. It’s staggering to think of how many droppings could be embedded into your carpet over the years. It’s no wonder if you are having allergic reactions in your home all year round. Having your carpet professionally steam-cleaned at 250 degrees will exterminate the dust mites and clean up the mess they’ve made.

Mold and Mildew

Spills on your carpet happen frequently, especially if you have young children or pets. You won’t be there to catch all the spills, and even if you are, you might not have completely removed the mess. Moisture builds up in the padding of your carpet and can fester over time. Eventually, this moisture will become mildew or even mold. It’s tough to see these allergens build up in your carpet through the fibres. Professional carpet cleaning can help you with your mold problem. They have the equipment and the knowledge needed to target your carpet padding and remove moisture, mold and mildew.

Odour and Bacteria

Pet urine can cause a pool of illness-causing bacteria to grow in your carpet padding. The ammonia in the urine can cause a very unpleasant odour and it can cause you to have severe allergic reactions. Carpet cleaning professionals can lift up the surface layer of your carpet to get to the saturated padding underneath. Steam-cleaning the padding can suction out the remaining pet urine residue that is endangering your health.

Contact an Ottawa carpet cleaning company like Ja-Doc Inglis to help you if you have any of the above problems. They use professional equipment and high-grade cleaning products to take care of any health-endangering issues affecting your carpets.