Last updated: December 3rd, 2022
For those who suffer from fall allergies, you know just how important it is to keep those dust and allergens as minimal as possible. Between the sneezing, itching, dry eyes, and runny nose – sometimes spending time indoors can feel every bit as tormenting as those outdoors allergens make us feel. And considering that an increasing amount of people spend up to 90% of their time indoors, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it’s more important than ever to have quality filtered air throughout our homes.
Despite what many people may believe, carpet can actually help to improve the quality of air indoors as oppose to regular hardwood flooring. And carpet cleaning can help you tackle those fall allergies and let you breath free and clear at home. Here’s how:
Acts as a Filter
Believe it or not, carpeting your home can drastically improve the quality of your indoor air and help to minimize those particles that can activate your allergies. When dust particles develop, they land and settle within the carpet, which in essence, acts as a buffer.
Conversely, with hardwood flooring, those particles have nowhere to settle. So unless you sweep and dust every day, they linger on the surface and get tossed throughout the air with each sweeping footstep.
When it comes to removing those particles of dust, the thoroughness of carpet cleaning outweighs hardwood flooring by a landslide. As dirt and dust settle into the fibres of your carpet, regular vacuuming provides the perfect method for removing allergens rather than re-dispersing them within your home. Combined with professional deep-cleaning using state-of-the-art equipment and cleaning products, you can breathe easy.
The best part about having carpeting is the deep cleaning that can be provided to reach the inner layers of those fibres, and to remove any embedded particles that may have accumulated over time. This gives your home a refreshing cleanse and tackles those deep-set layers of dust and dirt, making your carpet look and feel as good as new, while helping you breathe.
Reduce Flare-Ups of Allergies and Asthma
Unlike a regular sweeping brush or mop, certain vacuums are put through rigorous tests in order to determine their effectiveness at removing particles and dirt. Once they pass these tests, they receive a CRI Seal of Approval from the Carpet and Rug Institution. These vacuums have shown to be one of the best methods for improving indoor air quality.
These tests have also shown that 90 to 95% of all dry soil by weight can be eliminated from carpet by regular vacuuming. When it comes to regular flooring, you just can achieve those same results.
Eliminating particles, dirt, and allergens that cause allergies and asthma to flare up is imperative for the health and comfort of your home. This fall, tackle your allergies by getting your carpet cleaned by the professionals at JaDoc Inglis.