If you were to ask most homeowners to name one benefit to having carpets professionally cleaned, what do you think would be the most common reply? Most likely it would be having clean carpets, or having their carpets protected and lasting longer.
However, professional carpet cleaning offers a host of other benefits as well and one of them is that they can actually help to alleviate allergy symptoms.
Most people are either allergic to pollen, dust, or foods. For those who are allergic to foods, no amount of carpet cleaning is going to make much difference. For the rest of the allergy sufferers, though, keeping your floors, carpets, and upholstery clean is one of the most effective steps that you can take in order to help alleviate allergy symptoms.
Vacuuming and sweeping simply isn’t enough. When you sweep, you’re moving dust particles around and kicking them up in the air where they settle on countertops, furniture, and eventually back down onto carpeting.
More than 60 percent of the dust or dirt or pollen or other allergy inducing matter in the home is left behind after even the most thorough vacuuming. That’s because when dust and dirt gets into the carpet fibers, or is pushed under the molding, that’s where it stays, until you walk over it, or near the molding, and it’s disturbed back into the air.
A professional carpet cleaning will actually get down deep into the carpet pile, all the way to the subfloor foam and pull the dust and bacteria and other dirt out. It does this using a two step process: wetting the area to dampen the dust molecules and then high powered suction to draw it all out, including most of the water.
Whenever you have allergies to pollen or other air contaminants, including pet dander, have your carpets professionally cleaned. You’ll be amazed at how much more comfortable it is to enjoy your time at home, without the hassles and headaches that allergies can cause.
No matter what time of year it is, allergies can affect you. It’s best to have your carpets professionally clean twice per year, but once is still far better than relying on ineffective floor cleaning methods alone, such as vacuuming or sweeping.