Beat Spring Allergies with a Thorough Carpet Cleaning

May 8, 2020 Published by Leave your thoughts

Thorough carpet cleaning in Newport, OR can help you beat all sorts of allergens this spring, but you still need to vacuum and perform other maintenance on a regular basis. Here’s what you need to know to keep spring allergy symptoms at bay.

Dust and vacuum weekly

It’s important to vacuum carpeting at least once a week, no matter how much or how little foot traffic comes through your home. By far, dusting furniture followed by vacuuming carpets is the best way to minimize the most common household allergens hiding in carpet fibers. With allergens like dust, pollen, pet dander, dust mites, mold spores and bacteria being held at bay, you and your family can breathe easier and live happier and healthier. A great tip is to vacuum weekly using a high-efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA) vacuum cleaner, which helps cut down on allergen buildup in your carpet.

Carpet cleaning frequency

Professional carpet cleaners recommend deep cleaning your carpet once or twice a year. However, if you or anyone else in your household is prone to asthma or allergic to mold, dust mites, pollen or pet dander, you might consider having your carpets thoroughly cleaned several times a year.

There’s the question of whether it makes sense to deep clean on your own or hire a professional. As long as the process is done right, either option is viable. The thing to keep in mind is that the cleaning process can stir up unhealthy particles and aggravate allergy symptoms. Having professional carpet cleaners do it for you can reduce your chances of exposure to allergens during the cleaning process.

Regular carpet maintenance

If you suffer from asthma, eczema, rhinitis, itchy eyes or other allergy symptoms, then you need to clean the right way to reduce the volume of allergens in your home. Allergens enjoy settling in carpet fibers, and even though some people believe that carpets help reduce allergy symptoms by holding onto particles, what’s actually happening is an action similar to filtering. Air filters require periodic cleanings to remove particles, and your carpets are just the same. Left to fester, particles in carpets will increase allergic reactions. During allergy season, vacuum your home a few times a week, especially in high traffic areas.

Using a quality vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter can trap allergens, just remember to clean the filter every so often for the best results. Even if you bought a new regular-type vacuum with solid ratings, a model without a HEPA filter means allergen particles can escape and resettle in the room.

Deep clean carpets

Another way to remove allergens from carpet fibers is to have your carpets professionally steam cleaned. The high heat from wet carpet cleaning kills dust mites, removes odors and pulls up set-in stains, resulting in healthier indoor air, better ventilation and ideal indoor humidity levels. For the best results, hire a professional carpet cleaning company to steam clean or shampoo your carpets. Rented carpet cleaning equipment is not as powerful as professional machines and may contaminate your floors further.

Call Paradise Carpet Cleaners Inc. to learn more about the benefits of professional carpet cleaning in Newport, OR!

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