Hi, as a hay fever sufferer myself, I know what a pain allergies are, they can be the bane of any adult’s or child’s home life. With constant sneezing,itchy, watery eyes, and a runny, itchy nose are the usual symptoms of allergies and the most common causes of allergies are pollen, dust mites and other allergens like dander, which is flakes from our pet’s skin and fur. Compared to a wood floor where allergens are free to just float around, carpets in our home offer a great filter and trap to hold those allergy causes, as with any filter they need cleaning.
Most people consider cleaning their carpets when they look bad and dirty. This is a bad habit and most microbes, micro particles and pollutants lodged in the carpet are not visible to naked eye. Poorly maintained and neglected carpets significantly deteriorate the air quality, to keep on top of this it is recommended that you get your carpets cleaned at least every twelve to eighteen months ( https://shawfloors.com/flooring/how-to/carpet/carpet-care-maintenance/carpet-cleaning ).
So how can we clean our carpets and avoid aggravating our allergies?
DIY vacuum carpet cleaning
Although we can try to use a broom to sweep away dirt and dust, sweeping has a tendency to just disturb and stir them up. Vacuuming can remove most of the dust and dirt but we have to be careful that the vacuum cleaner does not inadvertently discharge the same allergens it sucks up. It is recommended that the carpet be vacuumed every week and the vacuum cleaner should have a small-particle or HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter. The vacuum cleaner’s bags should also be of a special, double thickness. It is also more effective to shampoo the carpet but this is a method that should be done only by professionals to keep your carpet over wetting which may cause mould growth.
Professional hot water extraction
Hot water extraction is a professional carpet cleaning service in which the carpet is pre-sprayed to disperse the dust and soil that has been ingrained into the carpet’s fibres. Your carpet is then treated with a fibre rinse which leaves no residues and hot water which are driven into the carpet at a high pressure, and at the same time, a powerful vacuum sucks up the hot water together with all the released dust, mud and allergens. For more info about this process click here
For most allergy sufferers though, even the task of vacuuming their carpet exacerbates their allergies. But, not to worry, we at Clean-my Carpets and Upholstery can help. We provide professional carpet cleaning, deodorising and carpet stains removal services. Call us today on 01489 600571 for a fresher carpet and a healthier home.
Clean-my carpets and upholstery also offers an allergy protection service for your whole home in the Southampton, Eastleigh, Fareham, Portsmouth areas inc. carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning , curtain cleaning , mattress cleaning . All our protective treatments are confirmed for their suitability for home textiles and have no irritation to skin or any other side effects, RCC Research & Consulting Co p.Nos. 618783 278875
We clean rugs and area carpets in Southampton and Portsmouth and all surrounding areas, whilst rugs have practical uses such as reducing echoes, adding warmth to the room and adding comfort, they can also be considered works of art used to decorate your home. It is important to keep your rug as clean as possible to keep it looking it’s best and reducing the chances of damage, Clean-my Carpets and Upholstery have came up with some great tips to keep your rug looking great:
Here’s what you can do to care for your precious rugs.