Carpet Allergen Control
Allergy and asthma control begins at home. Many people with allergies stay indoors when outdoor air is full of pollen and spores. Dust mites, animal dander and even cockroaches can cause problems indoors.
Dust builds up throughout your home – especially in carpets. Carpets are frequently the largest area of textile in a home. The fibers of the carpet, the backing and the padding all create and nooks and crannies that trap dust, dust mites and other allergens. Dust may contain substances that trigger asthma symptoms, like wheezing or coughing, or another allergic reaction, such as the rashes or stuffy nose.
Allergens are substances that cause allergic reactions and trigger asthma symptoms in some people. Allergen particles are carried in the air, but they will settle onto furniture and floor surfaces. They vary in size and are measured in microns. The larger the particles, the faster they will settle out of the air and land on carpets and fabrics that trap them!. Pollen, dust mite and cockroach debris are larger and settle out of the air more quickly than molds or animal allergens.
Allergists frequently recommend that allergy sufferers remove carpet and other textiles from the home – stating that hardwood flooring and tile flooring are easily to clean. Sweeping the bare floor clean of all those allergens WILL help. But frequently, people do not want to live in a sterile environment. We rely on the softness of carpets, upholstery and other textiles to add comfort, beauty and warmth. Carpets and upholstery buffer noises. Carpets and upholstery are part of our lives – even if we find them teeming with dust, dust mites and allergens.
Total Carpet Care and Cleaning Solutions can clean the carpets, backing, pad, rugs, upholstery and other textiles that harbor allergens so that families do not have to live without carpets, backing, pad, rugs, upholstery and other textiles. Powered steam extraction can dislodge the allergens and then eliminate them with a truck mounted power steam extraction system. This system far out performs a rental or home steam cleaner. We can carefully control the temperature of the steam according to the durability of the textile. We can also set the pressure of the extraction to the highest level permitted by the structure carpets, backing, pad, rugs, upholstery and other textiles.
Using the maximum, appropriate temperature of steam and the greatest pressure of extraction assures that the maximum number of allergens are removed. Reducing the allergens that a family is exposed to can lower the frequency, duration and severity of allergic attacks, asthma symptoms – like wheezing or coughing, or another allergic reaction, rashes or stuffy nose.
Be sure to think about all areas of the home. Dust, dust mites and allergens exist in all rooms of the house – not just high traffic areas where dirty is visible. Dust, dust mites, pollen and allergens are just as likely to be present in bedrooms, bathrooms and closets as they are to be in the carpets and upholstery in living rooms and family rooms.
You do NOT have to avoid carpet, upholstered furniture, and heavy drapes that collect dust. You do NOT have to avoid furniture covered with fabrics. Forget pillow and mattress covers made from a tight-weave fabric that keeps out dust and mites – chose steam extraction by Total Carpet Care and Cleaning Solutions.
There are actually studies that show that, with proper cleaning, carpet helps asthma and allergy sufferers.
How? Carpet acts much like a filter, trapping allergens and keeping them out of the air that families breathe. These trapped allergens, such as pollen, pet dander and dust, can then easily be removed through proper cleaning techniques. Of course, Total Carpet Care and Cleaning Solutions recommends high temperature, high pressure, steam extraction to remove all of those aggravating allergens: pet dander, dust, dust mites, and pollen. This process extracts deeply embedded dirt that regular vacuuming can’t reach.
With particularly bad allergies, consider cleaning upholstered furniture, draperies and other textiles. Advice to spend a lot of money taking out a home’s carpet, remember why it was chosen in the first place: comfort and aesthetics. Then take the proper steps to clean it so it complements the home for many years to come.
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