Allergies can be debilitating, but did you know that you could be making yours worse just by being inside your home? Carpets and rugs are magnets for dirt, dander, pollen and fragrances that could be affecting your allergies, which is why it is so important to have them cleaned regularly.
While vacuuming your carpets daily can help draw out much of the filth that get tracks into your home, over time, allergy causing agents like fur, mold and dust start to accumulate.
A carpet can hold as much as four times its weight in dirt. Because of this, it’s important to vacuum your carpets regularly, but a vacuum alone cannot extract everything that builds up in your carpets. The only way to ensure that your carpets are free and clear of allergy causing offenders is to have your carpet cleaned professionally one to four times a year.
Steve Short of A Steve’s Professional Truck Mounted Steam Cleaning* has been cleaning carpets for 30 years, and he says he’s helped many of his clients manage their allergies through cleaner carpets.
Using a top of the line truck mounted rotary machine, Steve says his system is more effective that common hand held devices. “With my system, the water is extremely hot,” says Steve. This is a bonus for people who are allergic to harsh chemicals. “The hotter the water is, the less chemicals you need to use,” he explains. “I can clean a carpet without chemicals. We try to accommodate whatever the customer wants.”
Steve says there are times where chemicals are necessary (getting out stains, urine or feces, for example), but when it comes to deep cleaning an allergen-filled carpet, extremely hot water — and a truck mounted rotary machine — can do the job.
Steve says getting your carpets professionally cleaned is just one step to creating an allergy-free home. He also recommends putting allergy-blocking filters in your furnace and having other allergy absorbent items in your home like couches and curtains cleaned regularly, too.
For people suffering from seasonal or year-round allergies, a cleaner home is a healthier home.
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