Allergens: The Invisible Problem Hiding in Your Carpets

Allergens: The Invisible Problem Hiding in Your Carpets

If you suffer from asthma and allergies, it is extremely important to have your rugs and carpets cleaned regularly. Allergens can build up in the carpet and cause vicious attacks on the human body.

When an attack occurs, it causes body itching, sneezing, coughing, wheezing, a runny and/or stuffy nose, as well as red, itchy and watery eyes. There are several things that you can do in your home to reduce an allergy or asthma attack, but the most important thing is to keep your carpets cleaned.

Allergies and Asthma

When your immune system becomes disrupted and reacts to a foreign substance (allergen), you will have an allergy attack. When the allergen enters the body, your immune system believes it is harmful, so it reacts as if it is dangerous. This causes your body to produce respiratory symptoms, such as sneezing, itching and watery eyes.

Allergies can then trigger asthma symptoms. People living with asthma are always at risk of increased bronchial inflammations because their airways are constantly inflamed. It is pertinent to reduce triggers that will cause an asthma attack.

Sufferers can produce symptoms that include wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and tightness in the chest. Severe asthma attacks can lead to asphyxiation and possible death.

The Dust Mites Problem

One of the most common allergens is dust mites. There are more than 200 million dust mites in one home at a given time and they multiply quickly. The organisms thrive in temperatures of 75 to 80 degrees with humidity levels that reach 70 percent. The mites live on shed skin, animal dander, pollen, bacteria, fungus and other minuscule household substances.

There are more than 200 million dust mites in one home at a given time and they multiply quickly.

Dust mites will burrow deep inside the carpets and become hard to get rid of, which is why it is necessary to have your carpets cleaned on a regular basis. Chet’s Cleaning is a professional full-service cleaning company that offers outstanding services that will get rid of allergens that migrate to carpeted areas.

How Often Do Carpets Need Cleaning?

A professional should clean your carpets and rugs every six months. If you have pets or young children, you should consider having your carpet cleaned more often. Dust, dander and other allergens will build up over time. Walking across the carpet can kick up dust, so vacuuming twice per week is a good measure to establish basic maintenance.

In order to have your carpets thoroughly cleaned, you will need a cleaning service. Professionals will provide a deep cleaning service that will remove the microscopic build up. This will reduce the risk of frequent allergy and asthma attacks.

Chet’s Cleaning specializes in removing harmful contaminants from flooring. We use a step-by-step process that ensures your carpets are cleaned by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. Chet’s Cleaning offers an allergy relief cleaning system that will destroy microscopic organisms, making your carpet safe and allergy free.

Give us a call today to learn more about our services or to schedule a cleaning.

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