Indoor allergies plague more than 40 million Americans. 25 million Americans struggle with asthma. Unfortunately they frequently suffer within the walls of their own homes. For many years it has been speculated that in order to keep your allergy and asthma symptoms under control in your house you need to remove all carpet from your home. Due to the advancement in carpet cleaning technology and equipment, that is a false belief. Properly and effectively cleaning the carpet in your home can help your loved ones decrease their health problems relating to indoor allergies.
Dust Mite Allergy Treatment
One of the most frequent indoor allergies is a dust allergy. Dust allergies can be triggered by pets, cockroaches, pollen, mold and dust mites. Dust mites are microscopic organisms that feed off of house dust and moisture in the air. People who suffer with dust mite allergies find that they struggle the most with them in their very own homes. Vacuuming, sweeping, and dusting stir up dust mites. After performing these simple household chores their symptoms will frequently worsen. Dust allergy symptoms include sneezing; runny or stuffy nose; red, itchy or teary eyes, wheezing, coughing, tightness in the chest and shortness of breath; and itching.
Steam Cleaning Removes Dust Mites
When allergy symptoms become too much to bear, many people will go visit an allergist. An allergist can help identify what you are allergic to, give shots, and prescribe medications. Many doctors also recommend changes to your home. One of the changes they frequently recommend is getting rid of the dust in your house as much as possible. One of the best ways to do that is by having your carpets steam cleaned every three months.
Why would they recommend steam cleaning instead of cleaning your carpets with chemicals? When chemicals are used on your carpet you may have an allergic reaction to the chemicals that they used. If you are already suffering from allergies, this may not be worth risking whether or not the chemicals will trigger you into an allergic reaction or asthmatic attack.
Why is Steam Carpet Cleaning the Best Method?
Why do we here at Carpet Care 2000 recommend steam cleaning? Vacuuming and dry carpet cleaning only clean the surface of your carpet. They do make your carpet look clean, but they don’t get to the hard to reach dirt that has become embedded in your carpet fibers. Plus steam cleaning is the carpet cleaning method that is recommended by most carpet manufacturers for the longevity of your carpet. The chemicals used with other carpet cleaning methods can break down the natural protective layers of your carpet making it more vulnerable to general wear and tear. In addition to all of those amazing reasons, steam cleaning can provide extra relief for allergy sufferers.
Carpet Cleaning & More in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
Paired with regular dusting and vacuuming, quarterly steam cleaning of your carpets will keep dust mites and other allergens out of your home as much as possible. Our technicians at Carpet Care 2000 would like to aid your family in reducing the suffering related to allergies and asthma as much as possible within the walls of your own home. Please give us a call today and set up your appointment!