It’s Ragweed Season—Get Healthier by Cleaning Your Carpets

October 20, 2014

Whew-wee! It’s ragweed season again, which means you may be in the thrust of an irritable cough, sneeze attack and itchy eyes. Your life is busy, filled with household tasks, professional responsibilities and personal goals. Who has time for allergies when you have so much on your plate? While allergens can blow through your home like tumbleweed, it’s impossible to detect with the naked eye. So, blast them away on a daily basis by being ‘one up’ on carpet cleanliness! Here’s how to dirty your dirty and dismal carpets into a ‘looking like brand new’ floor once again.

Allergy season tips to stay healthy

How Allergens Roll

Keeping your carpets clean can eliminate allergy symptoms by as much as 90 percent! Now, if that’s not motivation, what is? Contrary to the common myth about carpet—that it is a poor flooring choice for those who suffer from allergies—carpet is actually a smart choice. Think about it like this: would you rather have ragweed trapped in one spot in your home (carpet) or flying free throughout your home (with hardwood floors)? Trapping those irritable allergens is key, because contained, they are easy to eliminate. Left free to their own devices, allergens can spread in your home, making it much harder to get rid of.

Invest in a High Quality Vacuum

Keep your carpets clean on a weekly basis with a decent vacuum, and you’ll reduce the sneezing and coughing significantly. Vacuum your floor daily with a high quality vacuum, and you’ll bring those allergenic symptoms down to a minimum! Vacuuming doesn’t replace your need for a professional cleaning, but it does do the job for do-it-yourself home cleaning maintenance. The higher quality the vacuum, the more successful you will become and sucking up pesky outside influences that cause you misery day and night.

Bring in an Air Purifier

One of the best ways to collect dust—dust that sometimes even the best vacuum on the market will miss from time to time—is by using an air purifier. Place one in each room that is considered ‘high traffic.’ Is your living room and bedroom the areas of your home that are used most often? Give it the ‘one week test.’ If you notice a difference in your breathing pattern and general comfort level, keep the air purifier around—it’s doing its job.

Call the Professionals

Chem-Dry isn’t just a carpet cleaning company you can trust—they know the best way to reduce the non-living allergens in your home, as well. Book an appointment with a Chem-Dry professional today and enjoy a happier and healthier home as soon as tomorrow!

*Based on results from a study conducted by an independent laboratory using the Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction process. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite matter. Figures are an average across multiple homes.