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Your Allergies and Your Carpet Can Co-Exist

If you have carpet in your home, then you know many of its ‘perks’ already: it keeps your home warm during the winter months, its cushioning fabric feels great on bare feet and keeps your children protected, and it adds beauty to your home that other flooring cannot. In addition, did you know that your carpet can actually help relieve some of your uncomfortable, irritable allergy symptoms? While you may think carpet is a no-go for pollen allergies or hay fever, it’s true: your allergies and your carpet can co-exist. Read on to find out why.  

The Common Misconception About Carpets, Debunked

The common belief about allergies is that when it comes to flooring options, don’t do carpet. However, while a spaghetti or lipstick stain may become trapped in your carpets fibers when not treated, this is a good thing for the pollen that finds its way into your home this Spring and Summer. Think about it: would you rather have pollen become trapped into your carpet, or remain air born, thereby causing your sneezes, itchy eyes and coughing spells to go into overdrive?

Vacuum Frequently to Minimize the Pollen Influence in Your Home

Are you on of the 40 million Americans that struggle with seasonal allergies? Be a diligent DIY home cleaner, and studies have shown that your clean carpets can actually reduce dust borne allergens and have a lower level of allergens than those rooms with hard flooring surfaces.  Minimize the symptoms you experience in your home by vacuuming at least once or twice a week and have your carpets professionally cleaned every 3-4 months.

However, not all carpet cleaning services are alike. Chem-Dry commissioned a leading independent air quality laboratory to conduct a study using Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process in multiple homes. The lab found that Chem-Dry removes an average of 98.1% of common household allergens from the carpets and upholstery we clean.*

Do you need some allergy relief? Talk with a local Chem-Dry carpet cleaning professional in your area and ask how they can help you create a healthier home environment where you and your family can breath easier.

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*Based on studies conducted by independent laboratories of Chem-Dry’s HCE (Hot Carbonating Extraction), P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment), Granite Countertop Renewal, and Tile, Stone & Grout cleaning processes. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. Pet odor results based on testing with the most common odor sources found in dog and cat urine. Pet urine bacteria results based on Chem-Dry’s HCE cleaning process and a sanitizer, combined with P.U.R.T. All bacteria results include use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple tests.