Choosing flooring in your home can be complicated. There are many factors to consider and many choices in materials; tile, linoleum, laminate, hardwood, and carpet, just to name a few. Each choice comes with its own set of pros and cons. Carpeted floors offer many benefits to your home. Carpeting provides cushioning, warmth, and even aesthetics. However, as the number of people suffering from allergies has increased, the reputation of carpet as decreased. Many homeowners have been misinformed that carpet can increase the incidence of hay fever or pollen allergy symptoms although the opposite is actually true.
How Carpet can Help Allergy Sufferers
Carpet is a fibrous material that inherently absorbs other materials. We know this to be true as carpet absorbs what is spilled on it; from mud to lipstick and wine to nail polish, the carpet wicks it up. Although this is bad news when it comes to keeping a carpet clean and presentable, it is good news for allergy sufferers. Just in the way it traps stains, carpet also traps pollen and other allergens. With a wood, laminate, or other type of hard flooring, pollen can and will get into the air and drift around. With carpet, the pollen and other allergens can be trapped, and therefore, not linger in the air, potentially breathed in by the allergy sufferer.
Vacuuming and Cleaning Recommendations to Reduce Allergy Flare-Ups
There are steps you can take at home to decrease the risk of being exposed to pollen or other pollutants and allergens in the air. If you have carpet, you can decrease your exposure to pollens or other allergens by vacuuming at least once or twice per week. It is also recommended that you have your carpets professionally cleaned every three to four months. Doing so will keep the pollen and other allergen levels down in your home. In between vacuuming and professional cleanings, the pollen will be trapped by the carpet and will cause less exposure to the allergy sufferers in your home.
Charleston Carpet Cleaning Services
Citrus Fresh Carpet Cleaning can professionally clean your carpets and remove allergens and pollen from your home. Our methods are extremely effective in not only cleaning the carpet, but also removing stains and irritants. If you would like to learn more about how to reduce allergen exposure with frequent cleanings using our unique carpet cleaning services in Charleston, SC and around the Lowcountry, give our office a call today.