Suffering from Allergies? Clean your carpets!

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Then getting your carpet cleaned regularly is a must to keep those allergen levels low and the individuals who walk on the carpet healthy.
The culprit in carpet is the dust mites, mold spores, pet dander and anything else that might provoke an allergic reaction.

Allergens are antigens that trigger allergic reactions and these typically come from proteins that cause coughing, sneezing or other reactions.

As carpets contain up to 100 times more allergens than hardwood floors.
Children can be especially affected by allergens trapped in carpet as their immune systems are more sensitive and they spend a lot of their time closer to the ground.

One square metre of carpet (11 square feet) can average up to two ounces or 67 grams of dust. That’s about three saltine crackers that a child might be accidentally swallowing. Ugh!
This is why it’s so important to regularly vacuum the carpet and have it professionally cleaned. Carpets should be cleaned before they show signs of soil, otherwise the soil and allergens build up in the pile causing a higher allergen load.
Since carpets collect more lint and dust than any hard surface floor, this may be considered an advantage as it is better to have dirt and bacteria particle held down in the carpet rather than stirred up and become airborne by the constant shuffling of feet over smooth surfaces.

Allergens are only released into the air when the carpet pile has become full of dirt and particles containing allergies that are disturbed by people. This is why it’s so important to vacuum and clean the carpet regularly.

Studies show that each time a carpet is extraction cleaned by a professional, most of the allergens contained in it are removed. This is critical to prevent allergens getting released into the air and keeping these levels low.

Carpets should be cleaned a minimum of every 12 to 18 months in normal situations. If there is high traffic, pets and dirt frequently getting tracked into the home, it may be necessary to clean carpets more often.
Cleaning carpets more often will reduce the number of allergens in the home and ensure the carpet lasts longer and maintains a beautiful appearance.

Book your next carpet cleaning in Nanaimo or Duncan with Premier Carpet Cleaning.