People suffering from allergies don’t just have to worry about sneezing, itchy eyes, and constant irritation in the spring and summer. Allergies can be a year round frustration when there are pets at home. But your furry friends aren’t the only culprit. There could be dust mites, pet dander, or mildew hiding in your upholstery, carpets, or even on book shelves. Despite what many may think, controlling your allergies actually starts by cleaning the inside of your home, rather than with medical remedies. So how do you clean your home to prevent further allergy outbreaks? Start with these tips and call a professional carpet cleaning service to ensure your carpets are clean on a deeper level.
Rules on Dusting
Dust is like clothes on your bedroom floor — no matter how thoroughly you clean, it will always come back. What’s worse is that dust mites, tiny little creatures that frequently trigger asthma and allergy symptoms, love to make their home in the dust. When you’re dusting surfaces around your home, use a damp cloth that will pick up the dust instead of scattering it around.
Reduce Pet Dander
Another common cause of asthma and allergy breakouts is pet dander, a protein found in the saliva, urine, and dead skin flakes of pooches and cats. When pet dander is airborne, those of us with sensitive noses begin to feel the effects. Vacuuming your carpets regularly can prevent pet dander from building up, as well as frequently giving your pet a bath and keeping them away from your bedding and furniture.
Prevent Mold and Mildew
Preventing mold and mildew is also a task that requires regular maintenance. However, simple actions can make a big difference in order to improve your air quality, such as:
- Running the fan while taking a shower
- Replace old shower curtains
- Use a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture in the air
- Take a minute to towel dry the surface of the shower
Steam Clean Your Carpets, Upholstery, and Other Surface
Steam cleaning is a dependable method for a thorough, deep clean that will rid your home of dust mites, pet dander, and improve the quality of your air so that you can breathe easily. Professional carpet cleaning services will utilize equipment that contains a small percentage of water so there isn’t a worry of furthering the mold and mildew issue.
The temperature of the steam reaches up to 360℉ so that it effectively kills fungus, mold, bacteria, and dust mites. The equipment will then use vacuums to suck up all of the dirt and ickiness stuck in your carpet. The contents of the carpet will be sucked up and transferred into a tank for removal. The good news about steam cleaning is that equipment can be used on a variety of surfaces, including furniture upholstery, tile, and grout so your whole home can feel refreshed.
While regular vacuuming can clean the surface of your carpet, it takes a lot more power to reach the base of the carpet. If you’ve had your carpet for a few years without having it cleaned, harmful substances were being pushed further in the surface and are trapped by the matted down fibers. With professional equipment, the fibers of the carpet will have new life, the dust, dander, and allergens will be sucked out, and you can once again feel what it’s like to breathe fresh air in your home.
Instead of cleaning on the surface, give your carpets and surfaces around your home a deep clean with carpet cleaning services from Steam Master Cleaning & Restoration. Give us a call today for a free quote.