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How Do I Remove Mold and Allergens From My Carpet in Pensacola?

Woman suffering from allergens in her home

If you suffer from allergies, you want to do your best to minimize exposure to what triggers your symptoms. If you’re always dealing with sniffling, sneezing and/or watery eyes, the culprit could be tucked away, out of site, in your carpet.

Dust, pet dander, pollen and dust mites are just some of the potential allergy triggers, and all of them are likely resting in your carpet. It’s not totally preventable, since we, along with our pets, will always be tracking these pollutants into our homes. They also make their way through our home heating and cooling system. The best action you can take is to vacuum regularly, and schedule a professional cleaning at least once per year under normal conditions. If you live with pets, we recommend at least twice per year.

When was the last time you had your carpets professionally cleaned? While you can do a lot of good on your own with basic vacuuming, a professional deep cleaning can “reset” your carpet to its pristine like-new condition.

New Carpet Doesn’t Mean It’s Safe

In fact, it’s possible that your carpet will be safer after you have it professionally cleaned than the day it was installed. You would think that brand new carpet would be safe, since it hasn’t been trampled on yet or exposed to environmental toxins. However, freshly installed carpet can come with a whole host of toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that have been associated with various health concerns.

Many people believe that you would improve your indoor air quality by removing carpet completely. It’s common for healthcare providers to recommend this for people who suffer from allergies, but recent research has come to a different conclusion.

At the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting, researchers reported that intensive carpet cleaning was very effective in reducing allergens that accumulate in the base of carpets. They also found that it significantly reduces airborne particle counts. The results were said to be effective enough to avoid carpet removal for people who suffer from asthma.

“While the study was carried out in an environmental test chamber, the conditions (such as the temperature, relative humidity, and air changes per hour) were chosen to replicate those found in people’s homes, and the three used carpets were taken from the real-world setting,” said Vivienne Mahon, PhD, from Airmid Healthgroup in Dublin, Ireland.

Are you suffering from allergy symptoms? Call us today, and we will be happy to clean your carpets and help minimize the allergens that hide in them.