Purchasing carpet in your home can have many merits that are unique compared with other flooring types. It is the familiar choice in most homes because it offers versatility and a degree of fashion and practicality.
Carpet offers a natural cushion if you fall and offers a slip resistant surface which helps to prevent accidents. Carpet also provides an added layer of insulation for your home, which can add to the energy efficiency. It provides warmth underfoot and reduces the noise and the clatter that you get from bare floors. With the advances in technology, you will find that most carpets that are manufactured today are more stain-resistant than ever before which can make cleaning them much easier.
In the past, it was thought that carpets and allergies did not go together. Some doctors encouraged their patients to remove carpeting for bare floors. It has been found that carpet can reduce the allergens in your home by trapping them in the fibers.
Once the allergens have been trapped in the carpet, you will find you require cleaning the carpets on a regular schedule. If you neglect your carpet, it will show, and you may create health problems you’re not aware of. The conduciveness of the air inside your room is a growing problem today because houses are being built more energy efficient. You can improve the conduciveness of the air you breathe in your home and provide relief from your allergies by following a few simple tips.
Most problems that come from having carpet in your home are caused by a lack of maintenance. Vacuuming your carpet 3 to 4 times a week and following a regular deep cleaning schedule will greatly reduce the allergens that aggravate your allergies. Also using a vacuum with a HEPA filter will prevent putting these allergens back into your breathing space.
You will also find that cleaning upholstered furniture frequently will remove the allergens that cause allergy attacks. When children are jumping on your furniture or when people just plop down, you will prevent these particles from being distributed into your breathing space.
Placing small mats strategically in high traffic areas, mainly at entrances to rooms will reduce the amount of dirt, and other particles tracked on your carpet which will improve the air you breathe. Avoid using thick drapes or long heavy curtains that attract dust and are difficult to wash. Use shutters, blinds or light washable curtains, which can be cleaned of the buildup of dust. Using furniture with canvas, leather or some other dense easily cleaned fabric will reduce the chance of aggravating your allergies.
Remove spots on the carpet as they appear. Common spills, which include food, drinks, marks from pets, urine or other unsanitary problems causes of bacteria. Odors in your carpet are a sign of bacteria growth even if you cannot see a stain. By removing marks and smells from your carpet you prevent allergic reactions. Mold will spread in areas of your home that are warm, dark and humid. Also, it will spread in poorly ventilated areas such as showers or basements. Moisture and warmth cause molds to spread quickly. Controlling the humidity in your home and removing mold will avoid triggering allergy attacks.
Dust mites, fungus, mold and mildew, are easily removed with a proper carpet cleaning routine. To eliminate allergic reactions in your home is to wash your carpet and upholstery at least twice a year. There are many types of carpet cleaning methods available, and you will find a low moisture method is the best to sanitize your carpet and upholstery. These tips will improve the conduciveness of the air you breathe in your home and prevent any further development of allergies, asthma or any other breathing problems.