Avoiding Allergies in the Home

Last week we talked about a the health benefits of regular carpet cleanings. Allergic reactions can occur for any number of reasons inside and outside of your home. While you cannot always avoid reactions when walking outside, you can often control it indoors. Continental Carpet Cleaning have a few tips to avoiding allergies in the home.

Use an area rug instead of having bare floors

One common misconception is that a bare hardwood or other type of floor will keep a room cleaner than a carpeted floor would. But particles will rest on the bare floor and get blown into the air whenever there is movement in the room, causing allergic reactions. If you place an area rug on the surface, the particles will get caught in the carpet’s fibers–where they will stay until the rug is cleaned, keeping them out of the air at least. You should vacuum often and get your carpet professionally cleaned at least once a year. Our Richland Carpet Cleaning services can be used to get the job done–maybe even twice or three times a year if you have pets or kids that bring dirts of all kinds into the house.

Reseal the stone, tile, and grout in your bathroom

Moisture makes the bathroom a prime area for mildew and mold to grow. Soil can also get built up over time in stone, tile, and grout, and grout in particular can be a source for bacteria, mold, and fungus. To improve their health and look, put new sealant in your most commonly used bathrooms once a year, and in your guest bathrooms about once every 4 to 5 years. Professional grout cleaning is also available.

Wash and wipe your ceilings fans and blinds weekly

Dust can collect on your ceiling fans and blinds quickly and get swept off of them just as easily. Clean them on a weekly basis, and if you tire of the inconvenience, switch your blinds for window shades.

Keep your upholstery clean

Couches and chairs are so often used but so rarely cleaned. A lot of unwanted particles get stuck in their crevices and the fibers of the fabric–and that is not good for those prone to allergies especially. The longer dust and dirt stays on the surface, the deeper they can get into the fibers.

A good fabric protectant product will keep stains from attaching to the surface and getting deeper into the fiber. Vacuuming and professional cleaning are still necessary, as many particles are difficult to catch. Our Richland Carpet Cleaning can also be used on upholstery, so we have you covered.