Allergies can make you miserable as your sinuses drip and your eyes water. Part of the misery is buried within your carpet fibers. Allergens drift in through open windows, hitch a ride in on your clothes and even fall off your pets. If they are allowed to remain in the carpet, then they can result in year-round misery. Luckily, there are some green methods for getting the allergens out of your rug and enjoying relief from the allergy misery.
Get a Workout Vacuuming
Vacuuming is your single best defense for safely cleaning the carpet. As you run the machine over the carpeting, it will knock loose dust, dirt and allergens to be pulled up and disposed of. Get a quality machine with a HEPA filter to ensure that microscopic particles are not put back into the air. Try to vacuum several times a week to ensure that your carpets are clean and you will enjoy effective allergy relief.
Preventive Measures with Doormats
Place doormats on the inside and outside of your exterior door. Encourage the kids to wipe their feet to avoid tracking dirt into the home. It’s a simple preventive step that can make a big difference in the amount of allergens lurking in your carpets. Vacuuming will be more effective when there is less dirt to chase down, and your entire home will feel cleaner.
Brush the Pets Outside
Pets lose their fur on a regular basis, and their dander winds up throughout the home. Take your dog outside to brush him. The fur and dander will land outside where it won’t make your allergies miserable. If you are unable to brush your pet outside, then try brushing your dog or cat in a dry bathtub. Put a towel down to prevent scratching and make them more comfortable. When you’re done, toss the extra fur in the trash, wash the towel in hot water and rinse out the tub.
Change the Furnace Filter
If you have a central HVAC system, then improving your air quality and keeping the carpets clean is as simple as changing the air filter. The air circles through the system, and the filter can capture an incredible amount of dust, allergens and even dander that would otherwise land on your carpet. Change the filter frequently to make it more effective.
Introduce the Family to House Shoes
If your family isn’t willing to go barefoot, then introduce them to the joy of house shoes. Make them take off their regular shoes as soon as they come home and switch to clean house shoes. This will prevent the movement of dirt around your homes and limit how much is ground into the carpets.
Taking these steps will make your carpets cleaner and provide you with allergy relief. They are environmentally responsible solutions that are also highly effective. It’s also smart to trust us to clean your carpets a few times a year. We can remove stubborn stains and allergens that are buried deep in the carpet. With our assistance, you can trust that your carpets will truly be clean. Schedule your appointment with High Quality Carpet today and make it easier to breathe tomorrow.