Carpet cleaning is necessary during allergy season. If you’re someone that annually suffers from allergies, you know how important spring cleaning is to making sure you can breathe easy. Carpets contain dust, pollen, dirt and more that can irritate your respiratory system whether you’re a chronic allergy-sufferer or not. Getting them professionally cleaned regularly can reduce your allergy symptoms, especially when it’s done right around the time allergy season hits in the spring. It’s never too soon to prepare to protect your tender sinuses!
Carpets Collect Allergens
This is both a positive and a negative thing. The negatives are clear: carpets collect whatever soil, dust, or pollen is floating around in the air and traps it within its fibers, waiting for someone to stir them back up again as they walk by. However, the positive part is that if you commit to keeping your carpet clean and regularly hire a professional carpet cleaner to come in and do a deep cleaning, you will be ridding the air of allergens over time. The carpet collects airborne particulates, trapping them like a filter. Then, when you vacuum or get professional carpet cleaning services, all those airborne particulates are removed entirely. So, if you regularly suffer from allergies every season, you don’t have to give up carpet forever! Carpets can be a good thing, as long as they’re properly maintained.
Routine Cleaning Vs. Restorative Cleaning
A big part of ensuring carpets properly collect allergens rather than create permanent homes for them is in routine cleaning. Routine cleaning means getting your carpets professionally deep cleaned on a semiannual basis. Most companies, including ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration Services, would recommend getting your carpets cleaned at least every six to eight months. This prevents too much build up from happening within the carpet fibers. When you allow your carpets to go uncleaned for years, then a company has to do a restorative cleaning. It may not be possible to extract all the soil and debris that has collected deep in the carpet at this time. It is also possible that your carpet fibers have been irreversibly damaged at this point and can no longer be returned to its former plush brightness. This is just as true for your area rugs, too! So, make sure you’re getting your special area rugs professionally cleaned on a rotating schedule as well.
Consider Your Upholstery
Just like carpets, upholstered furniture also collects dust and airborne particulates and holds onto them within their fabric fibers. It is just as important to care for your upholstery and have these items professionally cleaned as well before allergy season hits. This way, you’re covering all bases! On your own, you can regularly vacuum your seat cushions as well as rotate them. This will help in between routine professional cleanings.
Your carpets and upholstered furniture are an investment not only for your home or business but also for your air quality. Time and time again, clean carpets and upholstery have led to better indoor air quality for the occupants. Many of us spend most of our time indoors, so making sure that you’re breathing clean air is crucial to reducing allergy symptoms. ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration Services offers the best in professional carpet and upholstery cleaning services in the central New Jersey area. We offer full house cleaning, too! Contact us today.