Dead Human Skin
The average person sheds 1.5 million skin flakes per day. Gross in itself but grosser still when you realize that dead human skin is the primary food for dust mites. Why is this important to know? Dust mite waste is one of the main causes of human indoor allergies
Vacuum your carpet weekly to remove dead skin cells from the carpet.
Schedule a Professional Carpet Cleaning Service to deep clean your carpet every year to remove germs. Notice the word “Professional” above. Do not use a rental carpet cleaner that leaves your carpet wet for days. This can cause mold growth that is a huge trigger for many allergy sufferers.
Put walk-off mats at all entrance doors. Consider removing your shoes at the door when you arrive home. Vacuum weekly and call a carpet cleaning company yearly to remove the major dirt from your carpet.
Depending on where you live, pollen can be brought into your carpet fibers at different times of the year. And it affects a great deal of our population. In fact, Healthline estimates that over 60 million people in the U.S. have symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Pollen is one of the main contributors to allergies and we carry it into our homes in many ways - on our shoes, our clothes and our hair. It comes in through open windows and doors and our pets carry it inside.
Vacuum your carpet more frequently during high pollen season. Ask your carpet cleaning company for carpet cleaning specials around high allergy season to get your carpets and upholstery cleaned a second time if someone in your family is an asthma or allergy sufferer.
Carpeting softens a home. It can add warmth, comfort and noise reduction to your home. It is a wonderful design choice for many homeowners and can be enjoyed by your family in a health way if you follow a few simple steps.
While dirt in your carpet can be a health concern, these issues can be alleviated if you follow a few good habits. From vacuuming more frequently, to removing your shoes at the doorway, to scheduling regular carpet cleaning with local carpet cleaners, you can ensure that your home is clean and free from allergens. You’ll know that what is lurking in your carpet is . . . Carpet!