Does the season for sneezin’ have you running for a new tissue box in every room? You’re not alone. According the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA):
- Allergies affect as many as 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children!
- Allergic disease, including asthma, is the fifth leading chronic disease in the U.S. in people of all ages. It’s even worse in kids under 18.
- In 2011 alone, over 11 million people were diagnosed with allergic rhinitis, a condition that can make you miserable with sneezing and a constantly running nose.
What causes an allergic reaction?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), our bodies’ immune systems are like castle walls, built to keep out foreign invaders like bacteria. These defense systems protect us from disease. Unfortunately, “People with allergies have supersensitive immune systems that react when they inhale, swallow or touch certain substances such as pollen or dust that contain the allergens. Some people are born with allergies. Others seem to acquire these allergic sensitivities as they grow older,” says Marcia Anderson in a recent allergy article on EPA.gov.
The most common indoor/outdoor allergy triggers are tree, grass, and weed pollens; mold spores; dust mites; cockroaches; cat, dog and rodent dander says the AAFA. The carpets in your home act like a big “filter” to trap pollutants and allergens. When that filter gets full, allergens are redistributed into the air with every step you take. Gross, right?
So what’s a person to do?
The good news is, most allergens are easily removed with a professional carpet and upholstery cleaning! How do you know, if your carpet “filter” is full? If it has been more than 6-12 months since your last carpet and upholstery cleaning, your filter has reached its maximum capacity!
But don’t just trust us, the experts agree that a clean carpet is the healthiest carpet. In recent a web article advising patients how to “allergy proof” their homes, the famous Mayo Clinic recommends “shampooing carpets regularly” to reduce allergens. In a current web article on indoor pollutants, the EPA recommends, “Keep the house clean. House dust mites, pollens, animal dander and other allergy-causing agents can be reduced… through regular cleaning.”
Want to feel fantastic this spring and summer?
You can make it through the allergy season more comfortably this year by taking a proactive approach to cleaning your home. Carpet cleaning is a complicated process requiring deep cleaning, spot removal and special services. You can trust us to use the right equipment, be friendly and on time and to not cut corners in product quality or service. Plus, for a limited time, you can get rid of allergy triggers and save big with this month’s special.
Invest in your carpet and your health with a call to A Personal Touch Carpet Cleaning Services today. We can’t wait to help you say goodbye to “aaaachooo!” Call us today at 720-344-2870. Remember at A Personal Touch, “We don’t cut corners, we clean them.”