Have Allergies? Get Your Carpet Cleaned


Carpet is a magnet for allergens including dust mites, pet dander, mold sports and potentially aggravating proteins.

Vacuuming alone will not remove all of these allergy inspiring particles. Millions of microscopic allergens remain trapped in your floor coverings and upholstery even after vacuuming and can cause respiratory problems.

Imagine this: your teenager returns home from soccer practice and sheds his sweaty grass-stained socks, jersey, shorts, you name it, on the carpeted floor of his bedroom. He scuffs across the carpet toward the shower on the same feet that went without flip-flops into the gym shower at high school earlier in the day where a case of Athlete’s Foot runs rampant all year long. Your family pet has followed your son from the front yard into his room, as he does each day, where the furry pooch scratches relentlessly around his collar and does the GI Joe crawl across the floor to combat his itching tummy. Your youngest bounces into his brother’s room to report on the playground bully who finally got his due, and then he dives to the floor where he nuzzles with the dog for a while. Then the sneezing starts. First your 10-year-old on the floor, then your teen. Even the dog snorts around the room.

Get the picture?

The simple fact of being alive means that everyone’s skin sloughs off and lands on pillows, beds, sofas and carpets. E-Healthy-Homes.com reports that carpet can contain 100 times more allergens than hardwood or tile floors. The dog contributes to the problem with his scratching. Dust builds up week after week despite regular housekeeping. Even the weather has its impact. Hot, humid houses are breeding grounds for dust mites and mold, according to the Mayo Clinic website, Mayoclinic.com.

Besides thorough, conscientious hot steam carpet cleaning, Mayo recommends:

  • Change the filters on your home heating and AC units as well as the filters on portable air purification appliances.
  • Keep relative humidity to no higher than 50 percent indoors.
  • Close doors and windows during warm weather and use the AC and dehumidifiers.
  • Check your roof for leaks. Moisture that gets in through a worn or open roof can cause mold.
  • Do not smoke anywhere inside your home.

A Personal Touch Carpet Cleaners offers discounts on our spring cleaning and repair services for carpets, rugs, and tile and grout. Visit our web site for complete details. Then call A Personal Touch at 720.344.2870 or use our online contact form for any questions you may have. There’s also a form on the page to request a free estimate.
You’ll enjoy your home in comfort this spring with the confidence that comes from our company’s motto: “We don’t cut corners, we clean them.”

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