Consistent Carpet Cleaning Keeps Your Home Allergen Free

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Are you waking up with puffy eyes and irritated sinuses? We know the feeling. That's why we have put together a to-do list that will greatly encourage an allergen-free home. Especially if you have indoor pets, it's important to consistently stay on top of what most commonly causes allergy flare ups. While we consider certain times of the year "allergy season," it is highly recommended that these be practiced year round for a healthy, breathable home environment.

Pet-Free Sleeping Quarters - As much as we all love Fido sleeping at the foot of the bed or Tiger curled up under the covers, many studies suggest not having your pets sleep or even have access to your bedroom. This is really important because of all the dander that comes with shedding can cause severe allergy flare ups and breathing problems—you especially do not want this disturbance in the number one place for resting.

Vacuum Everything You Can - Whether it's the couch, the bed, curtains, carpet, or the cat tree, make sure you vacuum thoroughly and as often as possible with a vacuum certified to remove allergens. Vacuuming is one of the most effective ways of keeping your home allergen free on a daily basis. However, having a professional carpet cleaning service deep clean your carpet several times a year is the best way to eradicate all the dust, dirt, and pet dander that embeds itself deep in the carpet pile. Avoid services that involve soaking your carpet with water and chemicals as this can cause further allergy and health problems. Instead, make sure you choose a carpet cleaning service that uses the power of oxygen to clean.

Laundry (Every) Day - We know the thought of tackling that ever growing pile of laundry makes you cringe, but allowing clothes, bed linens, towels, and any other household cloths go too long without washing is really a problem. You all know how easily those black pants get covered in pet hair and dust, right? Well these allergens are attracted to more than just black pants. In reality, cloth materials, even the blankets we curl up in, all act as magnets to problematic dirt, dust, and pet dander allergens—we just don't see it unless it's up against black. Sheets, blankets, and towels should be changed at least once a week and washed with hypo-allergenic laundry detergent. And make sure to always use the 'hot water' setting to fully eliminate anything that could irritate allergies.

So there you have it—the most effective ways to alleviate the frustration of allergies. Consistent, thorough carpet cleaning with a hypo-allergenic vacuum as well as an oxygen-powered professional carpet cleaning service is the most important thing you can do for your family. Following this, clean all household linens frequently and keep Fido and Tiger out of all sleeping quarters. We know this last one can be difficult, but remember that the end result is a good, healthful night's rest without an allergy flare up. With all the extra energy you'll now have, you can play with your furry friends in the morning and they'll forget all about it!