If you suffer from allergies or asthma, some basic home improvements to allergy-proof your home may be just what the doctor ordered. In this blog, we’ll focus on hardwood flooring, carpets and rugs, and the role they play as major sources of allergens in your home.
The Dirt on Carpet
Wall-to-wall carpet can trap dust, pet dander, harbor dust mites, and all manner of dirt; all triggers for allergy sufferers. These can affect your breathing, eyes, nose, and skin. Replacing carpets with hard-surface flooring is a great way to avoid or remove allergens from your home.
If you aren’t ready to take on a huge renovation project to replace your carpets with wood flooring, having them cleaned every six to twelve months by the trusted professional carpet cleaners at Colonial Chem-Dry is a great option. We don’t use any harsh chemicals that will trigger allergic reactions, and we offer a 12-month guarantee.
Benefits of Wood Flooring
According to the Asthma and Allergy Association of America, hardwood floors are an ideal type of floor for people with allergies and asthma since they are easier to clean and allergens do not become trapped.
Keeping wood floors clean is a breeze. A little maintenance will go a long way in keeping your floors looking new and the dust at bay. Start by placing mats or small rugs at all entryways. They will trap dirt and dust and prevent you from tracking it all over the house. Of course, you’ll have to vacuum these regularly. You can also take your shoes off at the door, leaving all the outdoor dirt where it belongs – outdoors. In addition, you will want to sweep your hardwood flooring with a soft-bristle broom or dust mop often.
Do Wood Floors Need Professional Cleaning?
Like other surfaces that see regular use, dirt, grime, and debris build up over time and can damage wood floors. Allergens and bacteria that can compromise home and family healthy can also accumulate.
Professional wood floor cleaning will remove those accumulations, sanitize floors to eliminate bacteria and increase your wood floor’s life.
Cleaning your carpets and wood flooring is a first step in allergy-proofing your home and creating a healthy environment that you deserve.
Because Colonial Chem-Dry cleans for your health like no one else, contact us today to ensure a safe and healthy home environment for your family. Call Colonial Chem-Dry today at (401) 536-9520 or schedule an appointment online to clean your carpets, wood floors, rugs, and more.