Seasonal Allergies Making you Sneeze INSIDE your Home?

Allergy SeasonRagweed Creates a Powerful Punch

It’s that time of year again when many of us start sneezing, wheezing and blowing! One of the biggest culprits is ragweed pollen. The plant may only live for one season, but one plant can produce up to 1 billion pollen grains that are light weight and “float” thru the air.

Can Those Pollens Get In My Home?

According to a survey by the American Academy of Allergies Asthma Immunology, the answer is yes! It has been shown that more than 50% of homes have at least 6 detectable allergens present in their home. By cleaning your carpet and upholstery, you can greatly reduce the amount of allergens that have become trapped inside your home.

Some think it’s a good idea to tear out carpet, but for allergy sufferers, carpet can actually help reduce the allergens in the air by trapping them in the carpet fibers. If you clean and sanitize on a regular basis, you can greatly reduce your allergy symptoms since the carpet is capturing the air borne allergens and confining them. Once you clean the carpets and upholstery, you are reducing the allergens in the home!

AmyJonesDog Animal Dander Too?

Our cherished pets can also contribute to our allergies. Unfortunately most dogs and cats will shed some dander and fur through your home. Proper and frequent vacuuming will help keep this at bay, but over time the dander and fur can gather on carpet and furniture and will need to be properly cleaned.

Decline in Air Quality

Between the pollen and the animal dander, your home can become over saturated with allergens, and the air quality in your home will decrease. By properly cleaning your “soft” fabric (carpet and upholstery), the air quality in your home will be better. Our team at Chem-Dry of Michiana can help properly and effectively clean and sanitize to help rid your home of these allergens. Give us a call and inquire about our cleaning and the anti-allergens we have available.

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The Art of Vacuuming – Tips that Might be Helpful

Happy CleaningVacuuming is so important on a regular basis to keep your home free of dust, allergens and particles that have been “floating” in the air. Regular vacuuming will not only make your home healthier, but it will extend the life of your carpet and help you maintain the look and feel of your carpet.

  • Before you vacuum, dust your room from the top- down. When you dust there is no way to “capture” all that dust and some will land on the floor. Rather than vacuuming multiple times, dust first, then vacuum.
  • Pick up the clutter before you vacuum. This will not only make your job of vacuuming easier, but it will allow you to vacuum more area with less stopping.
  • For a thorough cleaning you could pull chairs away from desks and tables to clean under these pieces of furniture.
  • Change bags when they are half-full. The fuller the bag becomes, the less efficient the vacuuming becomes. And many times when the bag becomes too full, you can smell an odor from the particles in the vacuum.
  • Adjust the height on your vacuum cleaners to the proper setting. Different kinds of carpet require different heights. And when properly set, the vacuum moves along the carpet fibers better.
  • If you vacuum stairs, start at the top. This way if any dirt finds its way to the bottom of the stairs, you can vacuum it all away.

We recommend a thorough vacuuming at least once a week.   And if you can hit the high traffic areas more often, this will help keep the home healthier. The Carpet & Rug Institute also recommends vacuuming daily in high traffic areas and if you have pets!

We have noticed when a home is vacuumed on a regular basis, professional carpet cleanings are not needed quite as often since the “loose” dirt is  removed promptly. Regular vacuuming can keep your home cleaner, longer!

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