Category Archives: Allergy Relief

Did you Know Chem-Dry Removes 98% of Common Household Allergens from Carpet & Upholstery?

Allergen StudyTake a look at the air filters in your home. Did you know that carpet in your home also acts as a giant air filter to help trap allergens, bacteria and dirt out of the air we breathe? And just like the air filter becomes full and needs regular cleaning, so do your carpets and upholstery. You can ensure healthier indoor air in your home by keeping your carpets and upholstery clean and in good condition through regular vacuuming and having your carpets, upholstery and rugs professionally cleaned on a regular basis. When you have Chem-Dry clean your carpets and upholstery you will rid your home of common allergens and bacteria.

Did you Know?

  • Carpets harbor about 200,000 bacteria on every square inch.
  • A carpet can hold eight times its weight in toxin-filled dirt and dust.
  • A carpet can hide as much as one pound of dirt per square yard.
  • The carpet in your home could be seven times dirtier than a city street.
  • 1 in 5 Americans suffer from allergies and asthma (AAFA)
  • Allergy is the 5th leading chronic disease in the U.S. (AAFA)
  • Approximately 40 million Americans have indoor/outdoor allergies as their primary allergy (AAFA)
  • Indoor pollution in U.S. homes exceeds the levels of outdoor pollution by two to 100 times, depending on factors such as whether the residents smoke (Web MD)
  • Each year, allergies account for more than 17 million outpatient office visits, primar­ily in the spring and fall; seasonal allergies account for more than half of all allergy visits (AAFA)

Having all these facts, we needed to find out how big an impact a Chem-Dry cleaning can have on your home! We decided to commission a leading independent air quality laboratory to conduct a study using Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process in multiple homes. And the results were amazing: Allergen Study

At Chem-Dry of Michiana, we want you to breathe easier about the health of your home and your family. Whether you suffer from allergies or asthma, or you just want to provide the healthiest home for your family, a Chem-Dry carpet cleaning can help you remove the allergens and bacteria hiding in your home and improve your indoor air quality.

Would you walk barefoot on your carpets? Would you let your little ones crawl around? Call Chem-Dry of Michiana for a free estimate on ridding your home of common household allergens and bacteria.


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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