The weather is warm, children are out of school for a few months, and you’re likely spending more time outdoors than you do during the cooler months of the year. Summer is often filled with outside activities like hiking, biking, running, camping, picnics, campfires, vacations, trips to local parks, and reunions or other parties.
It’s also a time that includes keeping your windows open in your homes or vehicles to take full advantage of the warm breezes, enjoying flowers and other plants coming into full bloom, plenty of trees and plants with ripe fruits and vegetables, and weather shifts like thunderstorms.
All of these elements make summer a special time of year, but they also wreak havoc on those with allergies. Drier weather means dirt and dust abound, summer breezes can bring pollen and other irritants, and humidity can lead to mold and mildew that is often unseen. The bad news is that those problem-causers can impact allergy sufferers both outdoors and inside. The good news is that cleaning your carpets can go a long way toward reducing such symptoms and getting you and your loved ones back to enjoying the best parts of summer.
Why Allergens Build Up in Homes
Spending more time outdoors means all the potential allergens and allergy-irritators not only impact the afflicted while they are outside, but also attach to hair, clothing, shoes, accessories, and other breathable items — which means they come into your home with you. Those elements then make their way into your in-home fabrics like furniture, upholstery, linens, and carpets, creating a potential war zone for allergy sufferers everywhere.
The best way to combat this problem is to engage in regular cleaning and vacuuming, keeping dust on hard surfaces to a minimum and taking the time to vacuum or clean your cloth surfaces, too. Allergens like dirt, dust, dander, flower pollen, grass pollen, mold, and mildew build up over time, though, meaning cursory or top-level cleanings like a residential vacuum cleaner have a hard time getting all of them out of your softer surfaces — even if you take the process on regularly. Regular do-it-yourself cleaning can’t hurt, of course, but all of your plush surfaces could likely benefit from a professional’s hardier touch.
How to Tell You're Impacted by Allergen Buildup
Anyone who has experienced allergies before understands what it feels like when they are experiencing a reaction. The most common symptoms include:
Those who suffer from year-round or seasonal allergies will be able to tell if their allergies are worse than normal or appear to be taking longer to subside. These would be indicators that allergens have built up in their living spaces and are therefore keeping them from getting a reprieve from the irritants.
Another sign that allergens have built up in your home might be that summer colds or flus are taking longer to resolve themselves. Toxins and germs embed in your carpets and other soft surfaces and keep allergy sufferers — who are immune system-compromised as they combat seasonal or environmental irritants — sick for longer. Those who catch a bug during a tough allergy season might find it harder to fight the illness and get better, largely because their immune systems are being assaulted from multiple angles.
The good news is that a deep carpet cleaning could be all your home needs to get back on track and get your loved ones back to healthy and happy.
What a Professional Carpet Cleaning Can Do to Allergens
The short answer is that professional carpet cleaning can return your home and family to homeostasis. A team of experts will bring industrial-strength, industry-leading technology to your home, cleaning your carpets, furniture, upholstery, and other soft surfaces with commercial-grade vacuums and techniques that takes away exponentially more debris and toxins than the average residential machine. You’ll watch as they remove years of dirt, dust, dander, mold, mildew, pollen, and other toxic elements from the surfaces your family uses every day, and the result will be fresher, cleaner air quality you all can trust.
In addition, when you work with a trusted cleaning expert, you get the added benefit of being able to talk through toxins and allergens that are common in your area — including the best ways to mitigate future problems, which to watch out for and when, and the bonus of scheduling regular carpet cleanings to ensure you avoid irritant build ups down the road. The right cleaning partner will answer all your questions, ensure you know exactly what they’re doing before they do it, and explain how the services help your home, family, and lifestyle. This gives you the peace of mind that your cleaning investment was well worth it.
The only thing you will be asking at the end of the process — aside from “Why didn’t we do this sooner?” — is which fun summer activity you and your loved ones will engage in next.
Looking for Carpet Cleaning Help?
If it has been a while and you feel it might be time to have your carpets cleaned, or if you have questions or concerns about the professional carpet cleaning process, call a trusted local carpet cleaning expert like KZOO Carpet Cleaning for help. We know all about the types of allergens present in Greater Southwest Michigan, and will thus have the expertise to explain whether a professional deep cleaning is just what your home needs. Don’t miss another minute of the fun this summer. Call to schedule your professional carpet cleaning session today.