How to Remove Allergens from Your Carpet and Improve Your Home's Air Quality

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Ways Your Home Is Triggering Your Allergies

Summer is here! Spring brought blooming flowers and warmer weather, but this time of year can be challenging for those suffering from allergies. While outdoor pollen levels are a common concern, the allergens hidden in your home's carpets can also trigger uncomfortable reactions. 

This article will guide you through effective strategies for removing allergens from your carpet to create a healthier living environment.

Carpeting and Cloth Materials

Carpets add warmth and comfort to any room, but they can also trap allergens, dust, and dirt, becoming a significant source of indoor allergies. In fact, textured carpeting is often much dirtier than it appears. 


Here's how you can tackle allergens in your carpets:

  1. Vacuum Regularly

Use a vacuum cleaner equipped with a HEPA filter to capture the smallest allergen particles. Vacuuming at least twice a week can significantly reduce allergen levels in your carpet.

  1. Deep Clean Your Carpets

Consider hiring a professional carpet cleaning service or using a high-quality carpet cleaner yourself. A thorough cleaning should be done at least once a year to remove embedded allergens and improve indoor air quality.

  1. Maintain Low Humidity

High humidity levels can encourage the growth of mold and dust mites in your carpets. Use dehumidifiers to keep the humidity level in your home between 30% and 50%.

  1. Choose Allergen-Reducing Carpet Solutions

If you're considering new carpeting, look for options designed to minimize allergen retention. Some carpets are treated to be more resistant to allergens, dust mites, and mold.

Furry Friends

A pet is a wonderful addition to any family. Unfortunately, pets are one of the leading causes of allergies

Pets that shed often leave behind hundreds of hairs, and these hairs can stick to your clothes and furniture. Make sure you wash your clothes thoroughly after coming into contact with an animal that triggers your allergies

Additionally, you can reduce the spread of hair by regularly vacuuming and dusting.

Dust and Debris

The accumulation of dust and debris in your home is inevitable, so regular cleaning is essential. In addition to vacuuming, take proactive steps to minimize dust and debris, which can exacerbate allergy symptoms:

Dust Surfaces Regularly

Use a damp cloth to wipe down surfaces, preventing dust from resettling on your carpets. Start by cleaning obvious surfaces like tables, ledges, and lampshades. From there, dust along the bottom of your walls. This area of your walls often goes overlooked, but it can trap a lot of dust.

Keep Windows Closed

During high pollen seasons, keep your windows closed to prevent outdoor allergens from entering your home and settling in your carpets.


Ironically, the chemicals you use to clean can also trigger your allergies. It is always a good idea to review your cleaning products before using them. 

You should also increase air circulation in the room when you are using harsh chemicals. If you experience allergy-like symptoms after using a certain product, you shouldn't use it again.


Finding mold in your house can seem daunting, and for good reason—if not treated properly, it can be extremely dangerous for your health. 

If you are still experiencing allergy-like symptoms after addressing the issues above, it may be time to look for mold in your home. Mold grows when there is too much moisture. It may develop in your shower, or a less-visited place such as your attic. 

Depending on the severity of the issue, bleach is usually able to remove mold. Complex issues may require the assistance of a mold remediation expert.

General HVAC Air Quality Issues

How long has it been since you had your air ducts cleaned? If you aren't sure, it might be time to arrange a cleaning with a professional

When your ducts are dirty, they circulate dirt and debris all over your home. As a result, dust will continue to circulate no matter how much you clean. The quality of your air will never be completely perfect, but duct cleaning is a great place to begin.


Removing allergens from your carpets is crucial for maintaining a healthy indoor environment, especially for allergy sufferers. 

Regular cleaning with the right tools and adopting allergen-reducing home practices can significantly improve your living space's air quality. Don't let allergens take over your home—take action today to ensure your carpets are clean and allergen-free.

Ready to breathe easier in your allergen-reduced home? Schedule your professional carpet cleaning today and take the first step towards a healthier indoor environment.

Schedule Your Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning Today!!


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