Battling the Elements: Summer Allergies
Spring may be in the past, but allergies are not. Those who are still dealing with sniffles, watery eyes and sneezing may have summer allergies in addition to the spring allergies. We at Eco Friend Carpet Care feel for you.
Just like in the spring, pollen is the number one allergen in the summer. This is mostly because grasses and weeds pollinate in the summer. Taking a close second is mold and spores, which thrive in warm moist environments.
What does this mean for you? Well, a lot actually. If there is carpet in your home, it is likely that those allergens are hiding deep down in the fibers of your carpet which is why you seem to continue to suffer throughout the year. It is our goal to help minimize your discomfort with summer allergies by keeping your carpet clean and maintaining that cleanliness.
Here are a few other tips you can try in addition to what we can do for you.
1. Kill the fan – Fans stir up allergens. Those who cannot go without a fan should, at a minimum, move it away from a window.
2. Change air filters on a regular basis – By regular basis we mean once a month. This is especially a good idea during the months when the pollen counts are higher.
3. Wash or wipe pet feet – Strange maybe, but those feet have crevices that pick up pollen and other allergens. They are then tracked into your home and being dropped off right back into your carpets.
.4. Vacuum daily – Even if you have scheduled a visit from us or we have already come, vacuuming daily can help minimize allergens in the home. Keep your vacuum filters clean and replaced regularly.
5. Medications and physician visits – This is not medical advice, so do not interpret it that way. A visit to the doctor may be in order if the allergies are overwhelming. Be sure you have taken all other steps first as a doctor visit is never pleasurable.
We at Eco Friend want you to have an enjoyable summer. We also want you to have a summer free from unnecessary suffering. Contact us and let us show you how we can help.
Call the professional carpet cleaner at Eco Friend Carpet Care today (702) 768-4900 to schedule your next carpet cleaning and enjoy all the benefits that come with clean and sanitized carpets.