There are many things inside your home that can cause allergy issues, from a running nose to itchy and watery eyes. If you’ve found that you’ve been sneezing a lot more and it isn’t even allergy season it could be from something in your home.
Even pet owners that aren’t usually allergic to their pet can start to have allergic reactions when there is a dander or fur buildup in your home. You can clean and clean all you want, but you’re never going to get rid of all that pet hair and dust mites with just a standard vacuum.
Start With Your Own Cleaning Steps
If you fear something inside your home is making you sneeze, it’s time to start cleaning. Dust everything that you can possibly dust. Dust can be a huge allergy culprit. Make sure you get all the dust bunnies from under your bed too. It’s very important to vacuum your mattresses, Upholstery and Carpets often.
Check areas where moisture may accumulate for mold and then clean up the mold with a good cleaner.
Once the dusting and scrubbing is complete, you can vacuum. However, even if you have a HEPA filter on your vacuum cleaner you may be surprised to know that it isn’t the most effective thing out there to deep clean your carpet and get rid of the allergens in your home.
How to Really Clean Your Carpet of Allergens
The best way to deep clean your carpet is using a hot water extraction process, which is better known as steam cleaning. This process uses hot water, the temperature depends on what your carpet can handle, which gets down deep into any carpet. Using a really good carpet cleaner without any harmful ingredients will loosen up and suck out all of the dog hair, food, skin and anything else that has found its way deep into the carpet fibers.
This isn’t a quick process, and it can take up to 8 hours for your carpet to completely dry so you can enter the room again and redecorate, but it is the most effective treatment to get rid of allergens that could be making you and your family sick. Make sure that you do let the carpet completely dry. It’s very important the you clean your Carpets, Upholstery and mattresses with Hot steam to kill all the dust mites and remove the dead skin to cut down on allergens in your house.
Hot water extraction can also be used to clean the upholstered furniture in your home that will also have pet hair and dust allergens in it.