We are deep into allergy season. Did you know that your very home could be one of the largest sources of your allergy discomfort? One of the largest sources of allergens is the soft surfaces in your home. As you and your family go about your everyday lives traveling in and out of the house you track in the pollutants you come in contact with outside inside. The soft surfaces in your home are a magnet for these pollutants to settle and rest only to be stirred up again with more foot traffic and re-deposited into the air you breathe. Home should be your safe haven, a place to relax, unwind, and get away from those harsh allergens causing you physical distress.
The most widely common allergens today are pollen, dust, mold, pet dander, food, and latex. Here in the Pacific Northwest there is an abundance of pollen, mold and other common outdoor allergens making it very easy to track these pesky irritants into the home with just a quick trip to the grocery store. If you have a pet at home as many animal loving Western Washingtonians do this only adds to the allergen cocktail that is taking resident in our home’s carpet and furniture.
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A good thorough hot water extraction carpet and upholstery cleaning can and will do wonders to improve the air quality in your home. A cleaning of your home’s heating and cooling system and air ducts will do some good as well.
The benefits of hot water extraction in the home are:
-some biological contaminates can be eliminated by just the application of hot water at a temperature of 130 degrees
-professional deep carpet cleaning gets deep down into the carpet where ground in contaminants are unreached by your vacuum to kill and extract the deepest down pollutants
-Special eco –friendly solutions used with hot water extraction help to further break down and eliminate tough ground in dirt
-With a clean allergen free carpet there is nothing for foot traffic to kick back into the air making your home air quality much better.