Welcome news from Extreme Floor care for asthma and allergy sufferers from a new study confirming that professional carpet cleaning significantly reduces the number of allergens in the home. The study was released and found that deep cleaning process was proven to remove up to 97 percent of surface allergens.
These numbers are very impressive and validate the need for people to understand what a thorough cleaning can accomplish for asthma and allergy sufferers. Patients can certainly find relief from reduced allergen levels when combining a Extreme Floor Care cleaning every three to four months, along with vacuuming twice a week with a HEPA filtered vacuum. Additional findings revealed successful removal of 67 percent of airborne cat allergens as well.
This scientifically confirms what we’ve heard from our customers with allergies and asthma. At night there is limited movement in a home, so the airborne allergens that are kicked up during the day settle into carpets, becoming surface allergens. Carpet acts as a filter, trapping airborne allergens and the Extreme Floor Care process can provide a deeper removal the vast majority of these allergens, reducing the source of allergens for patients.
By having your carpets cleaned professionally, like Extreme Floor Care does the process effectively reduces exposure to bacteria and mold – two triggers for an allergic reaction, including asthma. Twenty-four hours post cleaning, your levels of bacteria on carpet surfaces can be reduced dramatically, relative to the original concentration of bacteria. Mold removal had similar success.
Tips for Surviving Allergy Season
One in five Americans suffer from allergies or asthma. In an effort to make homes asthma and allergy friendly, Extreme Floor Care has provided some tips for a sneeze-free season.
Ongoing TLC: Dirt and dust can quickly add up if the proper steps aren’t taken. To get the job done, vacuum heavy traffic areas two to three times a week and all other carpets at least once a week, don't forget around your beds because of dust mites. Also change your pillows when you have bad allergies because of dust mites.
Outside In: Keep windows closed and place your air conditioner on recirculate on high-allergy days or while doing yard work. These activities may churn up dirt, dust and pollen into the air which can in turn end up on furniture and rugs.
Roadmap for Cleaning: There is a method to the madness of cleaning. Beware of feather dusters that simply push dust off surfaces into the air. Instead try moist cloths or special dusters made to capture dust. Also, consider cleaning in this order; begin with air ducts, followed by upholstery and drapes and finishing with floors.
Welcome Mat: A doormat at the entrance to a house is a proven way to reduce the amount of dirt that enters the home. However, the cleaning can’t stop there! Homeowners should vacuum under indoor welcome mats and area rugs periodically to help remove any loose dirt that might be trapped.
A Deeper Clean: People should maintain their homes, as they maintain their teeth – brushing every day and visiting the dentist at least twice a year. The same goes for carpets. However, for those suffering from asthma and allergies, Extreme Floor Care recommends a professional Carpet cleaning every three to four months for allergy homes, along with ongoing measures including vacuuming, dusting and washing bed linens and stuffed animals.
About Extreme Floor Care
For more than 20 years Extreme Floor Care has been providing cleaning and restoration services for both residential and business environments. They offer multiple services, including carpet cleaning, hardwood floor restoration and staining, tile and grout cleaning, upholstery cleaning, Hardwood floor refinishing and hardwood floor installation. We also provide water damage restoration services. Check us out on our website at www.extremefloorcare.com or call us at 609-272-9173. We service all of Atlantic County and Cape May County New Jersey. Like us on Facebook and save $25.00 off any service.