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Rug Cleaning for Allergy Relief

Rugs offer a fantastic method for adding elements of style and 'pizazz' to your home. But did you know that they can also be a troublesome haven for problematic allergens?

It's true. And if you tend to suffer from allergies, asthma, or any other medical condition that's easily affected by allergens-then you probably know all too well that this is very bad news. Rug cleaning (the professional kind-not just basic DIY cleaning) is essential for keeping the allergens at bay and out of your home-thus, helping you to breathe clearer, feel better, and experience more optimal levels of health and wellness as a result.

But is it worth it?

  • Are rug allergens really that big of a deal?
  • And can't DIY rug cleaning offer similar benefits?
  • And perhaps most importantly-is this really something that needs to be worried about in the average, typical home?

These are great questions. Let's dive in and answer them. Here's what you need to know.

Are There Any Allergens in Rugs?


In fact, every residence needs to take this into account because neglecting to keep your rugs clean can actually pose a significant allergen risk! Let's dive a bit deeper to explain what that means.

In order to properly answer this question, we need to ask another one:

Rug Cleaning for Allergy Relief
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What causes allergies?

Well, the answer is: allergens. Allergens are technically substances that can provoke or cause an allergic reaction. And rugs can serve as a problematic safe haven and breeding ground for all kinds of different allergens, including:

  • Dust mites
  • Pet dander
  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Mold
  • Microscopic insect parts
  • Bacteria

Unfortunately, these allergens can play havoc with your health and wellness.

Common Symptoms of Allergies Caused by Rug Allergens

The allergens that are most commonly found in rugs can cause a significant range of allergy symptoms. Some symptoms caused by rug allergens include:

  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • An itchy, runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy red skin
  • Hives
  • Coughing and wheezing
  • Trouble breathing
  • A scratchy, irritated throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • A feeling of ‘pressure' in the chest

If you have any carpeting or rugs in your home, and if you start to notice any of these symptoms-it may be a sign that you're suffering from an allergic reaction to something that's embedded deeply into the fibers of your rug. And trust us-that's not a problem that you want to leave unaddressed for long.

Are There Any Allergen-Friendly Rugs?

The best types of rugs for allergy sufferers tend to be synthetic polypropylene rugs. The fibers in these types of rugs are actually specifically designed to repel allergens and prevent mold growth. Thus, they tend to harbor far fewer allergens, and tend to just be a healthier option overall.

With that being said-not all homes are decorated with these types of rugs, either. So often, deep-cleaning is in order to keep allergens from embedding themselves into your rugs and turning your life into a sneezing, wheezing, runny-nosed nightmare.

Can Professional Cleaning Bring Allergy Relief?

Definitely yes! It really goes without saying that in the vast majority of cases, the best way to get your allergies treated is to go to a doctor.

But professional rug cleaning can help to clear those problematic allergens out at the source-and keeping them clean on a regular basis will give you the best possible odds of successfully treating your allergies and getting your health back to normal.

The Impact on Indoor Air Quality

Keeping your rugs clean is actually a big part of controlling the air quality in your home.

Indoor air is always at a higher risk of contamination, due to the fact that there's limited ventilation. Plus, the fibers of a carpet are the perfect breeding ground for mold, bacteria, and allergens of all different types.

As such, conducting regular professional carpet cleaning is a crucial part of maintaining a healthy living space and cutting down on dangerous allergens.

Can DIY Rug Cleaning Be as Good as Professional Cleaning for Allergy Relief?

DIY rug cleaning (vacuuming, shampooing, etc.) is a great thing to do on a regular basis within your home. But it falls short of the thorough cleaning your rugs will get at the hands of a professional.

For example, our professionals at Feet Up Carpet Cleaning Richardson bring powerful equipment, professional cleaning tools, and years of industry experience to every job. We know exactly what tools and products to use to purge any and all allergens from any rug-and we can get the job done efficiently, with minimal muss or fuss.

For best results, you should clean your carpet once or twice per week yourself (depending on foot traffic), and hire professionals to come in and do a thorough deep-clean at least once per year (though once every six months is definitely better).

Choosing the Right Professional Rug Cleaning Service

At Feet Up Carpet Cleaning Richardson, our mission is to make sure that every rug and carpet is cleaned to the highest degree of professionalism. And we're committed to keeping those allergens from invading your home and playing havoc with your health and wellness.

We know how to clean the toughest stains and the dirtiest spots-and we know how to deep clean all different types of rugs to get rid of allergens and leave even the deepest fibers clean, fresh, and allergen-free. It's good for your air, it's good for your home-and it's good for your health. So don't wait. Contact us today for a detailed quote, and let's get those rugs cleaned the right way.

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