If you want to minimize allergy symptoms in your home, there are a few very important things you can do. The most effective ways include having your carpets professionally cleaned regularly. BUT, having your carpets cleaned every 3 months isn’t enough!
Get yourself an anti-allergy vacuum cleaner for the daily carpet cleanings. Vacuuming that way can give you a way to keep your home allergy free between professional cleaning appointments. Make your home a comfortable one, even if you suffer from seasonal or year-round allergies.
Know About the Allergens You’re Fighting
In the United States, it’s pretty common to have allergies/breathing problems. Did you know that nearly 55% of Americans have allergies or asthma?! Of course, common allergies include pet dander, dust mites and ragweed. And, contrary to popular belief, most allergens are commonly found indoors.
How to Choose The Right Anti-Allergy Vacuum
Having the proper equipment and products is important to keeping the allergies at bay. You should look for a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA filter.
Note that allergy-friendly vacuums have a wide price spectrum. With that in mind, make sure you get what you pay for. Here are the features that you should look for in your vacuum cleaner:
A HEPA Filter
The acronym HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air. It refers to a filter that is microporous so that it can trap small particles of dust, dander and debris. If a vacuum cleaner doesn’t have a HEPA filter, it will often circulate these tiny particles back into the air. The HEPA filter can trap and store large amounts of the annoying particles so that they do not haunt an allergic person’s immune system.
Along with the HEPA filter, anti-allergen seals keep the dust trapped tightly inside the vacuum canister, and not in the air you breathe.
Strong Suction Technology
Don’t get a vacuum that sucks….unless you’re talking about its suction power. Then the more it sucks, the better! This will allow the vacuum to lift more allergens from the fibers of the carpet. Some vacuums boast about its suction strength. Look for those. If you can, also find one with a suction control feature, which usually means high amounts of suction strength.
Your car isn’t the only thing that has emissions. Your vacuum emits pollutants while you are vacuuming. Look for a vacuum that has low emissions.
Professional Carpet Cleaners for Allergic Reaction Deduction
Always remember, even as you vacuum regularly to reduce allergens, you can’t forget about the need for professional carpet cleaning. If done correctly, professional carpet cleaners will extract deeply embedded dirt, allergens, and bacteria that the regular vacuum can’t reach.
Not all professional carpet cleaners use the same methods, however. Here at Van’s Chem-Dry in Sacremento, CA, we use a proprietary Hot Carbonation Extraction cleaning process that has been tested and proven to removed 98% of common household allergens from carpets and upholstery, as well as 89% of air-borne bacteria.
Keep allergens at bay by vacuuming daily with an anti-allergy vacuum, and call Van’s Chem-Dry to clean the carpets every 3-4 months!