Approximately 45 million people suffer from allergies each year, but did you know that we aren’t the only ones that deal with these issues? Many pet owners aren’t aware that 10% of dogs also deal with seasonal allergies. There are important precautions that pet owners can do to help reduce the risk of a pet having an allergic reaction. From routine baths to foot soaks to bringing in professional carpet cleaners, this infographic explains how we can help our pets stay allergy-free this Fall.
And before medication has to come into play, remember to have a professional carpet & upholstery cleaning in order to remove any remaining allergens and dirt. Then maintain your clean surfaces by vacuuming every 5-7 days with a HEPA filter-equipped vacuum.
Upholstery is something that is often overlooked when considering to clean your home. Your carpet may cover more square footage -but we bet you’ll spend more time sitting in your favorite armchair than on the living room floor!
Here are three reasons to have your upholstery cleaned regularly.
1. Keeps your furniture looking clean: One thing is having your favorite sofa feeling “broken in” but it’s another for it to look broken. Keeping your furniture looking nice makes you want to maintain it and keep it longer. Calling to schedule a professional upholstery cleaning periodically will help you maintain a clean and better looking decor in your home.
2. Keep your family healthy: Simply put, your health is the primary reason you want to keep clean upholstery. Unfortunately, there are many allergens and pollutants that you don’t see that linger deep inside your furniture. Without the proper cleaning, your favorite sofa will be the favorite resting spot for dust mites which can create havoc to your health, especially for people with breathing issues, such as asthma.
3. Improve your home’s air quality: Most people don’t realize that your upholstery acts as a giant air filter. Dust and allergens collect on the soft surface, then gets stirred back into the air causing poor indoor air quality. A regular cleaning can get rid of problems such as mold, dust, mildew, and allergens. Similar to changing out your AC filters regularly.
The indoor air quality in your home may be affecting your health and the health of your family members. On average, we spend about 90% of our time indoors and indoor air quality is much worse than outdoor air quality these days. Here are some things you can do to improve the air quality in your home:
- Regular housecleaning including dusting and vacuuming
- Make sure to change your air filters regularly
- If and when possible, open your windows to let fresh air in
- Avoid harsh chemical cleaning products
Carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning will also help improve indoor air quality. These microscopic, irritating particles land on the soft surfaces of your home. Carpeting and upholstery acts as a natural air filter so they must be cleaned to keep the allergens at bay.