March 11, 2015

Myths About Carpeting and Allergies

If you would like some soft, lush carpeting in your home, but you hesitate because you worry about the carpet triggering your allergies, stop hesitating!

There are many myths surrounding carpeting and allergies. Knowing the truth will help you decide whether carpet is the best flooring choice for your home.

  • Carpeting diminishes air quality inside your home – The truth is that carpeting can actually improve the air quality in your home. Dust and other allergens that come into your home will settle into the carpeting. As long as you vacuum and professionally clean your carpets regularly, you can keep those allergens at a minimum. With hard floors, those same allergens will be stirred around with every step, putting them back into the air – and into your lungs.
  • VOCs in carpets lead to allergic reactions – While this may have been true years ago, today’s manufacturers use the least amount of VOCs in carpeting to ensure the health of consumers. Pay attention to the labels, choose the carpeting with low VOC levels, and you should be good to go.
  • Carpet cleaning solutions can irritate allergies – Some cleaning solutions can trigger allergies, but this applies to the harsh chemical cleaners; as long as you hire a professional that uses a natural cleaning process, you will not have to worry about an allergy attack.

Those three myths are the primary myths surrounding carpeting and allergies. The best thing you can do to prevent an allergy attack is to maintain your carpet. Regular vacuuming, as well as professional cleaning, will remove the dust and allergens from your carpeting. This will keep it clean and fresh – an asset to your home, instead of an allergy trigger. There is no reason why someone with allergies cannot enjoy the beauty and comfort that carpeting can bring to a home!

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