Controlling Allergens in Your Home

Controlling Allergens in Your HomeDust is one of the most common allergens that accumulate in the home. Aside from building up and detracting from the look of your home, dust contains substances that can trigger asthma symptoms and allergic reactions. Read this article to learn about how you can control dust and other allergens in your home through upholstery and carpet cleaning in Tampa .

Use the Air Conditioner

Avoid opening the windows or using a window fan during allergy season, as this brings allergens into your home. Instead, keep the windows closed and use an air conditioner with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. Change the filter once per month or according to the manufacturer's recommendation to ensure effective filtration of allergens.

Seek Regular Upholstery Cleaning and Carpet Cleaning Services

Upholstered furniture can build up a great deal of dust and allergens. Scheduling upholstery cleaning and carpet cleaning services every six months is the best way to keep allergens from collecting. But if you smoke inside or have pets you may need to clean more often. Professional carpet cleaners can remove stains left by dirt, pets, and food. They can also keep your carpets free of bacteria, funguses, and viruses. At Bowden's Carpet Cleaning, we go the extra mile by using Rotovac scrub cleaning as well as truck-mounted steam cleaning and deodorization.

Clean Surfaces and Vacuum Carpets Regularly

Wipe furniture, tables, and countertops clean every day, and damp mop hard floors every day to prevent the buildup of allergens. You should also dust and vacuum one or two times per week with a HEPA-filter-equipped vacuum cleaner to remove allergen buildup. Wear a mask to avoid being irritated by the allergens that are released in the air during cleaning. You may want to wet vacuum or steam the carpet between professional cleanings for the best results.