When it comes to allergies, most people think about the spring season, but allergies are an issue all throughout the year. Studies are showing that Americans are spending more time at home, and with the growing gig economy, more and more people are working from home. So with more time being spent indoors, what can you do to keep the inside the healthiest environment possible?
Here are some things to do to keep your Chattanooga home healthy on the inside:
Vacuum. Your carpet and furniture upholstery are magnets for allergens. A key way to fight these allergens if by frequently vacuuming your chattanooga home. To ensure the maximum efficiency and effectiveness, make sure your vacuum has a HEPA filter. A HEPA filter stands for: high-efficiency particulate air. This filter works by forcing the air through a fine mesh that traps the particles that cause allergic reactions. When you use a HEPA filter, you will ensure you trap those harmful allergens like dust mites, mold spores, pet dander and pollen.
Don’t shampoo carpets or upholstery. Whether you choose to rent a shampoo based carpet cleaner from a hardware store or choose to call a local carpet cleaning company that uses a shampoo/steam cleaning approach, you put your Chattanooga home at great risk for mold. The heavy use of water on steam in the carpet cleaning process causes extreme saturation of the carpet. This method of cleaning carpet does not remove all the moisture upon “completion” of the cleaning process, which creates a perfect environment for mold growth.
Don’t use perfumed cleaners. We get it. There’s nothing better than a great smelling home, but what happens when that great smell comes at a great cost? The things that make those cleaning products and air fresheners smell so fantastic are actually harsh chemicals. Those chemicals tend to cause allergic reactions in a good majority of the population, but often, that allergic reaction is attributed to something else. What good is a great smelling home if it isn’t a healthy home?
Safe-Dry® of Chattanooga can effectively treat your Chattanooga home for dust mites, insect droppings, pet dander and other allergens. We offer an allergy treatment process that can denature all of these allergens from your carpet, upholstery, or other fabrics and get your air quality back to normal. A healthier home is a phone call away! Call us today for more information about Safe-Dry® Carpet Cleaning of Chattanooga’s allergy treatment!