When visitors walk in your home, do they ever make comments about the smell? Many times people who have a dirty carpet, don’t realize that it has begun to smell, since their nasal passages have become used to a certain amount of odor. Households that smell, especially of pets, can be embarrassing at the time. There also many benefits to having your carpets cleaned that may not be obvious before you have it done. You may have noticed that your nose is stuffed up, and your eyes are watery, whenever you are in your carpeted rooms, you may have even blamed it on hay fever.
There certain kinds of proteins that come in pet dander, which is a combination of dead skin and hair off of your pet, and when they are in higher concentrations can cause allergies, plus some kinds of asthma. In addition to that, many people are highly allergic to dust mites, that can live in your carpet eating the pet dander and other organic materials, then leaving their own droppings in the carpet as well. There may actually be more people allergic to dust mites than dogs and cats, but regular steam cleaning of your carpets thoroughly, is the solution to both problems.
If you have allergies and they’ve been acting up lately, you’ll not want to go with just a regular carpet cleaning, but specifically ask for a steam cleaning instead. Some carpet cleaners just use hot tap water, which can be fine if you don’t have any major problems, however, a true steam cleaner actually heats the water before it jets it into the carpet fibers, thereby killing dust mites, mold, bacteria or any other living creatures. The machine then extracts the dirt, organic matter, and dead dust mites with high-powered suction.
Living with allergies can lead to long-term health problems because your body is constantly creating antibodies and histamines in order to battle the allergens in the air. By having your carpet regularly steam cleaned by professionals you can breathe easier and live healthier as well.