Tuesday, Dec. 15th 2015

Dry Carpet Cleaning: Essential for People Suffering from Allergies

Allergy sufferers like to blame their allergies on any number of things—the weather, pollen, grass, dust, pet dander—you name it. Still, there are allergens lurking in all sorts of unexpected places, many of which are causing us to get sick more often and stay sick longer, partially because they’re hidden away where we can’t see them.

Carpets are one of those hidden sources of allergens. Sure, you regularly vacuum, and you definitely spot treat when you end up with a mess on your hands. But is it enough? What kinds of things are sinking into your carpet—ground in by your shoes, rubbed in as your pets roll around on the floor, or pressed down deep as your kids slide around under their blanket fort?

Carpet is a great flooring choice for allergy sufferers because, instead of floating around in the air, like it would in a house with hardwood, laminate, vinyl, or tile floors, allergens float down and stick to the carpet. It’s good because it keeps the allergens out of the air where you would breathe them in, but it’s bad because, if your carpets aren’t regularly and properly cleaned, you can wind up with an even bigger mess on your hands than you realize.

Allergens aren’t the only problems! Mold and mildew can also grow silently under your carpet. In areas where leakages have occurred, from spilled juice boxes to broken or leaky pipes and even poorly performed carpet cleaning, the extra water provides an ideal breeding ground for harmful fungi to grow.

Mold can cause all sorts of problems, like muscle and joint pain, difficulty breathing (and other respiratory system conditions, like asthma), headaches, anxiety, depression, gastrointestinal problems, and more. The presence of mold can even weaken your immune system, causing you to get sick more often.

Having your carpets regularly dry cleaned (as opposed to steam cleaning, which uses a lot of water and, especially when poorly or inexpertly performed, can cause mold to grow rather than preventing it) can help prevent mold from growing under your carpets. Dry cleaning, as opposed to steam cleaning, uses minimal amounts of water—so little water, in fact, that you can walk on them immediately after the cleaning is complete!

At Hostess Carpet Care, we can clean your carpets using Host chemicals—the greenest dry carpet cleaning chemicals available on the market. We’re a woman-owned, woman-operated, local Kansas City business, and we’ve been specializing in dry carpet cleaning for over 25 years. Our system, which is 100% green, 100% clean, and 100% dry, is not only good for you and your carpets, but cleans better than hot water, steam, or shampoo methods offered by other carpet cleaning companies.

Call us today at (816) 454-1010 for your free estimate, in-home or by phone. Visit our website at DryCarpetCleaningKC.com to get a 10% coupon for all dry carpet cleaning.

We know how important it is that your home be a clean and healthy environment for everyone in your family, and we’ll help you keep it that way. This allergy season, protect yourself by cleaning your floors—you’ll be glad you did.

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