The weather is changing, and many of us are experiencing mild to severe allergies. But did you know that the average home in the U.S. contains twice as much pollution as the outdoors? A little spring cleaning could be the key to finding relief! At Chem-Dry Four Seasons, your trusted source for allergen and bacteria removal, we want to help you by showing the most common areas of concern in your home and how to effectively clean them.
Problem Area: Upholstery & Carpets
Dust and dirt settle into carpet & furniture more than anywhere else. Although you may vacuum regularly, you’ll need to take cleaning a step further to remove deep dirt and allergens from these fibers.
Solution: Try using protectant on your carpet and upholstery. This not only prevents stains from sinking deeper into the fibers, but can block dust and allergens so they remain on the surface and are easily vacuumed away. Continue to vacuum weekly and also have your carpet and upholstery professionally cleaned by Chem-Dry Four Seasons at least once a year, 2-3 times a year if you have children or pets. Our Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning method removes on average 98.1% of allergens from carpet and upholstery and 89% of airborne bacteria! Read more in our Home Health Study.
Problem Area: Hardwood Floors & Area Rugs
Contrary to popular belief, hardwood floors aren’t necessarily cleaner than your carpet. Dust and allergens land on hardwood floors, sit on the surface, and are quickly distributed back through the air with regular foot traffic. Hardwood floors are also major collectors of bacteria & germs.
Solution: Mop your hardwood floors weekly with a disinfecting solution. Place area rugs on your hardwood floors, especially in high traffic areas. They will act as filters, trapping dust and allergens that can be vacuumed away weekly. Also, just like with carpet, have your area rugs professionally cleaned at least once a year.
Problem Area: Ceiling Fans & Blinds
Blinds collect dirt particles and allergens that enter in through your windows. Ceiling fans collect dust as well and rapidly distribute it throughout your home when in use.
Solution: Because dust and dirt accumulate so quickly, start a weekly habit of wiping down blinds and ceiling fans. You could also replace blinds with window shades for more convenience.
Problem Area: Heating & Air Conditioning Filters
These filters collect allergens & bacteria, preventing them from being distributed into the air you breathe.
Solution: Be familiar with the instructions on your filters and have the replaced according to the suggestions. This is especially important during winter months when you spend more time indoors.
Chem-Dry Four Seasons is your trusted partner in promoting a happy, healthy home. Learn more about our cleaning services and the Home Health Study that fuels everything we do!
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