Outside the confinements of our houses, we're always around toxic fumes that come from all sorts of places, like factories and automobiles.
However, we're more vulnerable to the damaging toxins that we're exposed to inside the house on a daily basis.
Yep, the area you refer to as your personal sanctuary is more than likely the most poisonous place of all.
On top of the toxins, there's also a great deal of possible allergens hidden in our home.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the amount of indoor air pollutants
may be 2 to 5 times greater than the pollutants found outside.
Indoor air pollution is ranked in the TOP 5 environmental threats to our health.
Taking into consideration that the majority of Americans spend 90% of the time indoors, this is seen as a major concern.
How can you help?
Purchase an air filter for your home that handles particulate matter.
Things like dust, pet dander, and chemical matter.
There are some free-standing air filters available online and in retail stores that work well, also.
The most advantageous filters for those with allergies are called high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters.
These filters are designed to remove allergens from the air.
Your bedroom is probably the most important area to run an air filter.
Simply because this is where we tend to spend the majority of our time.
It's often found to be the most polluted room in our homes.
Try to adjust your free-standing air filter so that it will direct the clean air toward you while you're sleeping.
If you are able to do so, try to clean your house every week.
Be sure to mop your floors with a clean, damp mop.
Also, vacuum all carpeted areas with a vacuum that has a small-particle or HEPA filter installed.
Remember to vacuum the backs of your upholstered chairs and sofas.
This is where dust, dust mites, and mold hides!
Wipe all of the dust from your window sills and other hard surface furniture.
If you suffer from allergies, be sure to wear a dust mask when cleaning your home.
Most importantly, call Chem-Dry of San Angelo to have your
carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned on a regular basis!
Although you probably keep your home sparkling clean, your sofa may be a some sort of a
Trojan horse that is housing an army of pet dander, dust mites, and more.
Most of us have no idea what is in our furniture. If we did, it would probably make us sick!
I am not referring to the loose change or that missing remote control.
I’m not even referring to the hardened chewing gum, or the numerous places
containing melted Life Savers we discover when we take off the sofa cushions.
I am referring to the truly funky stuff that has found its way into our sofa’s batting or foam core.
Things like spider webs, dust bunnies, hair balls, and mouse droppings!
Try this out and see for yourself.
Slap the arm of your sofa or a cushion that has been removed.
Check to see if a cloud of dust comes out of it.
If so, you are long overdue for a cleaning.
Besides for just the obvious gross-out factor, your beloved over-stuffed sectional or recliner could literally be making you sick.
Especially if you’re the least bit sensitive to any of the allergens or irritants it holds.
Indoor allergens often have symptoms that are very similar to pollen allergy symptoms.
Symptoms like sneezing, coughing, and having watery eyes.
This causes many people to mistakenly suspect hay fever allergies.
However, the fact is that they are reacting to one of the known 13 species of household dust mites or possibly pet dander.
Upholstery is another ideal environment for mold.
This can cause different, less aggressive symptoms.
One may find themselves to be tired, irritable, or possibly fatigued.
The area of a sofa where your pet likes to sit can have heavy concentrations of
their dander that hyper-sensitive people will have a more adverse reaction to the sofa
than if they were to bury their face in the pet’s fur!
The levels of cat or dog dander in homes without pets are occasionally just as high
as the levels found in homes with cats and dogs, some studies show.
People are vehicles for pet dander. We carry the pet dander from one place to another on our clothing.
Making direct contact with either dust mites or mold on a piece of upholstery can result in skin reactions.
These reactions may range from things like eczema or even hives.
Dust mites, dog dander, and cat dander can take up residence in your beautiful decorative pillows as well.
This holds especially true for feather pillows, which I like to refer to as dust-mite high rises.
If this sounds like you or maybe one of your loved ones, please give Chem-Dry of San Angelo a call today.
Stop the chronic suffering due to allergens in your carpet and upholstery.
You deserve to live in a much healthier environment.
Let us help you achieve that goal by professionally cleaning you carpet and upholstery.
Together, we can make a difference.
Just follow the tips and advice you found on this site.
It is probably much easier than you may think.
So, call us today at 325-658-1887
Are you or your members of the family one of the estimated forty million Americans that suffer from indoor allergies or one of the twenty five million individuals with asthma?
We are here to help. Indoor allergen relief in San Angelo is simply a phone call away.
Recent independent studies prove that you don't have to remove carpeting to control your allergy symptoms as long as it is correctly and effectively cleaned.
The fact is that common allergens are constantly traveling within the air you breathe and soft surfaces like carpets, rugs, and fabric-covered furniture actually act as huge filters, trapping these allergens and keeping them out of the air you and your family breathe.
However, much like the air filter in your home, carpet will get full of dirt, dust, dander, etc. over time and needs to be properly cleaned to remain effective at trapping these particulates as they settle from the air.
An easy way to ensure healthier air inside the house is by keeping your carpets clean and in good condition through regular vacuuming and having your carpet, area rugs, and upholstered belongings professionally cleaned every 90 -120 days to remove all of those trapped allergens.
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Chem-Dry needed to find out just how effective our cleaning process is in eliminating allergens from your home.
A leading independent air quality laboratory was commissioned to conduct a study using Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process in multiple homes.
The third-party, independent laboratory found that Chem-Dry removes an average of 98.1% of common household allergens from the carpets and upholstery we clean.
The common allergens we tested include cat and dog dander and dust mite allergens.
What does all of this mean to you?
It means that there are less allergens in your home to trigger an attack.
As a bonus, because we use 80% less water than typical steam cleaning, there is no excess water left behind to cause mold or mildew issues and a shorter dry time of only a few hours. This is why Chem-Dry cleans for your health like no one else.
The best way to fight allergies is to eliminate their source.
Our Dust Mite Anti-Allergen spray is a water-based anti-allergen solution containing powerful active ingredients proven effective against household dust mite allergens. Apply Dust Mite Anti-Allergen to carpets, mattresses, and furniture for safe, effective results.
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