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Carpets are an integral part of your home decor, but they could also be contributing to the cause of your summer allergies.

What’s in your carpet?

Microscopic allergens

Microscopic allergens like pollen, food particles, skin cells, dust mites, and smoke are regularly tracked into our homes. Carpets act as a filter, trapping these tiny particles until they are physically removed. If left untreated, the allergens only multiply- leaving your home with dirty carpets and low air quality.

Dirty carpet causes allergies

Mold & Bacteria

We all know Kansas City experiences summers with extreme heat and humidity. The humidity and warmth paves the way for mold and mildew to permanently settle in your carpet pads, again posing a health risk, bad odor, and permanent staining. Molds and fungi can also release toxic chemicals called mycotoxins that are detrimental to your health.

How does it affect me?

Respiratory Problems

Breathing in these allergens can cause respiratory issues even in healthy occupants. Dirty carpets release dust particles back into the air, which can aggravate or induce allergies like wheezing, sneezing, or coughing. Elderly people, children, and those with asthma or other respiratory problems are at higher risk and are more vulnerable to symptoms. Being exposed to these unhealthy conditions for a long period of time can worsen health and breathing conditions.

What can I do to remove allergens?

Vacuum Regularly

  • Vacuum your home at least once per week to help pick up anything lurking on the surface of your carpets.

Clean Your Air Filter

  • Air filters help catch some of those allergens that are floating around your home. Regular cleaning and air filter replacement will help your family breathe a little easier, especially if they’re suffering from summer allergies.

Schedule a Professional Cleaning

  • A professional cleaning is one of the best ways to remove dust, pet dander and other allergens that are deep in your carpets. Schedule an appointment with McGeorge Brothers ChemDry of Kansas City today.

Dirty carpets happen to even the cleanest of homes, but they can pose health risks to your family if left untreated. Along with regular vacuuming, it is also important to opt for an annual or biannual professional restorative cleaning to get rid of potentially-harmful particles settling in your carpets.

Call McGeorge Brothers ChemDry of Kansas City at (816) 533-4377 to schedule your appointment.