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Carpets and Allergies Tampa Florida


Allergens such as dust and pollen can be tracked into your home on a daily basis causing coughing, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes. Many people assume that if they are suffering from allergies they should remove all carpeting from their home.  This is not necessarily true.  Carpets can actually help reduce the number of allergens in the home by trapping them deep in the carpet. Think of a carpet as a large air filter that traps particulate matter as it falls to the ground. As long as the carpets are being cleaned on a regular basis, they can be helpful in keeping allergens locked inside instead of circulating around the home. Proper cleaning techniques can help eliminate many of the allergens that are causing allergy symptoms. 

The key is proper and effective cleaning.  Routine vacuuming is a simple and effective way to remove many of these trapped allergens.  It is recommended that areas of heavy traffic be vacuumed at least twice a week. 

Regular professional cleanings are an important part of maintaining allergy free carpets. Have your carpets cleaned 2-3 times a year to remove trapped allergens and bacteria. If you have severe allergies, you should have it done more often. Rely on professional carpet cleaners, like Chem-Dry of Tampa, to know exactly which products are most effective in eliminating the allergens that affect you.  

Having your carpet professionally sanitized when cleaned will also reduce bacteria, viruses, and other biological contaminants that can add to allergy flair ups. Ask your carpet cleaning professional about sanitizing to make your home a healthy place to live.

For a professional cleaning and allergy assessment call Chem-Dry of Tampa today at (813) 402-8403, or visit our website at