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Your carpeting probably harbors many unseen hazards including dust, dirt, mold, mildew, pollen, dander, and other allergens. Regular exposure to the indoor air pollutants in your carpeting can cause headaches, coughing, and more, making it a critical concern for homeowners. Address the hazards in your carpeting of your Sarasota, Florida, home mindfully to minimize impact.

Update Your Flooring

If you have the opportunity to install new flooring, this is the best way to eliminate asthma and allergy symptoms that are often caused by dusty, dirty carpeting. Hard floors like tile, laminate, or hardwood are the best option. You can soften these up with small, machine-washable rugs throughout the home. If you want to stick with wall-to-wall carpeting, opt for a product with a short, tight weave rather than a high pile that will hide more debris.

Vacuum Diligently

You should vacuum at least once or twice a week to pull dust and allergens from your carpeting. Locate the filter in your vacuum cleaner and make sure you’re changing it regularly so it will work as efficiently as possible. The best option is a vacuum with a HEPA filter. This highly efficient filter captures 99.97 percent of airborne particles.

Clean Up the Air

Regular vacuuming stirs up many of the troublesome particles that are hiding in your carpets, pulling them into the air. From there, your HVAC system will pull these dust and dirt particles into the ducts and ultimately to your filter. You can eliminate the worst of the allergens by changing your HVAC filter regularly. If you have asthma and allergy sufferers in your home, you may also want to add a whole-house air cleaner to your HVAC system. This will eliminate a greater percentage of the allergens than a standard air filter.

Deal with allergens in your carpet by working from the ground up. Begin by keeping your flooring clean, but also address your indoor air quality. Contact Aqua at 941-306-3715 for help keeping your air clean and breathable.

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