Fall is in the Castle Rock air, and so are all the pollens and allergens that tickle our throats, make us cough, and remind us of what we should be doing to keep our carpets as clean as possible this time of year. Pollens, molds, and changes in humidity make the allergy season almost unbearable. We’ve all heard of “carpet cleaning,” but a good fall carpet cleaning is just as beneficial. TLC Carpet Care in Castle Rock Co created a list of suggestions you can do to keep those allergy-inducing pests at bay.
1.) Vaccuum twice a week. We can’t stress this enough. Fall season or not, weekly vacuuming in your Castle Rock home is necessary. And start from the top down. Start by dusting down those hard-to-reach places, light fixtures, etc. Get them cleaned! With dust therein-lies the problem. Dust. It accumulates from the ceiling down, so don’t be afraid to get out that vacuum hose and use it. Knock down any cobwebs you see, and vacuum them up. Continue with vacuuming your furniture, ceiling fans and light fixtures before making your way down to the baseboards and eventually your carpets.
2.) Once you’ve used your vacuum, use it in those forgotten places, such as under and behind the sofa (to get those persistent dust bunnies), under the bed, and all of your upholstered furniture (namely couches and chairs). All of this fabric lures in dust and lets it seep in and accumulate.
3.) Clean your Foyers. Again, this can often get forgotten about. Entry ways to our homes are how we go in and outdoors during our busy lives. Clean those entry way matts – at least once a week. We rarely stop to think about what we’re tracking into the house from the outdoors; pollen, dust, dirt, animal dander. We carry it on our hands and touch our doors, we bring it in on our shoes. It’s best to vacuum these matts– just inside the doorways and down the halls – at least twice a week. An even further precaution is having a no-shoes policy, which will greatly reduce the amount of allergens in your home.
4.) Dust. It seems like such an obvious solution, but dusting on a daily basis can greatly reduce the amount of dust mites in your home. The best way to dust is not to scatter the mites away with simple brushing; use a damp terry cloth (Pledge) to attract and get rid of the dust. Do this to all hard surfaces in your home daily.
5.) Reduce pet dander. Pet dander from cats and dogs can be the main source of allergies for those prone to them. Brushing your cats and dogs at least once a week can reduce the amount of dander. The protein found in pet dander, saliva, and urine can cause allergies in humans, so it’s best to keep them brushed! You can also vacuum regularly, keep your pets hair off your furniture, and create “hair-free” zones in your Castle Rock home to eliminate the areas that will trigger these allergies. Lastly call your local carpet cleaning company to get those carpets professionally cleaned.
For more info on Carpet Cleaning For Fall Allergies visit our website at tlccarpetcare.net