If you’re allergies are getting worse while in your home, the cause can be rooted to your vacuum. The problem may be that you’re not vacuuming your home often enough (once a week is the minimum) or your vacuum is an older model that needs to be upgraded.
If you have an older vacuum, it’s quite possible that the model you have may not be working as well as it used to. The older vacuum you have may be releasing more dust, dander and bacteria than it is removing. What happens with some of the older vacuums is that the vacuum will pull in the particles and dirt out of your carpet and release them back into the air. The efficiency of the vacuum really all depends on the brand and age. It’s been said time and time again, but you truly do get what you pay for. Tests show that older vacuums and cheaper models release most dust and bacteria back into the air.
In reality, all vacuums release at least some dust and bacteria back into the air, and there’s no escaping that. This doesn’t mean vacuuming is a bad thing to do; it’s still very effective and is one of the best things to do to reduce air borne particles and improve your home environment. The key is to use a well-reviewed vacuum made by a reliable brand. So if you have an older or cheaper model, shell out the money to upgrade your vacuum.
In addition, you can do other things to reduce dust and debris in your home, such as washing throw rugs in hot water, replacing carpet with wooden floors and cleaning behind your furniture. Also something to note: vacuums with HEPA filters perform nearly the same as vacuums without HEPA filters.
There are many reasons why your carpet needs to be professionally cleaned on a normal schedule, with some reasons being obvious and some not. Besides the carpets getting a deep clean, there are other benefits to professional carpet cleaning that the light may not shine on.
First, there’s the increase of the durability of your carpet. Dust and debris build up on your carpet, breaking down carpet fibers. On top of that, warm weather will wear the carpet out even more. Professional carpet cleaning lifts out the destructive particles of the carpet, increasing the life of the carpet. Replacing the carpet is a lot more expensive than getting it professionally cleaned.
In addition, the atmosphere of your entire home will be healthier for you, your family and your friends. The allergy triggering particles in the carpet will be lifted from the carpet, purifying the air in your home. Not only will the carpet be cleaned, the carpet will also be deodorized if you request for it, giving your home a pleasant smell. This will add a nice fragrance to your house, adding to the clean feel.
Doing your own carpet cleaning, like vacuuming once every week, is fantastic but it’s really not enough. Hiring a professional carpet cleaning service to steam clean your carpets is important. If you rely on DIY home-cleaning alone, then there will be many particles, debris and stains that will be left behind. If these stains and particles are left behind, then they will cause allergic reactions and will continue to get worse, until they can’t be removed. The combination of DIY carpet cleaning and professional carpet cleaning will save you money and improve the health of your home.