Unfortunately, a lot of Troy residents suffer from allergies, especially in the spring. In fact, according to the Allergy Foundation of America, an estimated 50 million Americans suffer from nasal allergies. In addition, the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology reports that allergies are the third most common chronic disease in children under 18 years of age.
So, whether you have adult or child allergy sufferers living in your Troy home, make their environment safer and more comfortable by following these simple housecleaning tips. Remember that (according to the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology) 50% of American homes host at least six different allergens on a regular basis. Yet, you can minimize the allergies within your house with just a little extra effort.
AchooAlergy.com reports that you should keep the humidity level in your home at or below 50% if you or a family member is allergic to mold or dust mites. These allergens thrive in humid conditions, so consider installing a dehumidifier if you don’t already have one.
WebMD.com recommends washing clothing worn by allergy sufferers in water that is at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit, or hot enough to kill dust mites. Also, you should routinely wash plush toys played with be children with allergies.
A lot of Troy residents think of spring as the time to clean out unwanted to clutter, and that’s great. However, if there are allergy sufferers in your home, you should minimize clutter year-round. WebMD.com reports that piles of clothing and stacks of paper almost always harbor allergens like dust mites. They can also trap dust or even cockroaches.
Make sure that your vacuum is equipped with a true HEPA filter, which, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must remove at least 90% of allergy-causing particles (0.3 microns or larger) from the air. Otherwise, it is NOT a true HEPA filter.
Even if Troy homeowners routinely vacuum their carpets with high-quality machines equipped with HEPA filters, they still can’t eliminate every allergy-causing particle hiding in most carpets. To get your carpets and rugs truly clean, trust the experts at Centurion Services Inc.
We offer the kind of safe, environmentally-friendly, healthy carpet cleaning that’s perfect for allergy sufferers in Troy and throughout Southeast Michigan. It’s also important for our clients to know that we don’t use water in our carpet cleaning process. Steam carpet cleaning can, unfortunately, encourage mold growth in your home, which is terrible for everyone, but especially those with allergies.
Centurion Services Inc are the go-to experts for carpet cleaning Troy, carpet cleaning Grosse Pointe, and carpet cleaning services in Macomb and Oakland County. In fact, we proudly serve clients throughout Southeast Michigan, from Clarkston to Saint Clair Shores.
So, give us a call at 1-800-722-8855, or fill out the contact form on our website for a free quote.