The carpet acts as a trap, holding dust and allergens from the air we breathe. Put simply, what falls on the carpet (dust, pet hairs and many other particles you breathe) remains in the carpet trap until it is removed by vacuum cleaner or steam cleaner. Unlike smooth floor surfaces that allow dust and other allergens to recirculate into the breathing air, properly maintained and suitably chosen carpets actually contribute to improving air quality.
Benefit from the carpet
Independent studies have compared the distribution of dust in the air associated with our normal activity on hard and soft floor surfaces. Conclusions show that walking on hard surfaces “shifts” more particles than walking on a carpet. By contrast, the surface of the carpet retains more particles so that the movement of the carpet mixes fewer particles, resulting in a reduced amount of dust in the breathing zone of children and adults.
It does not matter if you remove your shoes as soon as you pass through the door. It does not matter if you keep your home impeccably clean – some allergens will make their way inside. After all, they are almost invisible. Once these allergens – dust, pollen, dandruff, microscopic molds and other organisms – penetrate the house, gravity pulls them to the floor. There they are trapped in and around the fibers of the paved carpets. Of course, this reduces the possibility of these unpleasant little things circulating in the air where you can inhale them and have a constantly running nose, but each step on the carpet returns small clouds of particles back into the air.
Carpets made by harmless materials
The good news is that people with allergies and asthma may have carpets in their home. Most fibers used in mass-produced rugs and carpets today are from harmless materials such as polyester and nylon, the same made of clothes and bags. These synthetic blends are obtained in fiber-forming laboratories that repel allergens; In part, they are organic products and provide a “non-invasive” environment for allergens. For example, the molds have nothing to eat and the dispute dries. Nylon is the most effective material for making rugs, where allergy can be controlled. Wool, on the contrary, should be avoided, as allergens and mold can be retained and developed into it. Regardless of the material, avoid shaved, mossy carpets – shorter threads, the fewer places the dust can hold. For the same reason, choose a carpet with tightly woven threads.
How to choose carpet
When choosing a carpet, remember that they are often treated with special chemicals to neutralize or repel irritating particles. Buy carpets with a small amount of volatile organic compounds – a VOC (volatile organic compound) label, the production of which is limited to the use of substances such as formaldehyde and benzene. Over time, with standard carpet cleaning, some of these substances will become gas and will pass into the air, thus affecting air quality and the impact of allergies. You may ask wholesalers or retailers for other “green” extras such as a suitable pad.
But no matter what type of carpet you choose, dust, pollen and other allergies are still there. To get rid of them regularly vacuum and clean with detergents or pads. Use deep vacuum cleaning, regular and professional carpet cleaning, or invest in highly efficient HEPA filters (high-efficiency particulate air) that capture harmful particles in the air. Some modern vacuum cleaners are equipped with such.
To keep your carpet clean and in good condition regularly call to a carpet cleaning company.