Having Allergy Problems In Your Home? Carpeting Could Be The Problem

Posted on: 14 October 2016

If you are having a problem with allergies in your home and you have done many things to improve the air and minimize allergens, the problem could be your carpeting. With shoes and traffic the carpeting in your home could be filled with bacteria and irritants, and until you replace it you may suffer from asthma, allergies, and more. Here are a few things to consider when you're ready to replace your carpeting to make your house clean.

Anti-Microbial Carpeting Options

There are carpeting materials and fabrics that are designed to help people with allergies and problems with carpeting fibers. If you're having a problem with the carpeting material of your current carpeting, take it into the carpet dealer so they can tell you what type of carpeting you have, and what options are composed of different fabrics and hypo-allergenic materials. This can help with your allergy problems significantly.

Pad Replacement

The carpet padding is where all the liquids go when someone spills something or has wet shoes, or when animals are walking around the carpeting. The pad could host mold, mildew, and dander, along with other allergy irritants, and replacing the carpeting padding at the same time you replace the carpeting is important. The thicker the carpeting pad, the softer the carpeting will be to stand and walk on.

Regular Cleaning Service Plan

Talk with the carpeting service provider to see if they have any type of service plan to come and clean the carpets after you spend the money to buy new carpeting for your home. If they offer some type of cleaning service to help maintain and preserve the carpeting, and to help eliminate bacteria from growing in the carpeting, this service can help prevent allergies and irritants from becoming a problem again in the future.

Replacing the carpeting could help with the allergy issues in your house significantly, so get to a local carpet dealer and find out what it's going to cost to get a high quality carpeting that is designed to minimize allergies. You want to know how much it will cost to have the old carpeting and the old carpeting padding removed, and ask if you should treat the baseboards for mold and mildew or other bacteria before putting down the new flooring. All these carpeting and padding changes don't just improve air quality; they also improve the value of your home. 

For more information, talk to a professional like Costen Flooring America.