Allergens Both Inside and OutAccording to New Mexico Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) , "The City of Albuquerque's Air Quality program lists the following trees/plants associated with seasonal allergies:
Chenopodiaceae (common weeds)
It simply is not feasible to stay inside to "wait out" the season and it can be especially frustrating when you learn that many of the outdoor allergens, some too small to see with the naked eye, travel easily inside your home on your clothing, through a window or door on your pets. In addition, the inside of your home contains many unique allergens of its own including pet dander, dust mites, mold, even some insects (cockroaches…yuck). According to the EPA indoor pollutants can be 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor pollutants. Is there anything that can be done to reduce the allergens you are experiencing so you are not simply feeling completely miserable especially in your own home?
Well, we have some good news for you, there are a several things you can do to make your home more allergy-friendly.
Clean, Clean, Clean - Regular cleaning is really important, to remove any allergens that may be causing your allergy symptoms to flare up. It is important to dust regularly from the top down. Begin at the highest point for example your ceiling including ceiling fans, and dust or clean your way down so as you do the dust or dirt will fall and land in or on an area that hasn't been dusted. Pay extra attention to areas you don't normally clean (nooks or crannies) looking especially for any water type of damage that can cause mold. Finally vacuum your carpet, area rugs, flooring with a vacuum that uses a hepa grade filter. (Don't forget to clean or replace your cleaning tools, especially the vacuum cleaner, brooms, mops, dusters, etc.)
Change the air filters in your HVAC system often (recommendations vary depending upon the type of filter and the number of people and pets.) Consider getting your air ducts professionally cleaned. It is recommended that they be cleaned every 3-5 years, more frequent if you have pets or children with allergies.
Give pets regular baths if you have an allergy to your pet. There are some special shampoos (reduce dander) that can be used as well. Keep pets in or out of certain areas of your home so you have a location that is free from their dander. The bedroom may be an important pet free zone so you can get some good sleep. Remember to wash up and/or shower after playing with your pets and before getting on your bed, to reduce the chance of transferring their hair or dander.
Professional Carpet Cleaning - Carpet cleaning is one of the best ways to get rid of all the dirt, allergens, and germs in your home because your carpet really is one giant air filter. Your carpet acts as a passive air filter by trapping dust, germs, pollen, and other particles within its fibers. The amount of dust and other contaminants that carpet carries is unbelievable—and hard to see. When you don't see the dust and particles with your eyes, it can be easy to think that skipping your annual professional carpet cleaning service won't be a problem. Zerorez New Mexico uses hot water extraction and a patented wand to clean your carpets, removing 2x the dirt and water as our competition. We also clean without harsh soaps or chemicals, reducing the allergy concern due to soaps and chemicals. Our process leaves your carpet clean and dry within a few hours as well.
Professional Upholstery and Mattress Cleaning - Upholstery and mattresses should be cleaned regularly to reduce allergens and pollutants as well as keep them looking and smelling fresh. Zerorez New Mexico provides professional upholstery and mattress cleaning services using hot water extraction and our water based cleaner ZrClean™. It is recommended that you vacuum your upholstery and mattresses on a regular basis to remove dirt, dust, dander, dust mites, pet hair, etc.
A Clean Home is a Healthy Home™
There is a relationship between the indoor air quality and the way we clean and maintain our homes. That's why it's so important to have your carpets cleaned regularly by a professional. Zerorez New Mexico will provide a deep clean that helps remove dirt, allergens, and germs from your carpet, upholstery and mattresses.
Our thorough cleaning process has been lab-tested and proven to clean at the highest levels. Our carpet cleaning process creates both a better carpet appearance and improves the overall indoor air quality and cleanliness of your home. Not only do we professionally clean carpets, but our highly-trained technicians are also qualified to clean upholstery, area rugs, mattresses, tile and grout, and other hard surfaces.
So if you're looking for a way to make your home more allergy-friendly, visit the best carpet cleaners in Albuquerque and the surrounding area, Zerorez New Mexico online or give us a call at (505) 585-5053. We are proudly serving Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Los Lunas and surrounding areas.