When cold weather comes to an end, opening the windows to let some fresh air in feels really great. However, for many of us, a nearly invisible enemy is waiting just outside. If you suffer from springtime allergies, you’re not alone. Chem-Dry carpet cleaning is here to help you find relief from common allergens and enjoy a more comfortable home environment.
Understanding Allergy Symptoms
When plants blossom in the spring season, they produce and release tiny particles of pollen to fertilize other plants. The pollen produced by different varieties of trees, grasses, and flowers can be carried long distances by the wind and trigger symptoms in those who are allergic.
When you have an allergy to pollen, your immune system perceives those tiny pollen grains as a foreign substance to combat. In an effort to repel the particles, your body may react in a way that generates the following symptoms:
- Frequent sneezing
- Congested or runny nose
- Watery eyes
- An itching sensation in the mouth, eyes, or nose
- Skin irritation or a rash
Finding Relief From Spring Allergies
If allergies are affecting your quality of life, it’s important to make an appointment with a board-certified allergist who can design a treatment plan for your specific allergy. Following your doctor’s recommended treatment plan can help relieve your allergy symptoms.
But did you know there are also several things you can do to limit your exposure to allergens and improve how you feel during allergy season? For example, you may choose to spend your time indoors in between peak pollen times. Pollen counts are generally highest in the morning and at dusk. They are also especially high on warm, windy days. When you do go out and about, opt to wear sunglasses and a hat to prevent pollen from coming in contact with your eyes and getting stuck in your hair.
Because pollen can be tracked from the outdoors into your home environment, a space that should be your safe haven from allergens, it is important to take precautions throughout the spring season. We suggest taking the following steps to minimize allergens circulating in your home:
- Avoid opening windows, especially on high pollen count days
- Take off your shoes before entering the house
- Shower and wash your hair after going outside
- Change clothes after being outdoors
- Wash bed linens on a weekly basis
- Towel down pets before they come indoors
- Utilize professional upholstery and carpet cleaning
How Our Carpet Cleaning Service Can Help You Deal with Allergens
At Chem-Dry of OKC/Edmond, our only goal isn’t to help make your home cleaner by giving your carpet and upholstery a deep clean. We also aim to make your home a healthier space that is more comfortable to live in. We are proud to offer upholstery and carpet cleaning services that help protect people who suffer from common allergies and enable them to find relief when they’re at home.
It’s important to keep in mind that your carpets and upholstered furniture act like an air filter in your home. When they are clogged with too much dust and dirt, more airborne particles will be left to circulate in the air. As a result, ensuring your carpets are regularly deep cleaned can help boost their performance and minimize airborne allergens in the space where you spend most of your time.
Our carpet cleaning service utilizes the Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process to remove 98.1% of common non-living allergens from your carpet. Wondering how we found this specific number? We had our core cleaning process tested by an independent laboratory to ensure we are doing our part to help people cope with allergies. We are proud to play an important role in keeping your home healthy and comfortable, so you can enjoy spring and the warmer weather.
Professional Carpet Cleaning in Edmond, OK
Are you ready to get started with our carpet cleaning service? Call (405) 771-2009 today to connect with a local technician and discover the difference our carpet cleaning approach can make for your health and your home.