The carpeting in your house, while being luxurious and beautiful, can act like a giant filter that catches all the dust, dirt, dead skin cells, and even cooking odors, then holds on to them until the next time you clean it. Meanwhile, there are millions of tiny creatures called dust mites, that are eating and defecating in your carpet 24 hours a day. These tiny mites have the appearance of microscopic crabs, however, a large percentage of humans are highly allergic to their droppings in the carpet. You might be thinking that since you vacuum your carpet quite frequently, it must be clean, but the grease and oil from cooking combined with spilled food, pet dander, and other unspeakable grime, attaches itself to the carpet fibers and is difficult to remove.
If you really want a clean carpet, and to eliminate a great portion of the allergens that are floating through your home, not only do you need to vacuum quite frequently, but you should have your carpet professionally steam cleaned several times a year. Most carpet manufacturers actually recommend vacuuming regularly and professional cleaning several times year in order to remove all the grime and grit that tends to act like sandpaper to were out your carpet. You can even tell when a carpet hasn’t been taken care of or maintained, because of the wear patterns on the carpet even after it’s fresh vacuumed. This is due to the actual carpet fibers been worn down and ground off by dirt.
It is also a good idea to have all of your heating ducts vacuumed out each time that you have your carpet professionally cleaned. If nothing else, take each of the heating registers off and insert your vacuum hose down inside the ducks and clean as far and deep as you possibly can. Be sure do the same to the fresh air inlet duct that goes into your furnace as well.
If you notice that your nose has been stuffed up lately, especially when you’re inside your home rather than outside, then most likely you’ve developed an allergy to dust mites. And the best way to get rid of them, is to schedule an appointment with a professional carpet cleaner in your area.