The Dog Days of Summer Are Upon Us

Wow, I thought that it was Fall already.  Boy, was I wrong.  The weather cooled off and I’m pretty sure nearly 90% of everyone nearby was opening their windows at night to let the cool breeze in.  Problem is this is when most people have some serious allergy issues, myself included.

Pollen counts can skyrocket overnight and simply having your windows open at night is more than enough to illicit an allergic response in most people.  Have carpet in your home and you can bet that those microscopic grains of pollen will stick to the fibers that keep your feet warm in the winter.

What’s the best thing to do?  Find a reputable carpet cleaning company that uses steam extraction to clean your carpet.  Many of the newer truck-mounted systems are capable of whisking away nearly all of the common allergens, which will keep your sneezes to a minimum, your nose from running, and your eyes from itching.

While professional carpet cleaning can be somewhat expensive depending on your area and the amount of carpet your home contains, many will argue that not having to deal with being miserable due to allergies is well worth the cost.  Try to schedule regular professional carpet cleaning services and see how much better you feel.  You’ll likely be amazed (and sickened) by the amount of junk that gets pulled out of your carpets.

Another plus is that most children these days seem to deal with some sort of respiratory issues on a regular basis.  Be it asthma, reactive airway disease, or allergies, there is no question that the incidence of these conditions has been on the rise for years.  There can be many reasons for this, and regular carpet maintenance will undoubtedly alleviate the majority of acute respiratory cases that people struggle with.

I’m sure there is some study out there that can back me up on this.  I’ll have to root around on the ‘ol interwebs and see what I can find to substantiate my claim one of these years.

In the meantime, check out this video that I found online: