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Carpet Cleaning Can Help Eliminate Allergy and Asthma Symptoms
Carpet Cleaning Can Help Eliminate Allergy and Asthma Symptoms

After a long winter, everyone enjoys the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures. But for those with seasonal allergies, spring can also mean the return of symptoms such as sneezing, sniffling, shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing.

“While being around pollen is unavoidable, there are several ways to help reduce your exposure,” said Edmund Bedient, owner of Clear Choice Carpet Cleaning Services in West Seneca. If you suffer from allergies, consider the following:

• Keep windows closed in the home and car, using an air conditioner if needed to clean, cool and dry the air.
• Some people may need to avoid going outside when the levels are high. Check local pollen reports to find out when you're most at risk.
• Limit outdoor activities on days with high pollution levels since air pollution can increase the negative health effects of pollen. Check your local air quality health index.
• If possible, people allergic to pollen should not cut the lawn.
• If you've been outside during peak pollen season, take a shower and change into fresh clothes.

“For families suffering from seasonal allergies, we also recommend carpet cleaning every four to six months,” Bedient added. “Cleaning your carpet regularly keeps pollen and allergens from building up and will also remove 99 percent of the allergens already in your carpet. A thorough carpet cleaning will also eliminate dust mites, which contribute to allergy and asthma symptoms.”

We can't see or hear them, but dust mites are around us every day. Dust mites are microscopic insects that feed off the flakes of skin that people and pets shed daily. They thrive in warm, humid environments like mattresses, pillows, carpeting and bedding. These pesky critters can be carried on human hair, animal dander, food scraps, stuffed toys and even chalk dust. To get rid of them, you must wash out the existing droppings and block or kill the mites.

For more information, please contact Clear Choice Cleaning Services at 827-8484 or visit www.buffalocarpets.com. You can also follow the company on Facebook for frequent updates.
(Portions of this article courtesy of News Canada and the Ontario Lung Association.)

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