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Mold, Fungus, Allergy, and Asthma: Springfield, Mo.

Household carpeting can possess more potential health concerns than many homeowners realize. Including toxins and allergens such as pet dander, dust mites, fungus, and mold that can hide deep in the carpet and trigger allergy and asthma issues for residents and visitors. The good news is that you can change this with an ongoing cleaning program that includes vacuuming and professional carpet cleaning that will ensure your carpeting remains clean and healthy.

Mold and Fungus

Did you know that the risk of mold and fungus in your carpet is so great that it’s part of the potential home health hazards database of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The greatest risk is for carpeting located in or outside kitchens and bathrooms, typically the wettest rooms in the home. Mold spores can trigger allergy and asthma attacks and create headaches as well as eye, nose and throat irritation. Mold also can spread beyond the carpeting and become an issue throughout the home, if not handled properly. Professional Steam Cleaning will help by remove mold and fungus reducing the health risks. Ultra Carpet Care of Springfield MO. is equipped to take on the task by removing these hazards with our 220 degree steam and our powerful vacuum.  

Allergy and Asthma

The US Environmental Protection Agency says indoor air quality is a serious problem in our country. The greatest health risks come from dirt, toxins and allergens in our carpeting. Our floors are the largest horizontal surfaces in our homes giving airborne matter a place to settle. Some of the most common triggers for allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, includes dust mites, cockroaches, mold spores and animal dander, all of which can become buried in your carpeting. This is a greater potential threat than many homeowners realize as the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has estimated that 1 out of 5 people in the country are affected in some way by allergies or asthma, making a clean carpet a top priority.

Door Mats

It is a good idea to use two doormats; outside and inside. The idea is to reduce the amount of dirt, dust and toxins that are tracked into the building since these can affect the health of the people inside the home. The outside mat will remove the bulk of dirt and grime from the yard and elsewhere, but the addition of the indoor mat will further reduce the dirt that makes it to your carpeting. That means your vacuuming will be more efficient and your family is less likely to be affected by molds, fungus or toxins that trigger allergy and asthma attacks. But most importantly, Get your carpets professionally steam cleaned on an annual time period. Call Ultra Carpet Care of Springfield Missouri. Steam Cleaning is the best way to rid your home of the problem, and Ultra Carpet Care is the best way to get your home back on track.

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