Three Areas of Your Home to Have Professionally Cleaned for Allergy Relief

Relief From Allergies

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Spring is here, and that means it’s time for seasonal allergies to rear their head. However, there are areas in your home that can increase allergies year round. Whereas seasonal allergies come and go, if you’re not cleaning these areas of your home you can experience allergic reactions all year round. Dust, mildew, and mold can move into your home and belongings without you knowing it. It is necessary to professionally clean these areas of your home so that you don’t have unwelcome guests.

HVAC

The HVAC of your home is like the arteries and veins of your house. Hot and cold air moves through it making sure your home stays at a comfortable temperature. If dust or mold settle and build up in your HVAC system, the circulating air will carry it out of the vents and into your respiratory system. Anyone that is allergic to dust or mold will have a hard time breathing if it accumulates. These things also tend to build up out of the reach of your Swiffer which is why it is best to call in the professionals.

Carpet

Carpets take a lot of beatings from constant feet. So, they fight back by holding allergens within their depths. Just like HVAC, carpets are a common place for dust to gather and mold to grow if the conditions are right. Again, similar to HVAC dust and mold are hard to lift out of carpets. Once they have made a home in your carpets, they won’t want to leave. Home vacuums and shampooers often have difficulty removing anything deeper than the surface level out of carpets. So even if the top visible part of your carpets look fresh and new, it can still be making you sneeze and wheeze.

Upholstery

How often do you think about vacuuming your couch? The problem with upholstery is that it acts like a big sponge. Whatever is in the air will come and rest and eventually settle into the depths of your upholstered furniture and drapery. Because it routinely gets overlooked, other than the once a year spring cleaning, the dust and other allergens have free reign to take over. Consider this; if you don’t have your couch cleaned regularly, you could be breathing in loads of unpleasant particles every time you sit down to watch your show. You go to your couch for comfort, not to increase the difficulty of your breathing.

Spring is here, and it’s time to clean away those allergens. Make sure you enter the warmer months breathing freely in your home. If you haven’t been cleaning these areas of your home or are having trouble with allergies, it’s time to call the professionals. Kelley Klean can help you make your home as welcoming and relaxing to your respiratory system as it is to the eye. Give us a call, (573) 559-3197, for a home free of allergies.

Why should I clean my Upholstery?

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We sit on the couches and chairs, the children play on them, the animals might also sit and jump around on them. We eat on them, watch movies and TV on them and spill juice, food and popcorn into the fibers. The upholstery can become full of dirt, grime, contaminants, food particles, hair, skin flakes and other nasty stuff which breeds bacteria, germs and molds inside the fibers of the upholstery. The main reasons upholstery needs to be cleaned regularly includes:

Appearance

Giving your upholstery a deep down clean makes it look better and also last a lot longer. Removing dirt within the fibers helps prevent the abrasive effect that would occur from these pollutants in the furniture which wears the fibers down faster, make upholstery look old and tatty faster. Professional cleaning also gets out all the marks and stains you were covering up with throws and pillows. Clean furniture looks newer and also smells better. 

Health

The bacteria, germs, pollen, mold, mildew, bed bugs, fleas and mites that live inside the fibers of your upholstery can cause unpleasant smells and also adversely affect you and your family’s health. Pollen and spores can cause allergies and respiratory issues, while bacteria such as E. coli which can be found in your furniture as well, can cause gastrointestinal disorders. Mold can also have serious health related consequences if not cleaned and treated early. Deep cleaning will get rid of these pathogens that can potentially cause health hazards to everyone in your home. This is especially important if you have people in your home that suffer from allergies, are very young or elderly or have compromised immune systems.

Clean Air

Dust, pollen, mold, mildew and other allergens can hide inside the fibers of your upholstery. Without deep cleaning, you may not be removing these bugs when you dust, wipe of vacuum these items of furniture. When the upholstery is cleaned appropriately whether dry cleaned or steam cleaned, these pathogens and allergy causing agents are removed, which improves the overall air quality in the home.

Dirt, germs, oil, food bits, fur, allergens, mold spores and more will remain in your upholstery for extended periods of time. Most of the bugs and germs inside the couch feed on the skin flakes, food crumbs and other items that end up deep inside the fibers of the furniture. Most people will surface clean, giving the furniture a wipe, a dust or a vacuum. While this helps to remove surface dirt, it does nothing to clean up the deep down dirt. You could spot clean to get rid of stains and spills as they happen, but it is difficult to get at the stuff that soaks into the upholstery and breeds deep inside. When you use professionals with experience, they use the correct machinery and chemicals to ensure a deep down clean and they can remove stains as well. Clean smelling, newer looking furniture, free of odors, allergens and pathogens is worth paying a few dollars to have them cleaned at least once a year.