For those who suffer from allergies to dust, pollen, animals, and more life can at times be very challenging. Eye irritation, skin rashes, and the worst of them all breathing problems are wonderful symptoms of allergies. When allergy season is at its peak in the summertime the only refuge for the sufferer is their home. However, the home too can exacerbate the allergies if the home is not properly suited to manage the causes of the allergies inside.
So what is there to do? Central Air Conditioning in the home acts as a filter to all the allergens floating around outside and help the sufferer inside. Air-purifiers and regular cleaning also help but allergens are persistent. One of the biggest issues keeping allergens in the home is carpeting. Carpets and their long fibers are natural allergen traps. No matter the amount of vacuuming, carpets tend to hold onto allergens and the longer the fiber the worse the trap.
A friend of mine had a real problems with carpeting. Her son has severe asthma and no matter how much she vacuumed he would still cough and wheeze while playing around the house. So one day she had had enough and decided to put hardwood floors throughout her main floor. Instantly she noticed her son’s breathing had improved. It was an instant improvement and has her thinking about installing hardwood flooring in all the upstairs bedrooms now.
This is not the only story like this. Thousands upon thousands of homeowners have made the switch from carpets to hardwood flooring in order to improve their overall health. Hardwood flooring works for them because the allergens have nothing to bond with and as long as you regularly vacuum and mop your hardwoods then you will find allergy relief.
While there is no silver bullet to rid yourself of allergens completely, hardwood flooring along with a regular cleaning schedule will help reduce the itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and coughing that comes along with allergens.