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The Truth About Carpet and Allergies: Why Regular Cleaning is Key

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Do you suffer from allergies and wonder if removing your carpet can help alleviate your symptoms? Stuffy nose, sneezing, itchy watery eyes, headaches. If you are a sufferer you will try almost anything to get relief. Allergists and other well-meaning advisors often recommend removing carpet to lessen indoor allergies. Does it really work?

The Myth of Removing Carpet to Reduce Allergies

In the 1970’s discussions and reports in Sweden blamed carpet as a source of allergies. Public building officials and consumers drastically reduced their use of carpet. Carpet fell from a market share of 40% to only 2% by 1992. Surprisingly though, allergic reactions in the general population increased. Why? Professors Roshan L. Shishoo and Alf Borjesson of the Swedish Institute of Fiber and Polymer Research argue that carpet removal does not improve conditions for allergic patients. Similar studies in the United States reached the same conclusion. In fact, carpet acts as a giant filter, actually trapping airborne pollutants and allergens at the level of your feet.

The Importance of Regular Carpet Cleaning

Dirty carpet can become a source of harmful pollutants and allergens, such as dust mites and their feces. “Carpet that is neglected can become a source of harmful pollutants,” says Michael Jatoft, president of Dry-Concepts. “Dirty carpets harbour known allergens like dust mites and their feces. Cleaning carpets regularly is as important as changing your air conditioning filter.” Mr. Jatoft says cleaning your carpet “filter” removes dust mite parts and their feces, as well as other irritants so that your indoor air is healthier.

The Benefits of Dry-Concepts’ Carpet Cleaning Method

Dry-Concepts has been cleaning carpet for good health for 39 years. A unique dry cleaning method prevents the musty odors and mold growth associated with long drying times. Carpets dry in 1-3 hours allowing you to “Clean Today, Entertain Tonight.” Their large staff of technicians, certified by the International Institute of Cleaning and Restoration Certification, stand ready to help you have a healthier home environment.

Other Services Offered by Dry-Concepts

In addition to carpet cleaning, Dry-Concepts can clean your furniture, drapes and, tile and grout. Have your fine area rugs cleaned in their 7,000 square foot rug cleaning plant. If allergies are really a problem, consider a maintenance agreement. Your carpet will be cleaned four times a year at a greatly reduced price.

Contact Dry-Concepts Today

Mr. Jatoft’s conclusion? “Enjoy your carpet. Don’t tear it out. All it needs is regular cleaning.”

Regular carpet cleaning is key to reducing allergens and pollutants in your indoor air. Contact Dry-Concepts at 1-800-248-5071 or visit their website at to learn more about their carpet cleaning services and how they can help you have a healthier home environment.

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