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Carpet Could Be Making Your Allergies Worse

Many homes and apartments that were built in the last few decades feature wall-to-wall carpeting. While carpet can be warm on your feet during the winter months and add beauty to your home, it can be making your allergies worse. See below to find out how carpet could be the reason you’re coughing, sneezing, or wheezing and just might be contributing to the pollution of your indoor air quality.

Carpet Can Trap Allergens

If you or one of your family members is suffering from allergies, it just might be caused by the allergens trapped in your carpet. Things like pet dander, pollen, cigarette smoke, and insect debris can hide inside your carpet and when disturbed, can pollute your indoor air quality.

So, what does this mean for you and your family?

It could be making everyone sick. While vacuuming on a regular basis can help, there are other things you may need to do.

Dust Mites Love Carpet

Let’s face it, there are dust mites in everyone’s home. But for those of you that have wall-to-wall carpet, you just might have more than your fair share of them.

Carpet is the perfect breeding ground for dust mites which can cause allergic reactions. If left untreated, dust mites can become a serious problem for those who are allergic.

Mold and Mildew

Another type of allergen that you may have never thought would be in your carpet is mold and mildew. If your carpet has gotten wet for an extended period of time, chances are you will have some mold growing in the fibers. Mold and mildew are two nasty combinations that can really make the air in your home dirty and lead to some serious health issues.

If your symptoms seem to be getting worse and you just don’t feel as healthy as you once were, your carpet could be to blame. But there’s no need to worry! We’re here to help!

At Rusk, we know that complete home comfort is about more than just temperature - it's also about maintaining a healthy home with indoor air quality. We’ve got a variety of products in our arsenal that can filter the air inside your home so you can breathe easy.