I have allergies. Should I get rid of my carpet?

I have allergies. Should I get rid of my carpet?


Getting rid of carpet won’t help your allergies.

Your carpet acts a filter.  Living in a house produces dust, and a carpet that is properly maintained is an effective filter of that dust.  It’s tempting, when you vacuum your carpet and fill a bag with dust, to think that the carpet is the problem.  In fact, the carpet is holding that dust down for you between vacuuming.  Without carpet, it would need to be swept, and that process creates even more airborne particles.

But you’re a carpet cleaner, of course you would say that.

It’s true that I have an incentive for people to keep their carpets.  However, this has been studied, most recently by Airmid Healthgroup, which found that even without cleaning, the air was cleaner where there was carpet:

Prior to cleaning, the levels of airborne allergens, such as cat and dust mite allergens, were less for all of the carpets than the hardwood flooring, even after the carpet was repeatedly disturbed.

Furthermore, cleaning the carpet further improved the air quality:

After cleaning the carpets, a meaningful reduction in allergens occurred in the carpet and the surrounding air. The carpets were cleaned using the industry recommended method, which included vacuuming, cleaning with a cleaning agent, agitation, and hot water extraction.

These studies were presented to the Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology and the American Collegeof Allergy, Asthma and Immunology by practicing allergy and immunology physician (and chairman of Airmid) Dr. Bruce Mitchell.

 

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    Cregg Barbour
    Cregg Barbour
    11:16 17 Mar 21
    We have a large dining room in our upscale senior living community, Tony has cleaned it twice for us and it is unbelievable how much this improves the look of this carpet each time we use their services.
    Jeff Snell
    Jeff Snell
    13:06 16 Mar 21
    The only steam cleaners I use. Best equipment and experienced operators.
    Anita Harris
    Anita Harris
    20:02 06 Oct 19
    Tony just finished cleaning the carpet in most of my house (I was too lazy to pick up stuff from other rooms, so...) - excellent job, even taking the time to tell me of some of his concerns in areas where my fur babies have sprayed. He applied all the right stuff, even got rust up, and took his time with the various phases. Pulled up a LOT of cat hair in the bedroom, which was great. The carpets are 20+ years old, but they look near-new (from my perspective).
    K Birk
    K Birk
    21:09 21 Aug 19
    This is the company to use. My parents recommended him because they were so happy with his services. Tony came out and did a fantastic job. My carpet had quite a few stains and I wasn't sure they would come out. But Tony got them out! Carpet looks amazing. He was on time and extremely professional. I would highly recommend him. You won't be disappointed!
    Jean Fletcher
    Jean Fletcher
    12:04 13 Jul 19
    I have been using Keech Cleaning for many years with my real estate business and our rental properties. They have provided a great service and are very reliable. I am very fortunate to have a business partner like them.
    Susan
    Susan
    19:41 14 Jan 19
    Tony is incredibly educated on the science behind cleaning your carpets. And he cares so he does good work. I highly recommend Tony - he is worth the wait.
    Amanda Viele
    Amanda Viele
    13:05 22 Sep 18
    We were preparing to put our rental house on the market and were concerned about the 13 year old carpet being a set back for us so we wanted a cleaning company that could get the carpet looking it’s best so we could possibly avoid having to put new carpet in. Tony did such an amazing job cleaning the carpets and I’m happy to say we received a full price offer from our very first showing within hours of being on the market. Not only did he get the carpets looking fresh and plush again but he took the time to explain the process as well as being very upfront and honest about what we could expect. His pricing is extremely fair and customer service is stellar! I HIGHLY recommend Keech Clean and will definitely be using them in the future! Thanks Tony!
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