carpet installation Dayton, OH

Asthma? Allergies? Is Carpet Right For My Home?

Most likely, if you or someone in your household struggles with breathing issues like asthma or allergies, then you've probably spent a great deal of time cleaning your home. Unfortunately, eliminating dust and allergens - along with other airborne nasties - isn't such an easy thing to do. While taking shoes off before entering the home helps to lessen the likelihood of dust and dirt from entering your house, aside from regular vacuuming every few days, it's simply not enough to solve the problem. The truth is, no matter what you do, you'll always have to deal with allergens wiggling their way into your home. But don't panic, there are some great carpet installation options that can help improve indoor air quality.

Move Over Mold, Make Room for Clean Air

At our Bockrath Flooring & Rugs showroom in Dayton, Ohio, our flooring experts can help you choose a carpet installation if you're having issues with asthma or allergies. For people who struggle with breathing issues, pollen, dust, mold, dander, and other microscopic pollutants are a serious concern. However, with the right type of carpet installation, soft surfacing becomes a veritable death trap for these airborne nasties.

It's All About the Low VOC

Typically, soft surfacing is chemically treated to both repel and neutralize these problematic particles. However, these chemicals, while they do serve an essential function, may later create gases that are naked to the eye. Thus, always opt for fibers that are low VOC (volatile organic compound) to keep air quality high.

Select Blends That Are Synthetic

Synthetic fibers such as polyester or nylon, materials created in a lab, inadvertently repel airborne bacteria while simultaneously producing an inhospitable environment for living organisms. As such, mold - for instance - can no longer thrive within these non-organic, synthetic materials, and will eventually die out as opposed to multiplying and worsening the atmosphere in the home. 

Incidentally, it's always best to choose shorter piles and skip on the shaggier selections to minimize bacterium build-up in carpet installation fibers.

Maintain Regular Vacuum Sessions

Lastly, even with the most ideal synthetic sCurfacing from carpet stores in Dayton, Ohio, you simply can't forgo vacuuming. While those non-organic fibers will entrap airborne pollutants, the bacteria, pollen, and mold will remain trapped within the surfacing until you vacuum it. Consider purchasing a quality HEPA filter vacuum and call on professionals for seasonal deep carpet cleaning to ensure truly exceptional air quality in your home.