Is Carpet Bad for Allergies?

If you suffer from allergies it might impact the type of floor you choose for your home. Some believe that hardwood floor is best for allergies and carpet is bad for allergies. This post details why we recommend carpet for anyone that suffers from allergies and wants a healthier home.

The reason we recommend carpet is due to its function as a filter. Most people don’t think of carpet as a filter, but it is. Similar to the filter in your car or vacuum or a HEPA filter in your home, carpet traps various particles and contaminants.

Every allergen imaginable lives in carpet. If your carpet is dirty it will have dust mites and dust and toxins in it along with dirt. This is why people believe it is unhealthy and that you should choose hardwood floors.

But think about it. Are the allergens causing any harm if they are trapped in your carpet? Not really. You still want them gone because you want a clean and beautiful home and professional carpet cleaning solves that, but your allergies won’t be worse because of it.

Now think about hardwood floors. If dust or particles and allergens are in the air in your home and settle onto hardwood flooring they won’t be trapped there for long at all.

Soon the allergens will recirculate in the air and swirl around your eyes, nose and mouth.

You can now see why we don’t think carpet is bad for allergies.

We recommend you install carpet in your home and then schedule Bloomington carpet cleaning for allergy relief on a regular basis.

Chem-Dry of Bloomington carpet cleaning removes 98% of allergens from carpet as well as dirt and other toxins. We can remove over 98% of allergens from upholstery too for a healthier home. Learn more at our website:

Call (812) 287-9886 to schedule an appointment today! We’re happy to dispel the myth that carpet is bad for allergies.

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