Carpet and Rug Institute – Fact vs. Fiction

Sneezing. Coughing. Running nose. Itching red eyes. Sound familiar? Up to 50-million Americans each year experience these symptoms due to allergies. While the symptoms are very real, some of the quick-fix remedies are not – including moving to Arizona or shaving the family dog. According to many allergists, the real cure for sniffing, sneezing and wheezing may be as simple as a regular house cleaning. In household dust, common allergens from dust mites, pets, mold, and cockroaches can trigger an allergic response.

Ten Steps For Improving Your Indoors

While many people are aware that outdoor air pollution can damage their health, a significant number do not realize indoor environmental quality (IEQ) can be more harmful. EPA studies indicate that indoor air levels of many pollutants may be two to five times, and occasionally, more than 100 times higher than outdoor levels. Most people spend as much as 90 percent of their time indoors.

Tips For Keeping Your Furniture Clean

To keep your furniture clean, its necessary to conduct routine maintenance, including periodic cleaning by a certified technician every 12 to 24 months. Furniture and fabric manufacturers recommend that consumers not wait until sever soiling occurs before cleaning because the greater the soiling, the less the likelihood of restoring the fabric’s original color, appearance, and texture, and the greater adverse effect on indoor environmental quality.

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