An allergen is a substance that causes an allergic reaction. This substance is usually harmless but the immune system doesn’t realize that and causes a series of reactions which we know as allergic reactions.

Common allergic reactions include:

  • Sneezing
  • Itchy and watery eyes
  • Red spots on the skin
  • Itchy throat
  • Congested nose

Some serious reactions could include wheezing, dizziness, and difficulty breathing, swollen parts of the body and so on.

Common Allergens in Dirty Carpet

A lot of people believe their carpets are clean because they can’t see it looking dirty with any stains. Well, your carpet can be very dirty even when it doesn’t look it. It can be filled with allergens like dust mites, mold spores, and pet dander.

Dust Mites

Dust mites are microscopic organisms whose droppings contain allergens that trigger allergic reactions.

Despite their small size, they cause a lot of trouble. It is common to find someone with dust mite allergies having itchy, reddish eyes and runny nose.  He also experiences large bouts of sneezing. Dust mites stick to your carpet but become airborne at any slight movement. They can remain airborne for hours, easily inhaled by all in the house.

Pet Dander              

Dogs and cats are the most common household pets. In themselves, they do not trigger allergic reactions. But, the saliva, dander (their dead skin cells), or pee on them can trigger allergies..

When you take them for a walk or just let them out, molds or pollen could be trapped in their furs. On coming in, they transfer them to your carpet and make you susceptible to these allergens.

You might find yourself sneezing with your eyes watering in no time.

Mold Spores

Molds refer to different fungus that grows in filament. When they reproduce, they form mold spores which can easily travel through air. They thrive in humid environments. You, thus, might find a lot of these in your basement, on your basement carpets. If by any chance, your pet brings them into other parts of the house, they will thrive as far as they can find a suitable condition on your carpet under which they can grow.

Allergic reactions to mold include, itchy and watery eyes, wheezing, runny nose, and red eyes.

Why You Should be Concerned?

If you have kids, these allergens should be of serious concern to you. Kids sit and play on the carpet for long periods of time. Some lie there to work on school assignments or to see a movie. Toys often fall off their hands unto the carpet. Before you know it, the same hands they have placed on these dirty carpets will be put straight into their mouths.

They could develop gastrointestinal infections as a result of this. You should, thus, clean your carpet regularly. You can get it professionally cleaned once or twice a year, depending on your preference.

For teens or adults with allergies resulting from any of these allergens, carpet cleaning is essential and should be done as often as possible. Else, there will be constant allergic reactions which can become more serious.

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