School has started in Kenosha and the cold weather is on its way, which means cold and flu season, as well as other allergies, aren’t far behind.
It’s impossible to control what your child is exposed to at school or away from home, but you can control the cleanliness of your home, your carpet and other surfaces that might store germs and allergens.
These helpful tips from Kenosha Carpet Cleaning Blog will go a long way toward preventing germs and allergens from living in your home and should help keep your family healthy this season:
Wash Your Hands
While not related to cleaning your home or your carpet, the importance of washing your hands regularly throughout the day cannot be understated. Everyone should wash their hands before eating and after using the restroom. Clean hands dramatically reduce the chance of carrying and spreading disease throughout your home and it’s a very simple process that shouldn’t require more than 20 seconds of your time.
Cover Your Mouth
We promise that the rest of our tips are about cleaning, but we also would be remiss if we didn’t remind you to cover your nose and mouth while sneezing with a tissue or cloth or into the crook of your elbow. It is recommended that you don’t sneeze into your hands, but if you do, you will want to wash them as soon as possible otherwise it is very easy to spread germs onto door knobs, phones and other common areas throughout a home.
Take Off Your Shoes
So much about keeping your clean and healthy revolves around keeping as much of the outdoors out of your home. Did you know that 85% of the dirt found in a home is typically brought in from shoes, boots and foot traffic. By creating a space for family and guests to leave their shoes before entering the main living area in your home, you will effectively and easily prevent a lot of allergens and contaminants in your house and in your carpet.
Vacuuming is one of the most important elements in maintaining the quality and performance of your carpet and an easy way to remove allergens. Contaminants, germs, dust particles and other allergens in the air eventually float down to your carpet where they become trapped in the fibers. By vacuuming your carpet regularly you remove the allergens from your home and your floor, which especially protects pets and small children closer to the ground.
Focus on Common Areas
Don’t worry if you don’t have time to clean your entire home every day, just try to make some time to target commonly used areas of your home where germs and allergens could spread. If possible, wipe down your refrigerator handle, door knobs, remote controls, phones, countertops, toilets, light switches, etc.
Professional Carpet Cleaning Service
It’s important to have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once every 12-18 months and the fall season is a perfect time to make an appointment in order to remove allergens and have your home ready for the holidays.
Be sure to choose a carpet cleaner in Kenosha that uses healthy methods, like Nature’s Way Chem-Dry in Burlington. Nature’s Way Chem-Dry uses 80% less water than steam cleaners, which reduces the chance of mold growth and other allergens forming in your carpet, they also are a green-certified company that uses no chemicals when cleaning your carpet. Some cleaning chemicals can be harmful to pets and small children, so it’s best to avoid companies that rely heavily on them for their process.
To learn more about Nature’s Way Chem-Dry and their drier, cleaner and healthier methods, visit www.natureswaychem-dry.com or call (262) 995-3249 to speak to one of their friendly customer service representatives.