Controlling Allergies and Asthma


Carpet Cleaning is a proven fact to help allergies and asthma

If you or someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma, you know that living down south in New Orleans and Metairie is a big enemy. For many with seasonal allergies, they spend a great deal of time inside the home when the pollen season starts. If you’re wondering what you can do to keep your inside environment as allergy-free as possible? Have your carpets professionally cleaned.


Last year, Airmed Healthgroup conducted a study to see if carpet cleaning reduced the allergens in domestic carpeting. They tested a proprietary hot water extraction system from a truck (not the Rug Doctors or Bissell that you can rent at the store) and found that allergens were reduced overall by 97%.


The study shows that dust mites and carpet mites in carpets were reduced by 91%, cat dander by 95% and dog allergens by 97%. They also tested airborne allergens from samples of professionally cleaned carpet in a chamber and discovered that there were 65-78% less particles in the samples that were cleaned with a hot water extraction system that we use at 240 degrees kills everything in contact. The complete results of the study were presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology annual meeting late last year.


So, what does this mean to you? If you suffer from allergies or asthma, it’s now a fact that cleaning your carpets a few times a year can dramatically reduce the presence of triggers in your home. However, you need to be sure to call the right kind of carpet cleaning company in the New Orleans area.