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It's Back to School Time Again in Plano: Healthy Home Cleaning Tips

With the kids gearing up for a new year of school, and the holidays quickly approaching (you may not want to admit it, but it's true!), now is the best time to get your home ready for sleepovers, study sessions and perhaps even a last-minute barbecue or two. Also, as we say goodbye to the summer heat, we say hello to hay fever and allergies. What's the best way to keep your home healthy and clean for your family this fall? It starts with clean carpet.

Have you ever stopped to wonder why allergies kick in around this time of year?

There are three major reasons:

  1. Dust mites are at their peak in July and August

  2. Ragweed blooms between August and November

  3. Falling leaves and damp conditions create a perfect environment for mold

Your family (even the furry ones) brings allergens inside the home where your carpet and upholstered furniture collect them. Meanwhile, your heating and cooling system circulates all of the dust and allergens throughout your home. Sounds like a hopeless situation, right? It doesn't have to be.

Follow these steps to ensure that your home is not just clean, but healthy.

  1. Vacuum regularly. Modern technology makes carpets more durable than ever, but just because they look okay, doesn't mean that they aren't filled with mold, dust and dust mites. All of this can aggravate allergies, causing lots of sneezing and wheezing. Regular vacuuming (about once a week) can help you keep allergens at bay.

  2. Have your carpets cleaned professional every 6 to 12 months. A vacuum can help you maintain a clean carpet, but professional cleaning will eliminate dirt, grit and allergens that your vacuum leaves behind. If you have pets, smoke inside, or have severe allergies, you can have your carpets cleaned more often. Not only will professional cleaning keep you allergen-free, but it can also extend the life of your carpet, saving you lots of money. And if you have a warranty, many companies require professional cleaning to maintain your warranty coverage.

  3. Keep dust at bay. Regular dusting will not only improve the look of your home (no one likes a dusty bookshelf), but it can also prevent extra dust from building up in your carpets and air filters. Change your filters regularly and use a quality pleated filter to keep dust from circulating through your home and lungs.

Rely on Dalworth to help you create a healthy home for your family this season. We use professional cleaning techniques and commercial strength equipment to provide a level of cleaning that simply cannot be duplicated with home rentals. We do all the work for you, and your satisfaction is guaranteed.

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