The consensus on the internet is that carpet is bad for allergies. Even some allergists might recommend hardwood floors or tile for allergy sufferers. However, we do not. We want to dispel the rumor that carpet is bad for allergies and set the record straight.

The reason carpet gets the bad rap when it comes to allergies is because dirty carpet does contain a lot of allergens. It’s true. Over time allergens in the air in your home or dust from various surfaces or even pet hair and pet dander will circulate and eventually settle onto carpet.

Many don’t realize it, but carpet isn’t just comfortable and colorful, it is a really big filter on your floor too. After the allergens settle onto the carpet fibers they are trapped there permanently and more and more will build up.

Of course the surface-level allergens can be removed with routine vacuuming and deeper allergens can be eliminated with carpet cleaning Valencia services, but in the meantime, allergens will live in carpet.

But isn’t that better than allergens in the air in your home? Hardwood floor will not trap the allergens that fall onto it. Those allergens will eventually recirculate into the air and hover around your mouth, eyes and nose and increase the chance of you breathing them in.

This is why we do not think carpet is bad for allergies. We believe it is better for allergens to be trapped in carpet instead of in the air and the solution is simple, just vacuum and schedule carpet cleaning for allergy relief.

Healthy Choice Chem-Dry in Valencia, CA uses Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) to permanently remove over 98% of allergens from carpet and from furniture too (allergens will settle into upholstery similar to carpet)!

When the time comes to choose between hardwood floor and carpet for your home, we recommend carpet for allergies.

When the time comes to hire a local carpet cleaning company, call (661) 430-0699 for Healthy Choice Chem-Dry.