Did you ever experience any allergic symptoms because of new carpet in your home? Despite of all the benefits offered by carpets, carpeting becomes the major source for allergies, particularly for those who are allergic to chemicals and dust mites [Controlling dust allergies].
If you are allergic to both chemicals and airborne allergies, then both new carpet which emits chemical odor and old carpet that harbors various airborne allergens become dangerous for your health.
According to allergy experts, for some allergy sufferers, carpets and rugs are the major sources for allergies, which aggravate certain allergic symptoms and its associated health complications [Symptoms of dust allergy].
So, if you are sensitive to any kind of airborne allergens or chemicals, then it becomes very essential for you to take appropriate care in your carpet cleaning process, which helps you in keeping your carpet allergies away from you.
How to deal with new carpet allergies?
New carpet can become a source of chemical emissions, which are quite potential to cause allergic symptoms in those who are allergic to chemicals. In addition to this, the padding and the adhesives used in the manufacturing of carpets, potentially emits certain volatile organic compounds that can aggravate your condition of allergies.
Because of these chemical emissions, you can experience several respiratory irritations, skin rashes, head aches, fatigue and even shortness of breath with the new carpet installation in your home.
So, if you want to avoid all such undesired health conditions, here are certain steps, which can help you in making your new carpet installation process much easier for you (if you are sensitive to carpet allergies).
- Consult your retailer and try to seek help in selecting carpets, adhesives and padding that have lower chemical emissions.
- Before installing the new carpet, ask your retailer to unroll and air out your new carpet in well-ventilated area, in order to ensure that your new carpet is free from all kinds of chemical emissions.
- Another important way to reduce your exposure to carpet emissions is, to increase the ventilated area in your house. Always keep your windows and doors open to increase the amount of fresh air exchange. Otherwise, at least try to use your building’s ventilation system for almost 2 to 3 days after installation of new carpet in your home.
Apart from considering these essential steps in your new carpet installation, always try to pay more attention in cleaning your old carpets and keep your carpet allergies and its associated health problems away from you.