Sneezing. Wheezing. A runny nose. Itchy eyes. A scratchy throat.

Yep, it’s obvious that allergy season is back and seemingly worse than ever before. Allergies have been on the rise in recent years it seems, which could be in part because of the drastic shifts in weather that have become more and more prevalent around the globe.

But according to Everyday Health, the most likely factor is the fact that pollen and mold spore counts have hit all-time highs in certain areas of the United States. That makes it even harder to deal with allergies not just in the great outdoors, but also in your home.

In this blog, the pros at Alamo Steam Team are going to provide a few tips for dealing with allergies in of the biggest sources of irritation: your home.

Keep reading to learn simple tasks like cleaning out the air ducts and steam cleaning your carpets can help you reduce the amount of allergens in your home, and contact our San Antonio carpet cleaners to book an appointment today.

Reducing Allergens Inside

San Antonio is home to a wide range of plant life, most of which comes out in full bloom during the spring season. Pollen and other particles from these plants and trees unintentionally, but inevitably, make their way into your home through doors, windows, vents, and even by attaching themselves to your clothing.

But that’s not the only source of allergens in the home. Do you have a furry little friend or two that roams around indoors? If so, then the dander from their fur, along with dirt, dust, and more pollen, can be carried into your home. These allergens ultimately embed themselves within the fibers of your carpet, upholstery, and just about anything else in your home.

The result is a great deal of irritation, sneezing, and discomfort.

So what’s the solution? While vacuuming, bathing your pets, and washing your clothes is sure to get rid of some of the particles, those tasks are by no means a cure-all.

At Alamo Steam Team, we are well-equipped to handle odor and allergen removal in your San Antonio home. Here’s how we do it:

Steam Carpet Cleaning

Our local San Antonio carpet cleaning experts specialize in steam cleaning for your home, which is known to be one of the most effective methods for reducing not only stains and soils, but also odors and allergens.

The intricacies involved in the steam carpet cleaning method are actually quite remarkable. Our carpet cleaners use high-powered, commercial-grade equipment which heats water to a temperature of 212 degrees and then “blasts” the carpet with this heated water. The process is known to break the grip of those tiny particles which have a hold on the fibers of your carpet, rug, upholstery, or even mattress.

Then, the powerful extraction step sucks those particles up completely so that they are no longer causing the allergic reaction which has been the source of your discomfort. Pretty amazing, right?

Learn more about our carpet cleaning process and contact Alamo Steam Team today to schedule your allergen removal appointment.

Air Duct Cleaning

Of course, we also mentioned that allergens can make their way into your home through open doors, windows, and vents as well.

One of the prime culprits for allowing these pollen particles into your home is the heating and cooling system. That’s why it’s imperative that you have your air ducts cleaned on a regular basis — particularly if your system has been sitting idle for an extended period.

The last thing you want to do is turn on your AC and have it blast a cloud of dust and pollen all throughout your home. Alamo Steam Team does a whole lot more than carpet cleaning for this very reason.

Our experienced technicians can help you improve your indoor air quality and reduce allergens with our air duct cleaning service.

Ready to breathe easier? Book a San Antonio carpet cleaning appointment online today.