Carpets, which housewives love so much, often become catalysts for various allergic reactions. With irregular and superficial cleaning, they begin to turn into "dust collectors", which are inhabited by a common source of allergies - dust mites. At the same time, there are types of carpets that provoke allergies most often.
The most common cause of allergies is wool carpets, which, in addition to their allergenic material, accumulate the most dust. In addition, unlike synthetic carpets, woolen coverings are quite difficult to clean, so it is strongly discouraged for allergy sufferers to keep them in the house. Also, the carpet should not have too long pile - the height of its fibers can be no more than 3 mm. The ideal option is lint-free carpets or trellises made from natural jute or felt, instead of which you can use a rubber sponge backing.
How to care for carpet allergy sufferers
It is necessary to clean the carpet in the allergic person's room every two weeks using fine salt, which is sprinkled on the carpet overnight, and in the morning it is removed with a damp cloth and the carpet is vacuumed. Vacuum cleaners equipped with special HEPA filters, or ordinary vacuum cleaners, with which it is recommended to clean carpets once a week, cleaning the carpets at least three times, perfectly remove dust and mites. At the same time, you should not clean fluffy carpets against lint - this can ruin their appearance.
To reduce dust saturation on carpets, you need to regularly ventilate the room and make sure that the humidity in it does not exceed 55%. It is recommended that carpets made of any material be replaced with a new carpet every few years.
Carpets for allergy sufferers
For allergy sufferers, artificial sheepskin rugs are ideal, which consists of 20% polyester and 80% acrylic, which makes it perfectly suitable for intensive and frequent wet cleaning. When choosing such a carpet, it is important to monitor the absence of dyes and additional chemicals (formaldehydes) in them. Polypropylene coatings are also highly hypoallergenic, which are not susceptible to fungal and mold formations, which significantly worsen the condition of allergy sufferers.
Also, nylon carpets are hypoallergenic, in addition to being easy to clean and resistant to fungus, additionally having a high margin of safety. Finally, carpets made from natural materials such as sisal, jute or recycled seaweed can be an excellent choice for allergy sufferers. However, they are based on hypoallergenic latex, which has anti-slip properties - therefore, latex-based carpets should be avoided by people who are allergic to latex.