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Can Allergy Symptoms be Caused by Your Carpets?

July 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

How ServiceMaster Clean’s Carpet Cleaning Services in York, PA Can Fight Off Certain Allergy Symptoms

Have you ever gone into a sneezing or coughing frenzy at work, but nowhere else? Have you noticed that other employees at your workplace join in on the hacking or nose rubbing in the same room? The guilty party may be a “what” and not a “who,” and it might be right under your feet! The carpets in your office might be causing some your allergy symptoms and you didn’t even know it. ServiceMaster Commercial Services of York County has been providing carpet cleaning in York, PA for years, and we want you to be aware of how allergens may exist upon and within your carpets.

The carpets in your office are a perfect breeding ground for allergens like dust mites, pet dander, mold spores, and other potentially exacerbating pathogens. Allergens provoke an overreaction of the immune system and cause a plethora of symptoms such as sneezing, wheezing, coughing, itchy or watery eyes, throat irritation, itchy skin, hives, fatigue, and irritability. The severity of the allergic reaction differs from person to person and varies from mild discomfort to life-threatening situations. According to studies done by, carpets may contain 100 times more allergens than hard surface floors. In a commercial building, carpets get walked on by many people with differing allergic breaking points, potentially causing serious allergic reactions.

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, there are more allergens on surfaces than in the air, and while carpet fibers help to trap dust and other allergens to keep them from circulating, the slightest movement can disturb them. This means that whenever someone walks on the carpet, moves a chair around, or kneels/sits on the carpet, those allergens are sent airborne. These allergens can circulate for hours before landing again and can therefore aggravate allergy-prone immune systems.

Hiring professionals to provide consistent and thorough carpet cleaning in your office will drastically reduce the daily allergen levels of your workplace carpets. ServiceMaster Commercial Services uses the safest and most effective products in the industry to cater to even the most sensitive of immune systems. We even have green cleaning products that are safe for the Earth’s immune system. Protect your employees and start your York, PA carpet cleaning plan today by calling ServiceMaster Commercial Services of York County.  We also serve the carpet cleaning needs of Dover, Hanover, Shiloh, and Spring Grove, PA.

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