The carpet will make the room comfortable. But it can also hold allergens because there are a lot of microbes and irritants on the carpet. Such as:
1. animal dander, mold, and dust.
2. pollen and other contaminants.
3. carpet fibers, gaskets, and glue needed to stick together.
When it is walked, these allergens are kicked out into the air. Therefore, it can cause people to sneeze or itch constantly.
If you are allergic or sensitive to the substances mentioned above, it can lead to allergic asthma, contact dermatitis, or allergic rhinitis. And the symptoms include itchy, watery eyes sneezing itchy, runny nose itchy, irritated and itchy throat, red skin, hives, cough, wheezing, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, and feeling pressure on the chest.
Even if you vacuum a lot, carpet fibers contain a lot of allergens. The amount of allergens varies according to the type of carpet. High-pile carpets are made up of long and loose fibers, are suitable for allergen and mold growth. Short-pile carpets are woven with tight and short fibers, so there are relatively few allergens. However, it easily accommodates dust and pollen. So if you must choose a carpet, it is advisable to choose a short pile carpet.
Some people are allergic to the carpet of certain materials or volatile substances released. So when they come into contact with carpets they can develop contact dermatitis or asthma symptoms caused by allergies.
The general carpet is composed of two parts, the upper layer, and the underlining layer.
The upper layer can be made of a variety of natural or synthetic fibers,
included: wool, nylon, polyester, polypropylene, jute, sisal, seagrass, and coconut. Carpet padding is made of bonded polyurethane foam, which may contain formaldehyde and styrene.
In addition, carpets can be low VOC or high VOC, the higher the VOC content, the more toxins there are in the carpet.
Things you can try to prevent allergies at home, include: vacuuming at least once a week and using a vacuum with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. If you have a pet, make sure your vacuum also collects pet hair. Using a dehumidifier to reduce the humidity in your home to eliminate dust, mites, and mold. Steam clean carpets several times a year, and a rug should be washed in hot water. Keep Windows closed during allergy season and when pollen levels are high. Install air filtration system and use HEPA filter.