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There are many reasons why you may be experiencing allergies in your home from dust mites and other allergens in your carpets. These allergens are not necessarily more common than airborne particles. However, they can “amp up” allergy symptoms for those who are already prone to allergies. Even if you have carpets that are made from synthetic nylon, they still contain bristles that catch dirt and dust in the air. And even the padding in your carpets may trap mold, so you have to be especially aware of your carpeting.

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Pollen is everywhere, and it is easy to bring it into your home through your shoes and clothing. While pollen is not harmful in and of itself, it can make itself at home in your home and start to cause allergies months later. The good news is that you can prevent this by cleaning your carpets and mattresses regularly with Magic Dry and using a quality vacuum cleaner with a good filter. If pollen is a problem for you, use a mask and wear protective gear when cleaning your carpet.

Dust mites

Dust mites can easily be found on mattresses and carpets. If you think you may have a dust mite allergy, you should visit an allergist. This professional can diagnose allergies and prescribe treatment for the affected person. In most cases, allergy testing involves a skin prick test. This test exposes your skin to small amounts of allergens found in dust mites. The healthcare provider cleans the test area with alcohol or iodine, then inserts a thin needle into it. The test takes less than an hour and will reveal whether you have an allergy to dust mite allergens.

Pet dander

Pet dander lingers longer in the air than other allergens. Because pet dander is jagged and microscopic, it can become airborne. It can also stick to surfaces and be carried into your home on furniture and carpets. People with allergies to pet dander will experience itchiness and inflammation in their nasal cavities. These allergens can also trigger asthma and contact dermatitis.


The first step in avoiding allergies from carpets is to prevent them. This is possible through proactive cleaning. Regular cleaning can prevent pollen from making your home its home, allowing you to avoid the unpleasant symptoms that come with seasonal allergies. Additionally, it will help prevent mold spores from growing on your carpet, which can worsen the situation. If you have mold in your carpet, you should avoid putting it in your washer or dryer, which will only worsen the situation.

Fungal infections

Inhaling mold spores can cause swollen mucous membranes and an itchiness in the skin. If you have asthma or cystic fibrosis, inhaling mold spores can trigger an asthma attack. Prolonged exposure can also cause a second attack. Fungal infections on the skin are often caused by dust from carpets. Athlete’s foot is a common fungus that is triggered by contact with dirty carpets. Additionally, fungus spores from carpets can trigger eczema and other skin conditions.


The moisture in your carpet can cause airborne allergens to settle in the fibers. When people walk on the carpet, these allergens get disturbed and released into the air. People with allergies should take precautions to reduce their exposure to these allergens. However, it is impossible to eliminate allergens completely from your home. It is necessary to maintain a healthy balance between the amount of moisture in your carpet and the level of allergens.

Rugs with short pile height

Allergies from carpets are a major cause of misery for many people. The presence of pollen, dust and pet dander in carpets can trigger allergy flare-ups. It is also important to clean the carpet regularly to remove allergens. In many cases, mould and mildew can grow in damp surfaces. Fortunately, prevention is easier than you might think. To avoid mould infestation in carpets, it is important to thoroughly dry rugs after washing them.

In conclusion

If you suffer from allergies, you need to know that cleaning old carpets can help you breathe easier. Allergens, like pollen, dust, and pet dander, can accumulate in your carpet, which will trigger your allergic reactions. It can also trap allergen-inflaming proteins in your carpet. These allergens can trigger asthma and rhinitis attacks. Asthma is a serious health condition, and you don’t want to make it worse by not cleaning your carpets. Contact Magic Dry today for more information!

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