Carpet can be beneficial for more than aesthetic purposes. Contrary to what you may have heard, carpet fibers can trap particles that cause allergies, preventing them from reentering the indoor air stream. Carpet has been proven to have lower levels of dust allergens than wood flooring. Allergens can be removed from carpet by vacuuming or using a steam carpet-cleaner.
There are misconceptions about the ingestion of common allergens in the home such as pet dander, dust, and mold. Some think a presence in the carpet can affect someone’s allergies, but in order to do that, the allergens must be inhaled, and to be inhaled the allergens must be airborne.
Carpet can hold a large quantity of various allergens without looking dirty. Carpet works efficiently to keep small allergens out of the air. Again, Carpet will keep your home more allergy free with the simple act of vacuuming and an occasional steam cleaning. This will remove the majority of allergens from the carpet.