Keeping Allergens at Bay- 5 Tips to Reduce Allergens in Your Home

  • By Brisas Carpet Care
  • 03 May, 2017
One in every five people suffer from Asthma or Allergies, and it can often be difficult to keep the sniffling and sneezing at bay in your household. Inside contaminants are ten times higher indoors than in our outside environment and with people spending over 80% of their time inside, what can we do to lessen allergens within our home? Here are a few great tips that will reduce allergens, dust mites, and contaminants within your personal sanctuary.

Tip #5 - Weekly Bath

If you are a pet owner, reduce pet dander by giving your friendly furballs baths weekly. Find a cleaner that won’t dry out your pet’s skin or create havoc on their fur. Not only do your pets add to dander within your home, but the allergens that attach themselves to their fur are brought indoors every time they cross the front door. If you have taken your pets outside, have on hand a cloth that you can use to give your pets a quick wipe down before they settle into their indoor routines.
dog takes bath
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Tip #4 - Use a dry cloth 

Use a dry cloth once a week to dust hard surfaces. Microfibre clothes are an excellent choice and don’t need any chemicals to grab the dust and pollen from your furnishings. For heavy traffic areas like the front and back entrances and bedrooms, consider dusting twice per week . Don’t forget things like blinds, baseboards and door frames!

Tip #3 - Use Quality Furnace Filters

Use quality furnace filters  that trap contaminants such as bacteria, dander, allergens, and dust. Write on the filter the day you change it, so you will not have to remember when you last did. Look for furnace filters that are reputable. Saving money and purchasing a no name brand only saves you at the point of purchase, so spend the few extra dollars and purchase a filter that does what it is supposed to!
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Tip #2 - Vacuum More Often

Vacuum your house 1 or 2 times a week. Start on the upper floor and move your way to the basement. Make sure that you pass every area 3-4 times. Carpet acts as a giant filter, which is a good thing, but you need to ensure that they do not completely fill up with dirt, grime, and allergens. Make sure that you include area rugs, upholstery, and window covering when you do your weekly vacuuming routine.

Tip #1 - Hire the Professional

Don’t wait until your carpets are stained or full to call a carpet cleaner like  Brisas Carpet Care . When you make carpet cleaning a priority, your house and health will thank you. Routine carpet cleaning should be done every three to four months. This regular maintenance on your floor coverings will add years to their lifespan.

Wet vacuuming gets rid of allergens and dirt , and steam cleaning will kill dust mites.

When you want your house looking fresh and clean, take the tips above to add to the longevity of your abode. A few hours a week will make a huge different in both the appearance of your home and the health of its occupants.



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By Brisas Carpet Care 03 May, 2017
One in every five people suffer from Asthma or Allergies, and it can often be difficult to keep the sniffling and sneezing at bay in your household. Inside contaminants are ten times higher indoors than in our outside environment and with people spending over 80% of their time inside, what can we do to lessen allergens within our home? Here are a few great tips that will reduce allergens, dust mites, and contaminants within your personal sanctuary.
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All good things come to an end. And so do your carpets at some point of your life! But with proper care and management, you can increase the longevity of your carpets.

By RTOWN Production 23 Feb, 2017
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Nylon, olefin, acrylic or wool, whichever type of carpet you own, the truth is that you’ve made a substantial investment by choosing carpeting for your dwelling. Your new carpets will last for an aeon, but only with the proper care and maintenance, you’ll be able to retain its new look and crane its life.

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Most of us have carpets in our homes because the luxury of warm feet is an indispensable part of our lifestyle. The super important question that now arises is whether you have pets in your abode too? If you are nodding your head, then you should definitely know a few cleaning hacks to keep your home spick and span.


By Brisas Carpet Care 20 Dec, 2016
Just like   you  clean your  pet once a week, or launder your  clothes when they become dirty, your   carpet too requires maintenance at least once every year.   Cleaning and maintaining the beauty of your   carpets  is a must for a residence to be reliable, fresh and hygienic. Do   you  still remember the day when you  desired to buy those beautiful rugs for your  home sweet home? You  know yourself how much money you invested in them, don’t you ?
By Brisas Carpet Care 16 Nov, 2016
Well, when it comes to choosing the right type of carpet , this is not where the world comes to an end!

Today, we are going to give you 5 quick tips that will help you realize that - plushness and contrasts might be the two things that you consider for making a style statement for your home, there are several other things that you often pay no heed to.

Tip 1: Carpet’s Function

How can you forget carpet’s function when picking a carpet for your home? It’s a blunder! Tip 1 is never to forget the function of the carpet. Ask yourself: Am I buying this carpet for highlighting a certain piece of furniture? Will the carpet tie the room together? Will I put down this carpet on cold floors during winters? Do I need a carpet for noise reduction?

Your answers will play a key role in directing you to make a right carpet choice.

Tip 2: Carpet Fibers

Wool, nylon, polyester, polypropylene and trixeta are some of the different carpet fiber types. Wool carpets are the most durable, soft and expensive type; nylon and trixeta are stain resistant and so perfect for family homes or high-traffic areas; Polypropylene is a synthetic fiber- stain-free, crush resistant and inexpensive.

Keep in mind the carpet fiber types and the factors that set them apart before deciding on a carpet for your home.

Tip 3: Room Style

Figure out the right size, color and pattern of your room’s carpet to create a well-balanced space.

For large living rooms, two rugs can create two separate living rooms. For entrances opening to other rooms or a stairway, less is more. For a study or home office, a carpet that fits both the table and chair is ideal for a comfortable working environment. For maximizing the space visually, just like mirrors, brighter carpet colors and diagonal pattern carpets can serve the purpose. For bedrooms, soft woolen carpets with longer threads are suitable to soften the harsh noises. What’s more, for a children’s room, rely on a carpet with short threads.

Always follow the room style tips to choose the best carpets to suit your home.

Tip 4: The Padding

Carpet padding is a vital part of your floors. This spongy material that is cut smaller than the carpet is what people generally forget about. The main aim of underlay is to shield your carpet from damage, from wearing against the subfloor, and stress from traffic above. So if you want to make the most of your carpet, there are many different kinds of carpet padding you may want to consider.

Foam, rubber, and fiber are the most common types.

The next time you are hunting for the right carpet, don’t forget about the cushion needed for your carpet. Forget about slipping & sliding with carpet cushions!

Tip 5: Carpet Samples

When you go shopping for clothes, don’t you always try your favorite pieces first before actually buying them, you do right? Then, how can you simply pick a carpet before really trying it in your home? Take home the carpet samples of your shortlisted favorites and watch for their compatibility with your furniture, lighting and wall colors.

After all, you should be glee about your carpet flooring at all times of the day.

Lastly, Keep Your Carpet Clean

With these 5 quick tips, hopefully, you will make the right carpet selection for your home. But what is even more important is keeping that carpet clean. As dirt remains in the deepest fiber of materials, if not cleaned regularly and properly it can be harmful to the health of your family and guests.

For ideal results, it’s important to vacuum your carpet regularly and hire a professional at Brisas Carpet Care to come in and steam clean your carpet occasionally. Keep your carpet looking and smelling great with carpet cleaning services from Brisas Carpet Care. We understand different types of carpet material and understand the appropriate procedure for cleaning your carpet. Because it matters to us!

Let Brisas Carpet Care take care of your carpet today. Contact us.

By Brisas Carpet Care 28 Oct, 2016

Take a good long look at your living room or your bedroom. Now, if you were asked what is the one thing that you wish would be easier to maintain, there is a high probability that your answer will be - the carpet.

A carpet can be found in every household but constantly keeping it clean and stain-free remains one of the grave mysteries that most homeowners have failed to crack.

Despite your utmost care and concern, your carpet is bound to fall victim to stains and dirt. The usual norm is to prevent rather than cure. Well for carpets, if you can’t prevent it, then you might as well cure it. But curing, or rather, cleaning a carpet is where the problem lies.

Most homeowners have failed to find concrete solutions on how carpets can be easily cleaned. Most of the time professional carpet cleaning service is the only answer. But there are a variety of things that homeowners can do by themselves to minimize the damage to their carpets.

Below is a list of a few professional carpet cleaning secrets that you can adopt to ensure a cleaner carpet.



Do Not Rub or Scrub Stains

One of the biggest “don’ts” of carpet care is to strictly avoid rubbing or scrubbing stains. Accidents happen, and you can’t always prevent them but trying to remove a stain by rubbing or scrubbing is just going to make it worse. By doing this, you spread the stain and destroy the fibers.

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