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How Dirty Rugs Affect People with Allergies

Dirty Rugs

It’s no surprise that placing a beautifully designed rug in the middle of your living room elevates your home’s interior aesthetic. However, if you don’t clean it regularly, the rug will get dirty and affect your property’s healthy indoor environment. Since a dirty rug’s texture becomes shaggy, it attracts a lot of miniscule debris like dust, dirt, and fur. It also becomes a serious health hazard for individuals who have allergies, asthma, and weak immune systems because of these two reasons:

Traps Allergens and Irritants

Dirty rugs are ideal habitats and hiding places for mold, mites, and insects. Due to the rug’s filthy fibers, allergens and irritants have an easier time burrowing into the material. Dust and dirt can also get caught in the rug’s material. In time, your rug will have layers upon layers of filth, which are difficult to clean and remove.

Causes Respiratory and Skin Ailments


Whenever someone steps on or pats a dirty rug, all of the debris trapped between its fibers diffuse into the air. These particles can circulate throughout your property – possibly being ingested, inhaled, or come in contact with unknowing individuals. Because of this, people have a higher risk developing respiratory and skin ailments in your building. If you don’t get rid of the filth on your rug quickly, the following health problems can ensue:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Constant irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Skin asthma
  • Chronic itching

Clean Your Rug before It Starts Affecting You

Cleaning your rug regularly is the best way to prevent it from being a detriment to your health. By habitually vacuuming or sending it over to professional rug cleaners, particles that are caught in the fibers are instantly removed. Plus, giving your rug a deep clean improves its quality and makes it look as good as new.

If the rugs in your Boston, Massachusetts property are starting to look dusty and emit bad odors, contact Kennedy Carpets today. We offer premier rug cleaning services to various types of rugs, including:

Our state-of-the-art rug equipment and professional rug cleaning methods use gentle force to ensure that your rugs won’t get damaged in the cleaning process. Plus, we’ll apply disinfectants and deodorizers to give your dull rugs a fresh, clean look. Just give us a call at 888-369-8626 today for a free estimate. Our friendly staff is always on standby to take any questions and requests. Contact us today to learn more!