Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning for Asthmatics

Smoke, air pollution and dust all play a large role in setting off a dreaded asthma attack, so how can you ensure that your home is as free from these common allergens as possible?
Breen Clean has put together a guide that will help to minimise allergens.

1. Put Processes in Place to Minimise Allergens

The first step we suggest when finding ways to minimise allergens in your home is to introduce processes that protect your home. These may include having guests leave dusty, muddy shoes in the kitchen or entrance way to avoid dust and mud being trampled into your carpets or rugs.

You may also want to have your home as a smoke-free zone, encouraging guests to smoke outside your home.

Also consider the type of heating you use in your home, because although a wood burning fireplace is very quaint, it does introduce smoke particles into your home.
Once these simple steps are in place, you need to look at cleaning.

2. Carpet and Upholstery Home Cleaning

When looking at cleaning your home to protect against Asthma allergens, purchase a HEAP vacuum cleaner and then implement a regular cleaning routine that keeps your home as free from Asthma allergens as possible.

3. Cleaning Products

Another aspect to consider when putting your Asthma allergen plan in place is the chemicals used to clean your home. Some cleaning chemicals have fumes that could trigger an Asthma attack.
To avoid these types of chemicals, carefully read all packaging, and when in doubt consult your medical practitioner or contact the Irish Asthma Association (

4. Professional Cleaning

Because Asthma can be triggered from hidden allergens, engaging in regular professional cleaning of your carpets, rugs and upholstery is critical. Breen Clean recommend professionally cleaning your carpets and upholstery at least every 4 to 6 months.

We use carefully selected chemicals that are not only safe for you, but safe for the environment as well.

5. Moist Carpet Cleaning

Part of the professional cleaning service of your carpets and upholstery needs to be moist carpet cleaning. The process of spraying your carpet or rug with hot water not only more effectively removes dirt but also kills dust mites that contribute so greatly to Asthmatic allergens.

6. Deep Cleaning

Performing a deep clean at least twice a year in your bedroom and living room will provide spaces in your home that are as allergen free as possible, not only resulting in more hygienic living conditions but also safeguarding your health.

Living with Asthma requires a conscientious approach to carpet and upholstery cleaning, but with daily, routine cleaning and frequent professional cleaning, it is possible to control Asthma allergens.

Get in touch with Breen Clean for more information on how we can work with you to keep your carpets and upholstery as allergen free as possible.

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