Tips for a Healthy Home

Staying on a consistent schedule of vacuuming helps to keep your home healthy and clean!

You might be amazed to know just how much “stuff” builds up in your home.  At Bloomsburg Carpet we are passionate about our carpeting and want you to take good care of your home and carpet too.  Here are some facts to ensure you stay on a steady schedule of vacuuming your home!

So how many times should you vacuum your home?  If it’s a high-traffic area you might need to vacuum as much as once per day to at least three to four times per week.  In areas where there is less traffic, once a week should do the job.

How much dust is in your home?  The average 6 room U.S. home collects over 40 pounds of dust per year [ source: Discover Magazine] which is home to at least 15 species of mites that live about 45 days and one ounce can contain over 42,000 individuals.

We shed too!  The average adult sheds about 2 pounds of skin per year.  In fact, humans shed about 40,000 skin cells per minute [source: National Geographic].

Kitty and Man’s Best Friend– Not so pretty!  “One of the major causes of allergic reactions to dogs and cats is not the hair or fur, but what’s under it: dander or old skin scales.  In dogs, saliva and urine are also potential sources of allergens. They are deposited on the fur through licking and urination. When the hair dries, the microscopic particles flake off, become airborne and trigger the symptoms that characterize allergies to pets. Cats produce another major allergen, Fel d 1, in the sebaceous glands of the skin and in their saliva. Fel d 1 is deposited on the fur from sebaceous gland secretions and through saliva when cats lick themselves clean.” [source: Allergic to Pets?: The Breakthrough Guide to Living with the Animals You Love].

Stay healthy and keep your carpet looking pretty too!  If you’re looking for a new vacuum be sure to stay connected with our blog when we write about our top picks for vacuums this month!

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All Bloomsburg Carpet products are woven with pride in the U.S.A.   Our state-of-the-art mill is located in the picturesque Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania, where the art of weaving dates back to the 1800s.  As a result, you can expect unmatched quality control. All of our products are made with the highest grade materials and unmatched attention to detail.   Our employees, many of them third generation Bloomsburg weavers, possess exceptional skill and passion for their work.   We see weaving as an art form and are committed to instilling our passion and expertise into everything we create.



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