With the summers in Seattle mostly warm and dry, individuals have difficulty managing their condition. Homeowners who face such problems, wish to make their homes as safe and comfortable as possible.
If you’re prone to allergies, you need to keep your home clean and dust-free at all times. That’s why the choice of interior flooring can impact the conduciveness of the home environment for asthma patients. If you’ve been wheezing and getting asthma attacks, triggered without any change in medication or weather, it’s most likely your flooring.
Your Carpet is the Culprit
It’s quite easy for dust particles, pollen, pet dander, and mites to hide in the weave of carpets. Area rugs, mats, or wall-to-wall carpeting are notorious for being the breeding ground for all kinds of asthma allergens. They can cause your eyes to become itchy and sore, rashes to cover your skin, and frequent headaches.
Your carpeting is to blame if you’ve been experiencing such health issues. Replacing that with non-porous flooring such as hardwood can resolve these problems. Hardwood surface is not just easier to clean but it’s also less conducive for allergens to hide.
But the installation and maintenance of hardwood floors can include a sanding process. This can be a trigger if it releases dust into the environment.
Dustless Hardwood Refinishing
The standard sanding procedure releases a large about of wood dust into the air, which is intolerable for someone with a severe case of asthma. The dustless floor refinishing process allows the dust to remain in the system instead of releasing it into the atmosphere. The dust control system not only makes the process less messy and time-consuming but it’s also safe for people with allergies.
Bona Atomic Dust Containment System®
At Five Star Hardwood Floor, we use the Bona Atomic Dust Containment System® to eliminate the chances of releasing dust into the air. This keeps the air clean from air-borne dust particles that usually spread throughout and settle on furniture. There’s no need to seal rooms in the house with plastic covering to protect them from dust.
This system is particularly useful because it prevents the settling of allergens and dust in the ductwork. Since air blowing through the ducts circulates the house, that’s the fastest way to spread allergies. Homeowners with asthma can comfortably stay in their homes (with their infants and pets) during the service because it poses no significant health risks.