The one thing that can be said about summer is that allergies go haywire. The indoors require proper ventilation- air conditioners just push allergens out of the room. Opening windows lets in outdoor allergens. Being outside and dealing with a shift from humidity and heat to rain also stirs up every potential allergen nature has to offer. It’s an allergy sufferer’s worst nightmare. I know this from experience. I have both indoor and outdoor allergies year round. It’s enough to make you go crazy. The itching, the sneezing, the coughing. You want it all to just go away. Carpeting can help ease some of your symptoms.

While most people believe that carpets aggravate allergies, the opposite is actually the truth. In addition to being a noteworthy form of insulation, and protection against slipping, carpets trap dust and other allergy onsets. As long as you keep your carpet clean by vacuuming, you should feel some of the allergens, including pet dander and hair, dissipate. For example, a Karastan carpet, is known to clean up the air in the room  in which it is being used.

So, when you begin sneezing it may be time to go to the carpet store and get something to cover those wood floors. Carpets retain more than other forms of flooring. If you vacuum frequently and properly, a clean carpet will prevent an allergy attack.