Do you have allergies? Believe it or not, you can keep your carpet. Studies have shown that carpet is better at trapping allergens than hard flooring such as tile or hardwood. How can this be? Particles and allergens fall to the floor (out of the breathing zone) and onto the carpet. The fibers of the carpet trap allergens and particles, reducing their continued circulation in the air. Proper cleaning with a CRI-approved vacuum effectively sucks up the dust in the carpet, locks it in the machine, and keeps it out of the air.
Allergic to carpet itself? Not likely. Much of today’s carpet is made from plastic fibers, which most people aren’t allergic to. Of course, if you have wool carpet and are allergic to wool, you have a problem. In that case, remove the wool carpet and don’t buy a new one, just as you wouldn’t buy wool sweaters.