People often associate allergy symptoms like runny noses and sneezing with the arrival of spring and warmer weather, when allergy sufferers are susceptible to tree pollen, ragweed, and grass.
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Calgary, Canada (PRWEB) February 27, 2014
Superior Vacuums (http://www.CalgaryVacuums.ca), Calgary and Okotoks’ leading provider of vacuums and specialty cleaners, is pleased to announce its top tips for helping control dust allergies inside the home and office.
“People often associate allergy symptoms like runny noses and sneezing with the arrival of spring and warmer weather, when allergy sufferers are susceptible to tree pollen, ragweed, and grass,” says Hani Labidi, president of Superior Vacuums. “But allergies can also be prevalent in the cold weather. Unfortunately, runny noses and sneezes are also symptoms of the common cold and can go undetected for months; the main way to tell the difference is that colds generally go away in a few days.”
An estimated 25% of Canadians suffer from seasonal allergies. While those who do not have allergies might trivialize them, allergy symptoms can get serious if they are not addressed. In fact, 55% of allergy suffers claim their symptoms cut into their productivity and more than 25% say they limit their time outdoors. (Sources: Patel, A., “Allergies Spring: 10 Things You Need To Know About Allergy Season,” Huffington Post, April 12, 2013; http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/12/spring-allergies-2013-_n_3046402.html; Durkin, P., “Aromatherapy for Seasonal Allergies,” Alive web site, May 2011; http://www.alive.com/articles/view/23126/aromatherapy_for_seasonal_allergies.)
“Unfortunately, shutting the windows and taking cover isn’t going to cure anyone’s allergies. That’s because dust mites, pets, and mould can cause indoor problems,” Labidi adds. “While allergists recommend frequent vacuuming to improve indoor air quality, using an everyday vacuum to get rid of the allergens can make matters worse, because they actually just stir up the air.”
Only high-efficiency particulate absorption (HEPA) filter vacuums remove 99.97% of allergens or small particles. Miele portable vacuums feature HEPA filters and are lightweight, quiet, and perfect for medium- and high-pile carpets, as well as hard surface floors, including wood, marble, stone, tile, and linoleum. According to Labidi, one of the most popular HEPA products at Superior Vacuums is the Nilfisk central vacuum: it’s easy to use, highly efficient, and virtually silent.
“True HEPA filters may be more expensive than other vacuums, but they are far superior when it comes to controlling allergens,” he concludes. “While HEPA-type or HEPA-like filters may seem similar to a true HEPA filter, they are not the same, as they fail to meet the same standards or criteria and only capture a fraction of what a true HEPA filter vacuum does. When it comes to seasonal allergies, nothing can purify the air and improve indoor air quality like a true HEPA filter vacuum.”
Superior Vacuums and Newby’s Vacuum (http://www.CalgaryVacuums.ca) are family-owned and have been offering services to Calgarians for 35 years. With stores serving North and South Calgary and Okotoks, Superior Vacuums is Calgary’s one-stop-shop destination for vacuums. Superior Vacuums has a large selection of portable vacuums, central vacuums, rebuilt vacuums, and specialty cleaners to choose from and is the exclusive retailer of Nilfisk, the only European built-in vacuum, as well as a major dealer for top German manufacturer Miele. Superior Vacuums and Newby’s Vacuum serve the Calgary, Okotoks, High River, Bragg Creek, Cochrane, Airdrie, and Strathmore areas. To learn more about Superior Vacuums, visit the company’s web site at http://www.CalgaryVacuums.ca or call 403-282-0340.