Reducing Allergens in Your Home and Business

Many people move to Reno and Sparks in the hope of eliminating chronic allergic reactions. Some enjoy a respite from sneezing and itching for a little while, but those symptoms often return within a few years. Despite having a desert climate, Nevada still has its share of allergens. Many indigenous plants like Arizona cypress, ragweed, and various grasses bring itchy, watery eyes and sneezing. Even sagebrush, the source of Nevada’s state flower, causes allergies for some. But what do allergens have to do with concrete flooring?

Allergens on the Floor

There are plenty of sources for allergic reactions besides desert plants or cultivated gardens. Simple dust or dirt, the accumulation of microscopic debris, dust mites, and other tiny creatures, can lead to significant allergic reactions. And if you have pets, there’s pet dander.

Because ordinary concrete is porous on a microscopic level, even if it seems smooth on the surface, it still offers places where allergens hide, resisting removal by mopping, sweeping or vacuuming. But once a burst of air or foot traffic dislodges these particles, they float upward, irritating your nose and eyes. Watch sunlight streaming through a window and you will likely see all the things that hide in carpets, cracks, and crevices.

How Epoxy Flooring Helps Allergy Sufferers

When you install a coating of epoxy over your concrete floor, it seals in any pores and microscopic cracks or ridges that collect allergens. A simple mop is enough to capture and remove particles from the smooth surface of professionally laid epoxy. This coating also protects your concrete from liquid spills, making cleanup easier and more thorough, leaving no moisture behind for mold or mildew to grow.

Installing epoxy flooring in Reno is a great way to make allergen removal simple and easy, helping to bring relief to any suffering eyes, noses or throats. For more information on how epoxy flooring can help reduce the presence of allergens, give our office a call or schedule a free consultation online.

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