Indoor air quality may be poorer than outdoor air quality. There are several factors that contribute to the amount of allergens in your home.
Carpet in your home acts as a filter. It actually traps allergens, including dust mite excrement, pollen, animal dander, mold, and mildew, and removes it from your living space. The problem occurs when your carpet is not cleaned properly on a regular schedule. The industry standard states that every 90 to 120 days your carpet should be cleaned, with water temperatures above 140 degrees f, to eliminate dust mitres. Dust mite fecal matter can be highly allergenic. Desert Dry goes above the industry standard with temperatures averaging above 170 degrees f. This will keep your carpets ability to trap allergens at it’s highest.
“Many people think that carpets and allergies are a bad combination. Even some allergists will encourage their patients to remove carpeting in favor of hardwood or tile floors. However, carpets can actually help to reduce the allergens in your home by trapping them, as long as they are properly cleaned on a regular schedule.
Even dust mites, mold, mildew, fungus, and allergens are easily and effectively removed with proper carpet cleaning. Unlike other flooring, carpet keeps allergens locked inside. Prior to removal, allergens are trapped within the carpet pile fibers. Simple walking will not move those allergens out of the carpet. On the other hand, tile or hardwood floors allow allergens to become airborne with each footstep.
The issue with carpet is proper cleaning.”
As quoted by http://www.allergyrelief101.com/
Another major player in the fight against allergens is the duct work in your home. Changing the filters on a monthly basis is crucial to keep the amount of dust from increasing. However, if your ductwork is already dirty, professional cleaning may be necessary
Also, consider cleaning your upholstery, and if you tend to wake up with a stuffy head think about cleaning your mattress. This is a potential hot spot for the accumulation of allergens, especially dust mites.
There is more to relieving allergy symptoms than just cleaning your carpets. With nearly three decades in the industry Desert Dry Can help ease your alergy symptoms. Call us today to talk about easing your symptoms
Here is some free real world information that might help you with allergies caused by dust mites. I am compelled to include this information because both of my children, ages 8 and 5, and I suffer from severe allergies.
Thoroughly vacuum your mattress using a non-agitating attachment. Please do not just toss your Hoover up on the mattress! The brush and or beater bar will propel this foreign material up into the air, for up to 72 hours!
Take pillows and your childs favorite stuffed animals and place them in a bag. Try to remove as much of the air as possible and simply throw them in the freezer for a few hours. The cold will help to kill the dust mites. After allowing these item to return to room temperature just toss them in the dryer for 10 to 15 minutes to remove foreign material
These steps will help; in fact they make a huge difference. If it does not help enough then please contact a professional.
Some one such as myself can vacuum your mattress with much more suction than any residential machine.
After a thorough vacuuming I will clean your mattress with water of at least 176 degrees f. This will kill the vast majority of the remaining dust mites plus help to eliminate more of the allergens.
Next I will apply a special agent, which will change the molecular shape of the allergen. This will make it so the allergen will not trigger an allergic reaction.
Finally I will provide you with a 6-month supply of a special allergy relief laundry additive. This should be used any time you wash pillowcases or any bed linen.
The whole process will work for roughly 6 months.
If you have any questions at all, even if you are in an area I do not service PLEASE call me. I will answer any and all of your questions to the very best of my ability.
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