Dust Mites Lurking in Your Carpets: Carpet Cleaning Castle Rock Co
Dust and dust mite-sensitive people, especially family members with allergies and asthma, can alleviate some of their symptoms by creating a Dust Mite free bedroom. Of all the rooms in your home, your bedroom is where they love to hang out especially in your mattress.
Dust may contain molds, fibers, and dander from dogs, cats, and other animals, as well as tiny dust mites. The necessary carpet cleaning to keep a dust mite bedroom also can help reduce exposure to insects, another important causes of asthma in some allergic families.
Most families cannot control dust conditions under which they work or spend their daylight hours. But everyone can, to a large extent, eliminate dust from the bedroom. To create a dust-mite bedroom, it is necessary to reduce the number of surfaces on which dust can collected. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases suggest the following:
Carpeting makes dust control very difficult to remove. Although thick carpets are the type for the dust-sensitive person, all carpets trap dust. Therefore, hardwood, tile, or linoleum floors are preferred. Treating area rugs carpets with tannic acid based products such as Allerserach Xmite or ADS Spray eliminates some dust mite allergen, but tannic acid can stain and is not as effective as removing the carpet and must be repeatedly applied.
Keep only one bed in the bedrooms. Most importantly , cover box springs and mattresses in a dust mite sealed or allergen proof covering If choosing an thick cover that does not use a membrane for protections, look for a fabrics with the small pore size. Cover the box spring in heavy duty vinyl coverings. Clean bed springs outside the room. If a second beds must be in the room, prepare it in the same manner.
Keep all animals with fur or feathers out of the room. People allergic to dust mites are often allergic to cats, dogs, and other animals.
Use only washable materials on the bed. Sheets, blankets, and other bedclothes should be washed frequently in water that is a least 200ºF (54.4ºC). Lower temperatures will not kill dust mites. If you set your hot water temperature to a lower value (as is commonly done to prevent scalding), wash items at a commercial establishment that uses high wash temperatures. If you launder at home using lower temperatures, use Allersearch Allergen Wash or De-Mite Laundry additive.
Keep upholstery and area rugs to a minimum. Avoid upholstered chairs and cloth blinds. A leather, wooden or metal chairs that can be cleaned maybe used in the bedrooms. If desired, hang plain, lightweight curtains on the windows. If curtains are hung, treat in the same manner as bed linens or vacuum weekly.
To prepare the room for a dust- mites senitive person, clean the room thoroughly and completely once a week. Clean the floors, furniture, tops of doors, window frames, sills, etc. with a damp cloth or mop. Close the doors and windows when finished. Professional carpet cleaning should be done to help with this process of removal.
Buy a high quality HEPA air cleaner 24 hours a day. Run it on its highest setting when cleaning the room.
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