What’s that lurking in your couch? Is it an ant? Maybe a spider? Possibly a stale chip? Chances are it’s something worse. If your house is like most American homes than dust mites thrive in your pillows and in your upholstery. To make matters worse, during its 80-day lifespan, the average dust mite produces about 1,000 allergen waste particles. These waste particulates can cause serious harm to those who suffer from allergies and respiratory illnesses.
Dust mites – the most common cause of asthma and allergies – thrive in warm, dark areas of the home including carpets, rugs, upholstered furniture, curtains and mattresses. A good, thorough house cleaning that includes those areas typically cleaned less often can reduce the allergic triggers caused by dust mites and reduces other health risks for the 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies. To remove the unwanted dirt, allergens and germs that have been lingering and breeding all winter, Chem-Dry, the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service, has made it their mission to educate families on proper cleaning methods to ensure the health and well-being of their home and loved ones.
The experts at Chem-Dry recommend the following techniques for overlooked germ hotspots to help minimize germs and reduce allergens.
To increase the cleanliness and healthfulness of the home, the EPA recommends that most homes have their carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned at least two to three times per year while bathrooms, kitchens, walls and tile or stone surfaces are generally recommended for a professional cleaning every 12 months to maintain a happier and healthier home. Using Chem-Dry’s proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction method, you can remove dust mites from your house in as little as one day. Call for a free quote today!