Steam Cleaning and Dust Mite Removal
It's no secret that dust mites in your home can cause allergic reactions and even asthma! Professional steam cleaning can be utilized to effectively reduce the amount of allergens caused by dust mites.
What Causes Dust Mites?
Dust mites can occur from a variety of different sources. While they are impossible to see with the naked eye, dust mites thrive on things such as dead skin flakes, pet dander, or even cockroaches! If you think about how much skin flakes humans shed in their homes on a daily basis—especially in bedding and on furniture—your home could be filled with dust mites if not properly cared for. Furthermore, dust mites tend to prefer areas such as Florida where the humidity is higher. So, consider controlling humidity levels in your home to be no more than about 65-70%.
Dust Mite Prevention & Removal
As always, vacuum your carpets and floors at least once or twice a week and wash your bedding with hot water to help prevent and kill any dust mites in your home. Re-locate or throw out objects in your home such as old toys and stuffed animals that could be collecting dust and adding to the dust mite population.
However, for the most thorough dust mite removal, schedule a professional steam cleaning. This process utilizes extremely high water temperatures to ensure that dust mites are killed. Whether its your carpets or upholstery, a professional cleaning is always the best option for preventative maintenance.
How Effective is Steam Cleaning?
Steam cleaning has considerable potential as a highly effective and efficient method of killing dust mites
A study by the Department of Immunology at the University of Glasgow in UK revealed that "steam cleaning has considerable potential as a highly effective and efficient method of killing dust mites and reducing concentrations in domestic premises". In the study, the population density of dust mites grew considerably over the span of 4 months on untreated carpet, while carpet that was steam-cleaned had no live dust mites present.
Carpet & Tile Solutions in Orlando provides expert-quality cleaning services that can effectively eliminate dust mites in your carpets or upholstery. For more info, fill out the contact form below
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Call/text Jim Rowland at 407-252-7222.