According to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, one in every three individuals residing in the United States suffers from a respiratory problem be it allergies, asthma, bronchitis or sinusitis, among others.
Having your carpet and upholstery cleaned properly, can help reduce indoor respiratory issues. Dust mites, mold, mildew, fungi, and allergen levels can effectively be lowered with proper cleaning.
Carpets Are Great Filters - Your carpet and rugs act as a “filter” in your home for your indoor air. The fibers “grab” particulates and contaminants, hold them and keep them out of the
breathing zone until they can be removed by vacuuming or a deep
Like any filter, it needs to be cleaned because when it gets full, it cannot grab anything else … and every time you step on a “full” filter you release contaminants back into the air.
Do You Know What's Hiding In Your Carpet?
Dust mites are far too small to be seen with the human eye. Dust mites and their feces are the single most common allergen that people inhale in their home. As microscopic animals, they are found in dust which produce a common allergen. Dust mites, although much smaller, belong to the same family as spiders and ticks. Over 22 million Americans are allergic to mite residue that is small enough to be airborne. When disturbed such as vacuuming with a standard vacuum or sweeping with a broom on hard surfaces, they and their fecal dust may remain airborne for up to 10 minutes in your home's interior air. Even walking across your carpet will disturb their fecal pellets. The membrane that covers the outside of these pellets-doesn't break down quickly - which means that the pellets may keep their allergy causing potential for months.
Dust mites are most commonly found in textured upholstery, mattresses and long or loose pile carpeting. Their population increases and decreases with seasonal changes due to the rising
and falling of both temperature and humidity.
There are over 50,000 species of dust mites and most species greatly increase their reproduction rate and thrive during period of high (over 70%) humidity.
To control dust mites it is highly recommended that humidity be controlled in your home. Rid your carpets in your home of dust mites, dust mite fecal matter and residue, settled airborne
pollution contaminants, microorganisms and other harmful allergens with a thorough carpet cleaning.