Keeping your carpet clean can be a difficult task with all that is tracked in from the outdoors on a daily basis. Dust, dirt and grime can be tough to remove from carpet if it is being constantly pushed into the fibers without being regularly cleaned. If you notice that you are sneezing and sniffling a lot more in your home, then your carpet may be the number one culprit behind these symptoms. High concentrations of dust mites are responsible for allergies and related diseases like asthma. Dust mites can become a significant health hazard to you and your family if your carpet is not properly taken care of.
Can you See Dust Mites?
Dust mites are a microscopic spider arachnid that can thrive in the fibers of your carpet feeding on the dead skin of animals and humans. Dust mites are able to breathe through their skin, and they are impervious to many pesticides, making them difficult to get rid of. The part of the dust mites that are allergens are the feces and body parts of dead dust mites. While vacuuming is a great way to lessen the amount of dust mites in your home, getting your carpet cleaned by a professional carpet cleaning company at least twice a year is the best way to eliminate the presence of dust mites.
Dust Mites Treatment
There are some steps you can take yourself at home to lessen the amount of dust mites that are lingering around your carpet’s surface. Direct sunlight kills dust mites, so opening the drapes in your rooms, letting all the natural light shine onto your carpet’s surface. Dust mites need moisture to survive, so another way to eliminate their presence is to use a dehumidifier. This will take the moisture out of the room and assist in killing the dust mites off.
Do you Freeze Dust Mites to Kill them?
If you believe that dust mites have invaded any of your children’s stuffed animals, try bagging and freezing the toys to kill off the dust mites. Dust mites require moderately warm temperatures to survive, and so freezing them will kill them. Be sure to wash your pillows and throw blankets often, this will eliminate any dust they collect and assist in keeping the amount of dust mites to a minimum. Basically, keeping your home as clean as possible will keep dust mites away and not allow them to multiply in number.
Professional Carpet Cleaning & Dust Mite Control & Removal in Las Vegas, Summerlin, North Las Vegas & Henderson NV
If you want your carpet to be in the best shape possible, contact Direct Carpet Cleaners for clean, dust mite free and fresh feeling carpet under your feet.