DUST MITES IN CARPET

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The most common allergen found in homes are dust mites. You cannot permanently remove dust mites from your home but you can reduce the amount of dust mites in carpet and other areas of your home.

Dust mites are microscopic allergens that prosper in damp, dark and humid places in a home. The following symptoms are associated with dust mites:

HEALTH EFFECTS OF DUST MITES:

– Eye irritation

– Skin irritation

– Throat irritation

– Headaches

WHERE DO DUST MITES LIVE?

You will often find dust mites in bedrooms and in bedding. This is because humans shed flakes of skin as they sleep and the dust mites will feed on the dead skin cells in the sheets of your bed.

The bedding itself is also dark and warm and the perfect spot for dust mites to feed and reproduce. You should purchase hypoallergenic bedding and wash your bedding routinely to reduce the amount of dust mites in your bedroom.

You will also find dust mites in carpet for the same reason. As humans travel throughout their home, dead skin cells shed and fall to the floor or carpet. The dead skin cells are then trapped within the carpet fibers.

The carpet is warm and humid and in some rooms the carpet will be damp too. You can reduce humidity in your home and dampness in your carpet by running floor and ceiling fans in your home and installing a HEPA air filter.

HOW TO REMOVE DUST MITES IN CARPET

To remove dust mites and dead skin cells from carpet, you should vacuum several times each week. This will remove dust mites on the surface of the carpet before they permeate into the carpet fibers.

To remove dust mites below the surface of the carpet, you will need to hire Champion Chem-Dry for professional carpet cleaning in Tampa, FL.

We use powerful extraction equipment able to retrieve and remove dust mites, dirt, germs and bacteria from deep within carpet fibers.

Our process is particularly effective in the removal of allergens from carpet. A recent home health study revealed that Chem-Dry carpet cleaning removes over 98% of allergens, including dust mites, from carpet and upholstery.

To schedule an appointment with Champion Chem-Dry, call (813) 969-0000 today!