You may not be aware that your house and especially your carpets, upholstered furniture and mattresses are filled with millions of dust mites. They are usually harmless, but if you have dust allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems, eczema and other health conditions, dust mites may cause worsening of your symptoms. The best way to remove them from your carpet, mattress or other furniture is to hire a professional carpet cleaning company to deep clean them and sanitize them for you. In the meantime, there are ways to reduce the number of dust mites happily residing in your carpet by following the following ideas and tips.
Hoover the carpet on regular basis
Regularly, thoroughly hoover your carpet with a powerful suction vacuum cleaner. If possible hoover the back side as well. Do the same for beds and furniture. Do this at least once a week. If possible, use a vacuum cleaner with a micro filter bag or HEPA filter to prevent the dust and dust mites from being released into the air once again. The regular vacuum cleaner doesn’t kill them but can remove much of the accumulated dust and fallen dead skin cells which are the main food for these microscopic creatures. Make sure you use an air conditioner or dehumidifier to maintain a humidity of 50% or less. Keep the windows closed especially during pollen season.
Read the label of your carpet, and do a 20-minute test on a small hidden spot on it to see if it can be cleaned with water and cleaning solution. If it can, water vacuum cleaning or steam cleaning is much more efficient for killing off and removing dust mites and other allergens.
Treat the carpet with specialized solutions
There are specialized powders and sprays which can kill off the dust mites, so you can consider treating your carpet with them as well.
Deep steam carpet cleaning is the most efficient way to kill these creatures. You can purchase your own steam cleaner, rent one, or for the best results hire a reputable local professional carpet cleaning company to provide you with regular deep carpet cleaning services, to ensure that your carpet is sanitized and healthy.
Deep carpet cleaning is recommended at least once a year, but if you have pets, dust allergies, respiratory problems or other health conditions which can be affected by the dust mites, you should perform or ensure that the deep cleaning is done at least once in every six months!