The only reason to clean your carpets is not dirt. As
you probably know, outdoor air contains pollens, fungus, bacteria, air pollution, cigarette smoke, car exhaust and hundreds
of other chemicals and lets not forget about our little fur faced kids. When you come into your home, you
carry those pollens, bacteria and chemicals in your hair and on your skin, clothing and shoes. Not surprisingly, all of those
chemicals and toxins wind up in your carpet, upholstery, tile and grout. If you have allergies, asthma, emphysema,
or other breathing problems - one major source of your problem could be the pollens, fungus, smoke and chemicals in your carpet, upholstery,
tile and grout. A healthy home is a clean home.
|Colony Of Dust Mites
|Yes You Have Them
House dust mites are microscopic bugs that primarily
live on dead skin cells regularly shed from humans and their animal pets. Dust mites are generally harmless to most
people. They don't carry diseases, but they can cause allergic reactions in asthmatics and others who are allergic
to their feces. People sometimes confuse dust mites with bed bugs. Skin cells and scales, commonly called dander,
are often concentrated in lounging areas, mattresses, frequently used furniture and associated carpeted ares, often harbor
large numbers of these microscopic mites. Since the average human sloughs off 1/3 ounce (10 grams) of dead skin a week
. That gives dust mites a lot to eat. cats and dogs create far more dander for dust mites to eat. A typical mattress
can contain tens of thousands of dust mites. Sick yet? Nearly 100,000 mites can live in one square yard of carpet.
Did you know that single dust mite produces about 20 waste droppings each day, each containing a protein to which many people
are allergic, Yuck! The proteins in that combination of feces and shed skin are what cause allergic reactions in humans.
Depending on the person and exposure, reactions can range from itchy eyes to asthma attacks. And finally, unlike other
types of mites, house dust mites are not parasites, since they only eat dead tissue. Gross, but true.