Commercial and Residential Cleaning

On average, we spend about one third of our time in bed – where up Mattress Cleaning to 60% of the dust mites in the home are found! According to the CDC, your mattress could contain between 10,000 to 10 million dust mites. Dust mite droppings can be a trigger for asthma. Some doctors have suggested that a significant percentage of asthma attacks may be caused by exposure to dust mite’s droppings.

These microscopic pests, which feed on shed skin and modern amenities such as climate control and carpeting, provide favorable conditions for dust mites. Because human homes provide such prime living conditions for dust mites, they reproduce quickly and are a perpetual source of allergens. Dust mites can irritate those who suffer from asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis and dermatitis. Dust mite’s waste, not the actual mite, contains the antigens which trigger allergy attacks. Keeping the number of dust mites in your home to a minimum can dramatically affect your family’s health.

Even if you don’t have allergies but value a clean home, dust mites should be at the top of your hit list. Dust mites cannot be killed by bleach or soaps, and you can never completely rid your home of these creepy crawlers, but following these suggestions can offer significant relief from allergies and provide the satisfaction of having a cleaner, healthier home.

  • Wash bed linens and furniture covers weekly in hot water.
  • Clean mattress, pillows, and upholstered furniture on a regular basis.
  • Use anti-allergen treatments for your bed, upholstery, carpet and laundry.
  • Keep ambient humidity below 60%. It slows down mite reproduction.
  • Dust regularly. Beat throw rugs and pillows outside frequently.
  • Replace pillows every few years.
  • Use a vacuum with HEPA filtration.
  • Some plant oil vapors such as nutmeg, pine and spearmint can be effective in killing dust mites within close vicinity of the vapors.

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