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Carpet Cleaning at Over 550C Kills Dust Mites

Carpet Cleaning at Over 550C Kills Dust Mites

This is a proven fact, steam cleaning your carpet, mattress, upholstery or drapes. It has to be a Truck-Mount carpet cleaning machine able to generate over 55oC.
Dust mites are everywhere and there's just no escaping the fact that they will infest your carpets and if left to their own devices, each female will lay up to 100 eggs during its 80 day life cycle. Can you imagine the trouble this can cause in your office if your carpet cleaning efforts are not up to scratch?

Although dust mites do not attack the human body directly, their presence can trigger an allergic reaction causing great discomfort to those who are susceptible to them. In fact, it is not the dust mites themselves that cause the problem as much as the protein found in their remains and in their excreta, namely DER p1. Conventional machine - most carpet cleaners cannot remove the remains of dust mites and that is why Auckland Carpet Steam ‘n’ Dry can help www.steam-n-dry.co.nz

The more people you have working in your office, the more likely it is that dust mites will be present in the carpet. This is because human bodies shed skin in small quantities all the time and this is what attracts dust mites in the first place. In the home it is easy to take remedial action like changing your bed linen regularly and cleaning pillows on a regular basis. But in an office environment where carpets are the main affecting element a specialist cleaning program needs to be implemented to rid the office of these pests.

The fibres of most carpets have a rough fibrous surface that hold dust mites within the pile even when a normal vacuum cleaner is used to suck them out. Only a commercial cleaner coupled with specialist cleaning agents can do a proper job of removing them almost completely, the operative term here is ‘almost completely' because dust mites are impossible to entirely eradicate.

Let's look at the best strategy is for keeping your office as free of dust mites as possible.
• Use a commercial carpet cleaning service that regularly cleans carpets and schedules the use of a hot steam process at least every six months in conjunction with appropriate pesticides.
• Eliminate as much dust from the environment as possible from things like shelving and desks which can accumulate dust in large amounts if left unattended. This means that the cleaning contract should involve cleaning all office equipment especially hidden shelves and the tops of books or folders which may be left unused for long periods of time.
• Look at the possibility of installing air cleaners which will rid the air of dust before it can settle into the carpet.
Dust mites are a major cause of allergies and asthma so if any of your staff starts to exhibit the symptoms, like itchy or runny noses, sneezing and wheezing of any sort, you may have a dust mite problem that needs immediate attention. They thrive in warm humid climates so make sure your air-conditioning is adjusted to the lowest comfortable temperature.

Most important of all, make sure you employ a carpet cleaning company that uses over 550C steam such as to treat your carpets and prevent dust mites in the first place


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