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Got allergies?

And I’m not talking about the seasonal allergies that happen when trees bud and flowers bloom…

If you or someone in your home is suffering from allergies the most likely cause is from dust mites.   And they aren’t pretty….

What exactly are dust mites?  

 From Wikipedia, ” The house dust mite (sometimes referred to by allergists as HDM), is a cosmopolitan guest in human habitation. Dust mites feed on organic detritus such as flakes of shed human skin and flourish in the stable environment of dwellings. House dust mites are a common cause of asthma and allergic symptoms worldwide. Some of the gut enzymes (notably proteases) produced by the house mite persist in their fecal matter, and can be strongly allergenic.

Dust mites are tiny and reproduce rapidly.  But don’t be alarmed they are in everyone’s homes and you are not alone.

So what can YOU do?

Well….Since the most common places to find dust mites is in carpet and bedding you should  vacuum often and with a Hepa Vacuum cleaner.  Also have carpets professionally cleaned by a certified carpet cleaner who uses  truck mount hot water extraction for cleaning.    Wash bedding weekly and dry sheets at a high temperature. 

Also if you notice dust in your home occuring more often you might want to have your ducts inspected and get them cleaned.   The dust you are seeing is from dead skin cells and dustmite debris.  (Ewww I know…not a pleasant thought to be breathing!)

Doing these 3 things will help anyone in your home suffering from allergies and start feeling better.

June 8, 2010 - Posted by | Allergies | , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. […] Got allergies? « Clean and Healthy Home […]

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  2. Those who do not like the bag less vacuum cleaner also complain that the drain cup that a lot of dirt can be released into the air, a problem often cause allergies. They are also quick to point out that sometimes clog empty bag less with very messy hampered recovery tend to be carried out because of the confusion this creates. Fortunately, the industry knows that empty the vast majority of these problems have been more than adequately solved by the manufacturers. So even if the first bag less systems, technical problems associated with them, so this is no longer the norm.

    Comment by | June 10, 2010 | Reply

    • There are many excellent Hepa vacuums on the market today. Also central vacuum systems is another option to consider.

      Comment by Clean and Healthy Home | June 10, 2010 | Reply

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