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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.  

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June 8, 2010 Posted by | Allergies | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Do you have to dust right after dusting?

If you happen to find dust on your furniture shortly after dusting then most likely your home is in need of having  duct cleaning.      If you find yourself constantly dusting then your ducts are probably full of dust & debris that keeps circulating around and around the house.   You could dust everyday but it still won’t help. 

The remedy is to get your ducts professionally cleaned!  You will still have to dust periodically but it will no longer be an on going battle.  Your home will be much healthier too!

Some other reasons you might consider having your ducts cleaned:

1.  If someone in your home has asthma or breathing problems.

2. If someone in your home suffers from headaches, sinus problems or nasal congestion at night or in the mornings.

3. If someone smokes inside the home.

4. If you have dogs, cats or other pets.

5.  If you notice stale or musty smells when the furnace runs.

6. If it seems like there is not enough air flow through your vents.

If you answered yes to any of the above then it is time to have your ducts cleaned and your home once again healthy.

January 14, 2009 Posted by | air duct cleaning, Allergies, Anchorage Air Duct Cleaning, Wasilla Air Duct Cleaning | , , , | Leave a comment