Common allergens "hiding" in the home environment include:
Dust mites: Microscopic
arachnids found anywhere there is dust. Just one gram of dust
can contain anywhere from 100 to 500 dust mites
Pet Dander: Dander
is small scales of skin that animals shed.
Microscopic fungal "seeds" that thrive in damp areas of the home, such
as the basement, kitchen and bathroom. Carpet and upholstery
dust harbors millions of fungal spores
Cockroaches are common, unseen houseguests throughout
the world. Their body parts and droppings are highly
Microscopic reproductive components of flowering plants and
trees. They enter the home from outdoors and are a common
component of house dust.
Where Do They Come From? Allergens
are constantly tracked into the home from outdoors. Some are
present in the home because of pets while others, such as mold, grow in
damp areas. Research has shown that carpets in indoor
environments act as a collector for these allergens. When
carpets are not professionally cleaned regularly, these particles can
Keeping your home
healthy, clean, and safe are the most important things for any family.
At Chem-Dry we offer a safe, allergy and chemical-free way to clean
your carpets and to protect your family.
There are a lot of
tiny little reasons to clean your carpet the Chem-Dry way... dust
mites, allergens, and germs... it's enough to keep you up nights! Here
are some helpful hints from our family to yours for maintaining a
The Environmental Protection Agency recently
announced a recommendation that carpeting be cleaned every six months
to improve indoor air quality. A 10-year study concluded
that indoor carpeting holds a similar level of mold spores and bacteria
as do hard surfaces. However, this research also proved that the air
above carpet contains fewer allergens then the air
above hard surfaces. While hard flooring allows these contaminants to
be re-circulated into the breathing zone, carpeting actually traps them
and holds them like a filter.
This filter needs to
be emptied frequently to insure proper function. This requires a deep
cleaning which flushes contaminants while drying as rapidly as possible
and does not use cleaners which can leave a residue which can serve as
a food source. Mold and mildew which feast on these residues can form
after just 4 hours on damp carpets. After 24 hours, molds, yeast, and
soil bacteria are potentially producing odors and airborne allergens
and toxic microorganisms.
Regular cleanings by
not only improve the appearance of your carpet, but also your indoor
air quality. Furthermore, the application of our sanitizers and
deodorizers can also combat the food, bacteria, odors, fur, hair, and
other pollutants that kids, pets, and everyday living introduce into
your carpet and your home. Your home can be cleaner, healthier, and
pleasant-smelling as well.
You'll not only
enjoy clean, dry carpets, but you'll also have the benefit of a
healthier home. Plus, we offer professional strength Solutions that
Make Scents deodorizer to freshen your indoor environment between
regularly scheduled cleanings!
educational video Developed for healthcare practitioners,
this video help update
them on the mounting evidence that shows a strong correlation with hard
flooring and an INCREASE
Allergy related symptoms.
The best way to reduce allergic reactions to
dust, mold, and other indoor allergens is to reduce your exposure to
them. Here are some tips for maintaining a healthy home
and humidity (60% or lower) y using a dehumidifier or air
and coverings weekly in hot (130°) water.
and upholstery cleaned at least twice a year by your Chem-Dry
professional, or more often if you have children or pets.
floors and upholstery three times a week using a vacuum cleaner with a
HEPA (high-efficiency particulate) filter. Ask your Chem-Dry
professional for vacuum cleaner recommendations.
and air conditioning system inspected and serviced twice a year, and
use and replace high-efficiency filters monthly.
mats regularly to reduce the amount of dust and soil tracked inside.
and box springs professionally cleaned, then encase in allergen
impermeable covers. (Ask your Chem-Dry professional about
mattress extraction services.)
Further Information & Resources
Feel free to contact us.
We have free reports, information and services that can really help
alleviate your allergies.
an ever growing numbers of people
with allergies, asthma symptoms and breathing problems the CRI have
lots of the latest studies from around the world on allergies
and indoor air quality issues that you can access by Clicking
Proper Air Purification Can Make The Difference
to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studies, “on
average, the air inside your home is up to 5 times more polluted than
outdoor air” - and it's because indoor air gets trapped.
Individuals sensitized to airborne allergens such as pollen, mold
spores, cat or dog dander and house dust mite excrements can reduce
their indoor exposure to these allergens by use of a high-efficiency
air purification. The best we've found is IQAir. They offer
specific room air purifiers and whole-house air purifiers that provide
ultra-high efficiency removal of allergens and other irritants.
REPORT Reveals facts YOU need to know
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