How do you reduce the amount of dust mites and allergens present in your home?
10 Techniques to Reduce Dust Mite Populations in your Home
Dust mites are in every home, in every corner like a dirty little secret. They grow and poop to aide in breaking down organic matter and waste. Its favorite snack is dead human skin cells.
Here are some tips to reduce the dirt, skin, and organic waste available for mites within your home.
Leave your windows open to allow fresh air flow within your home. This air flow will naturally reduce opportunities for mites to live and thrive.
Don’t make your bed
Making your bed creates the perfect sealed nest for bacteria and mites to congregate. Leaving your slept in
Use an Allergen Barrier
There are commercially available mattress covers available. You can purchase these in any reputable furniture store. As a bonus, usage of most allergen barriers increases the life of your mattresses and ensures that any warranties remain valid. The last one I purchased came with a 25-year warranty.
Don’t Sleep on the Sofa
Skin cells are the preferred dinner for our microscopic friends. Sleeping on our couches creates a plethora of good times for these shady little organisms. You can reduce this skin exposure by not sleeping on the cushions and keep an extra barrier of clothing between you and the fabric. This reduces exposure of the fabrics.
You can’t live in a plastic house, but you can reduce fiber products and furniture in your home. Carpets are a huge allergen
Clean and Vacuum
The most obvious on the list. This requires no explanation.
Freeze Unwashable Fibers
Your 2-year-old loves his little stuffed horse, but you won it at the carnival. You probably shouldn’t wash the horse because you won’t get out what you put in the washing machine. Using the freezer will preserve the integrity of the stuffed animal while you can still kill bacteria and dust mites. I know this is important because kids are extra susceptible to allergens and respiratory issues, while loving their plush toys. You’ll want to put the little horse in a plastic bag at bedtime and in the freezer for the night. This will protect him from moisture damage
Keep Pets Off Furniture
Fluffy and Rover are loved members of the family. We love them too. Our pet odor cleanup products are amazing. That said pets should stay off furniture when allergens are a family concern. Pet dander will mix with human dander and create a whole new level of environmental perfection for dust mites and allergens by keeping pets off the furniture. You can limit animal dander and hair from accumulating on the fabric.
Regular Duct Air Filter Maintenance
You’ll want to make sure you change your vent filters. I
Wipe Vents and Returns
Your air ducts and air returns are a lint haven. This probably doesn’t make sense because my first tip was to add ventilation and your ductwork is the height of air circulation for your home. However, none the less, wipe off your air vents and air returns occasionally. It’s also good to remove them and vacuum behind them annually.
Bonus tip – Get your Carpet Steam Cleaned Regularly --
You didn’t think we would leave “Get your carpet cleaned” off the list did you? Well, here it is. Steam is the worst enemy of mites. You can use this in combination with our powerful cleaning agents. You’ll be able to control allergens a lot
Our clients notice a reduction in asthma attacks and respiratory problems among both adults and children.
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