If you are one of the millions who suffer from allergies, then maintaining your carpets is essential.
Research shows that 25% of all allergies are due to dust mites. Up to 200,000 dust mites can live in one square meter of your carpet and each mite has 3 claws and 2 pincers on each of its 8 legs!
This makes it near impossible for you to remove them during normal vacuuming and so their numbers grow steadily, as they feed on the minute skin flakes that your family shed constantly.
The dust mites themselves are not allergens; it’s their faeces.
Their faeces mix with other bacteria, spores from mould and fungi, animal dander and regular house dust. When this cocktail of allergens becomes airborne is when you will begin to suffer.
The best preventative action you can take is to ask your carpet cleaner to apply an allergy relief treatment to your carpet after it has been professionally cleaned.
With a proper application and maintenance, this treatment will neutralise many of the allergens that lodge in your carpet for up to 6 months, creating a safer environment for you and your family.