Reduce Dust for Better Health

There are some people around that find housework fun and enjoy it. They are in the minority of people though. For most of us, the idea of vaccuuming after a long, hard day at work is the last thing on our minds. We also find better things to do at the weekend. The truth is that this is a very important task when it comes to keeping your family in good health. You need to give the house a good going over at least once a week.

You probably agree that your home looks pretty clean as it is – it is not the fine layer of dust that we can see that is the problem – it is when this dust settles into the carpet and becomes ingrained that problems develop. The carpet is the ideal breeding ground for a number of organisms – the worst being the dust mite. These mites feed on the debris in the carpet and multiply very quickly. The problem is that many people are allergic to them.

It is hard to believe but these tiny creatures can do quite a lot of harm overall, especially when it comes to allergy season. They irritate the lining of the nose and are one of the leading causes, after pollen, of allergic rhinitis. The problem is though, that once they have a foothold in your home, there is less and less that you can do with them overall. People often find that they take all the precautions against pollen but still have hassles. In these cases, dust mites might be the culprit.

You do need a good vaccuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to remove the minute particals from the air. (Other cleaners simply stir up the mites.) You also need to clean your mattress, lounge furniture and the curtains as well. Be sure to air the bed quite often and make sure that any linen is regularly swopped out and washed on a hot cycle. This will help prevent the build-up of dust, etc. that the mites use as a food source and their numbers will begin to dwindle. Having all carpets deepcleansed once a year will help to kill off any dust mites living there, as well as lifting deeply seated dirt.

Your home will be cleaner and smell better and your family will be healthier. You will also find that this is very good for the carpets as a whole. This helps to extend the life of the carpets and keeps them looking great for a lot longer. It can also help to remove stains and pet smells. It is advisable, however, to get someone in who knows what they are doing from the get go or you could end up damaging the carpet.