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Are Dust Mites damaging your family's health?

Dust mites are a microscopic pest in the arachnid family measuring between 0.2mm - 0.6mm but contrary to popular belief dust mites don't bite but rather the irritation many people experience related to dust mites is an allergic reaction to their feces and excretions not their bite.

Dust mites feed on dead skin flacks, pet dander, mould and mildew and all the things that make up "dust". Dust mites produce a powerful digestive enzyme that is carried through to their feces and excretions. It is this enzyme that elicits an allergic reaction from a large portion of the population. Signs of an allergic reaction include coughing, wheezing, runny nose, itchy eyes and nose.

Like any pest, dust mites thrive where food is plentiful which is why you should

take extra care to change bed linens, vacuum regularly and maintain a good house cleaning regime. It's impossible to completely eliminate dust mites from your home but regular cleaning and maintenance is the best way to limit your family's exposure to dust mites and improve the overall health of your home.

Thorough and regular vacuuming is a great way to reduce dust and dust mites but over a 12 months period dust and dust mites build up deep within your home's carpet fibers and really the only way to clear out this build up is by having a deep steam clean using the hot water extraction method done at least once a year. Experts recommend annual steam cleaning for carpets and say cleaning should be done more often if there are pets of asthma sufferers in the home.

When you get your carpets professionally steam cleaned by Results Home Services you will enjoy better, healthier indoor air quality as the build up of dust, dirt, bacteria, mould and dust mites have been cleared out of your carpet and cannot be agitated into the air by foot traffic and into your lungs.

If it's been a while since your last carpet clean or if you'd like to experience a Results Home Services carpet clean for yourself, call us on 3823 2500 and experience all the reasons why we have been cleaning Brisbane's carpets for over 25 years.

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