Dust mites live off human skin scales which have been partially digested by moulds. They are about ¼ milimetre in length and thrive in humid environments such as beds, carpets, upholstery fabrics and clothing. It’s the dust mites droppings which most people are allergic to, each mite produces 20 droppings a day and the proteins in these cause allergic symptoms. These allergic symptoms may become more heightened if you suffer with Hay fever so eradicating the mites could improve your suffering during the summer months.
Asthma eczema and perennial allergic rhinitis are all associated with dust mite allergy, most exposure happens in bed, so it is important to wash bedding regularly. Also allergy proof bedding can also help along with our Mattress Medic service which cleans the mattress to remove all droppings and an allergy shield is sprayed on to kill all dust mites and bed bugs and also protects the mattress from coming back.
Carpets and upholstery should be vacuumed two or three times a week in order to keep levels to a minimum. Very high temperatures can also kill the dust mites, we offer a full steam carpet clean to not only kill the dust mites, but get your carpets and upholstery clean again. We also offer a specialist protection for your carpets and upholstery which has a double action of resisting stains as well as killing not only dust mites, also carpet beetle and carpet moth.
Clean-my carpets and upholstery offers an allergy protection service for your whole home in the Southampton, Eastleigh, Fareham, Portsmouth areas inc carpet cleaning , upholstery cleaning , curtain cleaning , mattress cleaning . All our protective treatments are confirmed for their suitability for home textiles and have no irritation to skin or any other side effects, RCC Research & Consulting Co p.Nos. 618783 278875
Vacuum your carpet regularly , daily for busy households. Grit and dirt collect at the base of fibres on carpets and can become abrasive. Over time the action of walking on the carpet cause particles to grind away your pile resulting in premature wear. We use an upright vacuum with a powered brushed roller as part of our 10 step cleaning process , this type of vacuum is one which we recommend for extending the life of your carpets. The powered brushed roller dislodges and removes damaging grit and soiling by agitating the carpet pile. For long pile and looped pile carpet we recommend using the suction head only due to possible damage caused by the roller.
Repositioning Furniture from time to time minimizes the effect of sun fade, this also change where people walk on the carpet preventing excess wear on one area only.
When dealing with stains the most important action to take is to react quickly! Never rub as this will push the liquid or substance further into the carpet, blot liquid stains and scrape substance (food) up with a spoon first. Only ever lightly dampen the area with plain or soda water as over wetting can spread the stain. Continue blotting with kitchen roll until all the stain is removed . If you do have an unfortunate accident call us on 01489 600571, we can advise you on what to do.
When cleaning an area of carpet , we would advise not to use soap or detergents, this is due the the residue which is left behind can become sticky and attract further soiling creating dark patches on your carpet. We use professional carpet cleaning chemicals and powerful machines to extract what we clean your carpets in Southampton and Portsmouth areas with.
Protective treatments should be applied by professional carpet cleaning companies as this shields the fabric by repelling soil and liquid preventing absorption. When properly protected any spillages will puddle on top of the carpet giving you time to grab something to blot the spillage with. Clean-my Carpets and Upholstery offer a full service from clean, stain removal to protecting your carpets professionally.