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Hand-Tufted Rug Odor Hand-tufted rugs from the Middle East, particularly from India, Pakistan and even China, have become increasingly popular with consumers over the past several years. Although these rugs are made by hand (and thus the consumer thinks they’re … Continue reading
Keep Your Carpet Warranty Valid Would you drive your car for 100,000 miles without changing the oil? Of course you would not. To keep your engine in good working order, you change the oil and do a tune up once and a … Continue reading
Q: I’m looking to have my air ducts cleaned but I’ve seen prices vary from $99 to $800. I have not been given an explanation that I believe as the reason for the price difference. What are your thoughts on … Continue reading
By Jim Donovan PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Are you thinking about getting your carpets cleaned and tempted by ads offering rock bottom prices? But how many of those ads are too good to be true? In this week’s Angie’s List report, … Continue reading
Before shopping for new carpet, it is important to understand the four main types of carpet fibers and carefully weigh the pros and cons that type of carpet each offers. 1. Wool Carpet is the most expensive choice for a … Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) – Oct 13, 2012 – The value of education cannot be overlooked. The ability to adapt, learn, and master new skills is more important then ever. Cleaning technician, John Kutch has just completed an … Continue reading
Firstly, congratulations! The benefits of having someone a professionally cleaned carpet for you are fantastic: prolonged life span, beautiful appearance, softer feel, and improved indoor air quality. A sparkling home or business is what we all want, and it starts … Continue reading
House Hold Dusting Tips 1. Keep windows, doors, and garage doors closed. 2. If you keep your windows open, buy allergen screens. Run HVAC Fan to ciculate and clean air inside. 3. Buy high end filters for your home that … Continue reading
Dust mites are in your home and cause allergic reactions. They belong to the family of eight-legged creatures called arachnids. This family also includes spiders, chiggers and ticks. Dust mites are hardy creatures that multiply easily in warm, humid places. They prefer temperatures at or above 70°F with a relative humidity of 55-80 percent and die when the humidity falls below 45 percent. Dust mites are rarely found in dry climates.
As many as 10 percent of the general population and 90 percent of people with allergies and asthma are sensitive to dust mites. Recent studies in the United States suggest that at least 45 percent of young people with asthma are allergic to dust mites.
People who are allergic to dust mites react to proteins in their decomposition and feces. These particles are found in the highest concentrations in pillows, mattresses, carpets, rugs, and upholstery. They are so very light they can float in the air for hours. When disturbed by: air flow, vacuums, foot traffic, ruffled bedding, pets, they settle out into the air again.
Dust mite-allergic people who inhale these particles experience more frequent allergic symptoms. In fact, a dust mite allergic patient who sleeps for 8 hours every night spends one third of his or her life with their nose in direct contact with a pillow loaded with dust mite particles!
There may be many as 19,000 dust mites in one gram of dust, but usually between 100 to 500 mites live in each gram. (A gram is about the weight of a paper clip.) Each mite produces about 10-20 waste particles per day and lives for 30 days. Egg-laying females can add 25-30 new mites to the population during their lifetime. Dusty mite critters eat particles of skin and dander, so they thrive in places where there are people. Dust mites don’t bite, cannot spread diseases and usually do not live on people. They are harmful only to people who become allergic to them. While usual household cleaning and insecticides have no effect on dust mites, there are ways to reduce exposure to dust mites in the home. Make it Sparkle.
PR Log – Global Press Release Distribution Local Cleaning Company Now Offer Hardwood Floor Cleaning. Philadelphia, PA- March 27th, 2012- Philadelphia based house cleaning and carpet cleaning company, A1Sparkles, has just launched its much anticipated hardwood floor cleaning and refinishing … Continue reading