Bacteria is dangerous, does it lurk in your carpet?
Vacuum Cleaners – Are They Really Clean?
Many people vacuum their carpets to remove dirt or small mishaps. Sometimes carpets are vacuumed, because the assumption is they seem fresh afterwards. But did you know that there are allergens, mold spores, bacteria and sometimes viruses living in your carpet fibers? If your kids or pets love to play on the carpet or if you want a healthier and cleaner home, we have provided some helpful information and tips on keeping some of these germs and pollutants out. Vacuuming is great, but did you know that your vacuum cleaner may be one of the dirtiest things in your home? Microbiologists have identified air blown from a running vacuum cleaner as one of the five places in the home that has the highest number of germs. Other places include dish sponges, washing machines, bathroom toilets during a flush and kitchen trash cans. Prevent your home from having a germ filled vacuum by cleaning it out regularly, clean out filters and brushes and sanitize them with a sanitary wipe.
Are there allergy sufferers in your home? If you have pets then these facts may interest you. According to studies published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, scientific journal to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAA&I) up to 10% of the general population and 40% of allergic individuals react to cats and dogs. Allergy to cats is twice as common as allergy to dogs. In most areas around the country approximately 50% of homes will have a dog or cat living indoors. Many of the homes where there is no pet living inside still contain enough dander to cause an allergic reaction. Dander and old skin scales come from underneath pets fur which is similar to dandruff in humans. These allergens are extremely tiny like dust or powder but will circulate in the air and cling to drapery, mattresses, wall coverings, furniture, area rugs and carpets. Dogs saliva and urine are potential sources of allergens as well. They are deposited on the furn through licking and urination. When hair dries the microscopic particles flake off and become airborne which trigger symptoms that characterize allergies to pets. Cats produce another major type of allergen called Fel d 1. This is deposited on the fur from sebaceous glands of the skin and their saliva when cats lick themselves to clean.
Pet Urine in your carpets?
Pet urine contains not one source of bacteria but two! Gross right? Inevitably, if you have a pet, at some point there will be an accident made on your carpets or area rugs. But what happens once that accident occurs? The cat or dogs urine travels into the carpet fibers, down through the jute of the carpet and straight down into the padding below. Now, this is where things start to get stinky. Because the urine is trapped in the padding which is essentially sponge, it festers and bacteria starts to grow rapidly. Odor sources begin to grow which is a sign there is a significant problem. To correct this problem requires professional carpet cleaners. First, the urine must be removed from the carpet and padding. Sometimes the tackstrip also needs to be replaced as well if it has been infected. Not all carpet cleaners can treat pet urine in carpet and their odors completely. Chem-Dry uses an all Natural and organic cleansing treatment to remove both sources of pet urine odor called P.U.R.T. Call Air Fresh Chem-Dry today if you have pet stains, pet urine odor or pet damage. Professionals are the only cure for this problem and is typically 1/3 the cost of carpet replacement.
When an allergy specialist tests a patient and finds an allergic reaction to animal dander and the patient owns a pet, the doctor has the difficult task of making it clear that the patient will have allergic reactions as long as the pet remains in the home. Most doctors know that family pets often win out and remain in the home, so the doctor can only suggest the best ways to live with the pet. Often their suggestions are the most practical advice and should be heeded. That advice varies, but there are some common themes: Don’t allow the pet into your bedroom; run a HEPA air cleaner in your bedroom; wipe the cat down with a treatment or shampoo your dog; use a HEPA vacuum cleaner and a high efficiency furnace filter. As well, professional carpet cleaners, upholstery cleaners, area rug cleaners and air duct cleaning companies are key to keeping a home healthy and clean. Air Fresh Chem-Dry can deep clean your carpets, rid homes of dust mites and dander, as well as pet urine and bacteria. Call 1-866-384-7474 today for your professional in home cleaning. .
More about ridding your home of animal dander.
Because pet dander, especially cat dander, is small and sticky it adheres to everything – floors and carpets, walls, furniture, lamp shades, even ceilings. In order to remove it, every part of your home should be vacuumed with a true HEPA vacuum cleaner. If you have hard surface floors, they should be mopped weekly. If you install a high efficiency furnace filter, like 3M’s Ultra Allergen, you should leave your furnace fan running by setting the fan to “on” rather than “auto”. Regular use of Quick Bath Pet Wipes to remove pet dander and soften your pet’s skin will help keep pet dander from getting airborne. Finally, run a true HEPA air cleaner in your bedroom to remove airborne dander. The best way to prevent carpets, rugs and furniture from having bacteria, dander and allergens in your home is to have a clean and sanitized vacuum cleaner with a vacuuming regimen. As well, hire professionals every 6 months up to 1 year for professional carpet cleanings, upholstery cleaning, tile cleanings and area rug cleanings. Have your home deep cleaned and sanitized for optimum results. As well, mattresses should be cleaned frequently as well and dust mite anti allergen treatments can help kill dander, dust mites and their eggs. The professionals at Air Fresh Chem-Dry are here to help!
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