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Dust is caused by the following: loose human and pet hair, soil particles, pollen, mildew spores, dust mites, food particles, and other minor and major sources. Dust accumulation can cause allergic reactions.
Speaking of dust there are also these little critters called dust mites. House dust mites are arachnids, not insects. Related to spiders, dust mites are microscopic, eight-legged creatures that are 0.3mm in length and invisible to the human eye. They are found in virtually all homes, no matter how clean. They live on the dust that accumulates in carpet, fabrics, furniture and bedding.
The house dust mite survives by eating our dead skin cells, which make up to 80 percent of house dust. They also live off water vapor, which we provide for them by perspiring and breathing approximately on pint per person per night. So mites are even found in climates with very low humidity. A dust mite will produce 20 fecal pellets per day – that is 200 times its own body weight in feces during its short lifetime. If dust mite pellets were the size of golf balls, the average queen-size bed would have a pile of pellets 70 feet high.
During the night, most people toss and turn up to 60 or 70 times. This expels mite fecal pellets from the bedding and pillows into the air. These allergens can stay in the air for up to 2 hours. Once airborne, dried dust mite droppings are inhaled, causing allergic reactions in asthmatics. These allergens can cause wheezing, coughs, itchy eyes, sniffles and in more serious cases, asthma, eczema, and allergic rhinitis.
The eradication of the dust mite should not be your objective, because total eradication is impossible. Eradication would require such high levels of pesticides that it would be harmful to humans. Additionally, we always carry some mites on our hair or eyebrows that would be re-introduced to our bedding starting the cycle again.
The types of pollen that most commonly cause allergic reactions are produced by the plain-looking plants (trees, grasses, and weeds) that do not have showy flowers. These plants make small, light, dry pollen grains that are custom-made for wind transport.
After an animal sheds dander, the material not only collects on its skin, forcing an exposure every time you touch the animal, but it also spreads around your home as the animal moves about. Dander stays around for a long time and can easily stick to walls, furniture & carpet. Dander also gets into the air when you groom your pet.
We love them to death but sometimes they leave little surprises that put the health of our carpets in jeopardy.
Your carpets are one of the most high-risk areas for mold growth. Airborne mold spores land on carpet fibers and find themselves comfortable and well-nourished. Moisture is the biggest factor for mold growth. Mold loves humid climates, especially North Carolina's climate. Mold is hard to detect without an expert because its rarely visible and typically lurks in the far reaches of your home. Carpets near bathrooms, basements, and other damp places in your home are at high risk. Allergens produced by mold affect people in different ways. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to mold include: skin rashes, coughing, severe wheezing, difficulty breathing, itching, and asthma.
Carpets can be a breeding ground for all kinds of bacteria. The strains that are most commonly found in carpets are the ones that cause illness, hospitalizations, and even deaths. Some of these notorious bacteria include Salmonella, Campylobacter, and E Coli.
Many insects thrive on a concoction of food residue, pet feces, and other insects. They continue to thrive on it as it rots away beneath the surface of your carpet. Bugs such as cockroaches, water bugs, ear wigs and many other creepy critters can lurk in your carpet. Tiny channels within your home can provide direct routes to your kitchen or bedroom.
Aside from unsightly charring and soot build-up, smoke can leave an unpleasant odor that seems to cling to the walls. Smoke odors can be quite stubborn. Triple D's Carpet Cleaning has deodorizer application that can get rid of the smoke odor. It enters the walls, carpets, draperies, furnishings and makes them smell nice. Keep in mind, though, that if the smoke odor has permeated throughout your home and if it has sat there for a while, there is little that can be done to eliminate the smoke odor.