Today it’s estimated that 2.5 million children have some type of allergy. According to carpet cleaning Etobicoke recent data was gathered that accounts for the loss of an estimated two point five million school days per year. Besides keeping your children from attending school, allergies can make them miserable with runny noses, itchy eyes, sore throats and skin rashes. Things such as dust, bed bugs, dogs, cats, birds and cockroaches in the home can cause allergies.
Dust mites are one of the most common causes of children’s allergies, and the main allergic component of house dust. Present year-round in most parts of Canada, although not at high altitudes, dust mites live in bedding, upholstery, rugs and carpets. According to carpet cleaning Mississauga experts, dust mites avoid the light and need at least 50 percent relative humidity to survive. They say there are five easy ways to decrease dust mite exposure through out the home:
- If it’s a hard surface clean it.
- If it’s a washable fabric, wash it in hot water.
- If you can’t wash or wipe it, encase it.
- If you can’t wipe, wash, or encase it, remove it.
- If indoor air is damp, monitor it, and keep relative humidity below 45 percent by using air-conditioning or dehumidifier, and avoid humidifiers.
Pet allergens are dispersed when the pet licks and the salvia gets on its fur or feathers. As the salvia dries, protein particles become air borne and work their way into fabrics in the home.
Cats are the worst because they lick themselves frequently as part of their grooming. Bed bugs are especially prevalent in a lot of fabrics. Exposure to them is thought by carpet cleaning Etobicoke as a major cause of asthma. If your child is dust sensitive, or has allergies or asthma, you can reduce his or her misery by creating a dust free bedroom. By following the routine suggested by clean my carpet described in this blog. Although these steps may seem difficult at first, experience plus habit will make them easier. The results are better breathing, fewer medicines, and greater freedom from allergy and asthma attacks. Completely empty the room to clean and empty all closets. Keep clothing in zipped plastic bags and shoes in boxes off the floor. Remove carpeting if possible, clean and scrub the woodwork to remove all traces of dust. Wipe wood, tile, linoleum floors with water, wax, or oil and cement any linoleum to the floor. Close the doors and windows until the dust-sensitive child is ready to use the room. I always think it’s the little things that help out the most when cleaning. Whether it’s a little assistance from your daughter or a professional, these handy helpers will save you time and effort. Let’s not forget that we are doing this to give our children a better and healthier dust free life. Make sure to use a scrub brush for simple jobs. When the shower curtain needs cleaning spread it on the grass outside, use the scrub brush with mild soap and garden hose to clean it. Keep a dustpan and brush handy for sweeping up dry spills like cereal, flour, coffee, cat food and more. Is always good to have two vacuum cleaners-one for upstairs, another for downstairs. It prevents you from having to lug them up and down.
In my next blog I will give you more hints and helping points from carpet cleaning Mississauga.