Allergies are definitely on the increase in California. They are an unwanted response of the immune system. They result in inflammation in the eyes and nose (rhinitis), lungs (asthma) and skin (eczema) – and may contribute to migraine, hypoactivity and rheumatoid arthritis. It is estimated that allergies affect some 40% of the population at some time. Tri-Valley, California residents will benefit from basic education about allergy causes and options for reducing allergens through steam cleaning of carpets and application of ideally formulated topical treatments. Let Eminent Carpet Cleaning tell you what we know!
House dust mite excrement is one of the most widespread allergen triggers for asthma, eczema and allergic nasal mucous membrane inflammations. Studies have revealed that this trigger is actually a microscopic protein found in the excrement of the dust mite. This substance, now known as the allergen Der p1, is today recognized throughout the world as the major cause of the distressing symptoms of asthma, rhinitis, eczema and other dust-sensitive conditions.
These tiny creatures thrive in their millions in the warmth and humidity of carpets, mattresses, bedding, upholstery and furnishings of even the most scrupulously clean homes. They are too small to be seen without a microscope, feeding mainly on shedded human skin scales, fungi and bacteria. House dust mites are found in every household. Even with regular and thorough house cleaning, dust particles and human skin scales continuously accumulate.
The occupants of the house are the proven source of food for the dust mite and wherever we spend most time in the home will be the greatest affected area. The house dust mite lives for approximately 4 months. In this time, it will produce about 200 times its own body weight in excrement and lay approximately 300 eggs.
Sometimes, our Tri-Valley carpet cleaning customers ask us why they can’t just a home vacuum cleaner to solve the problem. They are often surprised to learn that, as the dust mite excrement dries, breaks away and becomes airborne, vacuuming with conventional cleaners using conventional filters can do more harm than good by blowing out up to 40% of the dust they collect into the surrounding atmosphere. This can cause even more distress to the people with asthma or other dust related allergy problems.
Even the simple, everyday act of sitting on a mattress or armchair forces air out like a bellows, sending millions of mite droppings (the principle souse of the allergen Der p1) into the air. Absorbed either by inhalation or skin contact, this invisible allergen cloud poses a most serious threat to the dust-sensitive members of the family. This is why they often feel worse after making the bed, or suffer nightly discomfort lying in bed or on rising when they throw back the covers.
As it is perfectly natural for humans to shed skin scales, the dust mite has an important role to play in everyday life. The eradication of the dust mite is not the object, because total eradication of mites is impossible; therefore, eliminating the allergen is the initial priority.
Allergies driving you or a loved one crazy? We can come to you fast in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and San Ramon, California to perform our powerful deep-steam cleaning and anti-allergen dust mite treatment.