How To Reduce Dust Mites In Carpet

Your house can trap all kinds of allergens such as pollen, mold and pet dander. However, one of the most common allergens is dust mites. If you suffer from allergies, dust mites could be one of the main culprits. These allergy-triggering particles can wreak havoc on your sinus system. Here are a few tips for dealing with dust mites and other carpet-related allergens.

Keep it dry: Dust mites, like many unwanted pests, are attracted to humid environments. 

Heat and steam: There is one exception to the above rule: regular carpet cleaning can keep your carpet clear of dust mites, other allergens and dirt. You can rent a carpet steamer at your local hardware store, but if you want to get the most thorough and effective carpet cleaning possible, you may want to consider hiring a professional service.

Vacuum: Vacuuming doesn’t kill dust mites, but it can reduce mites and other allergens as well as promote a cleaner, healthier home.

Dust hard surfaces: Dust mites are attracted to dusty carpets. To prevent dust from building up, it is important that you regularly dust and disinfect all hard surfaces in your home.

Avoid window fans: You should avoid using window fans to prevent bringing more allergens in the home. Window fans can bring dust and dirt from outside into your home, and all that dirt and dust will settle in your space, inviting dust mites in along with it.

A clean, dust mite free home may require a few simple tasks but it’s worth the time to keep those indoor allergies at bay! Fortunately, Indy Carpet Cleaning is here to help!