The Domestic Dust Mite: Main Reasons For Asthma, Allergies And Eczema
Dust mites are tiny organisms (up to 0.3 mm) with eight legs, distantly related to spiders, you can’t see them with the naked eye. Other than triggering allergy and asthma symptoms, they don’t cause any harm. They like to live in areas that are warm and humid and can be found in many homes. In fact, you can hardly find a home without them. Dust Mites live for 3-4 months with females laying 25 to 50 eggs, with a new generation produced every three weeks! Some people are allergic to dust mites’ decayed bodies and faecal material, which become components of airborne household dust.
What is the Dust Mite’s Residence?
Beds are a prime habitat, a typical mattress may have anywhere from 100,000 to 10 million mites inside. Mites prefer warm, moist surroundings such as the inside of a mattress when someone is on it. Their favourite food is dander (human skin flakes). Bedroom carpeting and home upholstery usually support high mite populations.
Dust Mite Related Problems
Estimates are that dust mites may be a factor in 50-80% of asthma cases, as well as in countless cases of eczema, hay fever, and other allergic ailments. The main area of concern is for very young children growing up in environments where there’s high dust mite exposure — or other types of allergen exposure. There is some evidence that if an infant or a young child grows up where there’s a high exposure to sensitizing substances, he or she will be more likely to develop allergy problems, asthma or both.
The best way to ensure a healthy home environment with significantly reduced amount of dust mites is professional cleaning of your soft furnishings on regular basis. Cleaning Bros use a product called PROmite, which is proven to create an allergy-free home environment by safely removing the House Dust Mite from your mattress, carpets and upholstery. Not only will it dramatically reduce the number of dust mites in your home but will also protect against common dirt and soils as well as spillages.
Ensure a healthy and fresh environment at home call Cleaning Bros for an estimate and free advice. We will carry out a test to establish whether or not you have dust mites living around you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes, we strive to offer a free on-site quotation for each job. However, in some circumstances, for example- if there are time limitations- we might provide a rough estimate over the phone based on the information you provide us with. We will then give you an accurate quote on the day prior to commencement of the works.
Yes, over the years we have gained a few accreditations:
- NCCA – full member of National Carpet Cleaners Association
- TACCA – member of The Approved Carpet Cleaners Association
- LTT leather care – trained by LTT leather care for leather cleaning and restoration
- Member of Checkatrade
- Approved for Health & Safety by Safecontractor
- Member of FSB, Federation of small business
Yes, we use a portable carpet extractor that is powerful enough to tackle any jobs being placed outside. We use a 15 metre long flexible pipe attached to the carpet extractor that will reach everywhere on most jobs with the machine being outside.
We have a range of eco-friendly products that work very well. However, on difficult stains or soiled areas sometimes we might need to use stronger products.
It’s very difficult to predict the exact amount of hours for each individual job as there are quite a few variables that could possibly affect this. That’s why we always advise that a free on-site survey is carried out beforehand so we can take into consideration all factors.
We will measure up all areas to be cleaned, establish the type of your carpet and its installation and the level of soiling. We will also discuss any concerns you may have or any areas that you want us to pay attention to i.e. stains or spots, excess soiling in certain areas etc. We will then talk you through what we do and how we do it.
Lastly, based on our findings, we will produce a written quotation and leave a copy with you for your consideration. At no point will you be faced with hard sell or any type of pushy tactics. All this is done free of charge and with no obligation on your part.
We want to earn your trust, and we believe that the only way to do that is by being totally transparent.
Drying times are vastly dependant on the type of your carpets and the weather. There are a few more factors that affect drying times i.e. how soiled the carpet was (the more soiled your carpet the more cleaning solution we need to use and therefore the drying times will be longer), ability / inability to keep the windows open etc. Roughly it takes anywhere between 4-12 hours for carpets to dry completely.
Today’s cleaning products for carpet and upholstery cleaning are made in a way that they have very little effect on the environment if at all. In some instances, especially where stain removal is involved, we might have to use stronger chemicals to do the job right. However, we always advise our clients on what products are to be used for each individual job we undertake, so the final decision is theirs. We also have an eco-friendly line, where the products used are 100% environment-friendly, children, pet and allergy sufferers-friendly and are 100% biodegradable as well.
Yes, we would move all movable large furnishings such as sofas, dining tables, beds. We wouldn’t though move any units full of stuff like clothes and other items, nor would we move electronics such as TV, Hi-Fi systems etc.
We use hot water extraction method also known as steam cleaning. This is the best and the most efficient carpet cleaning method. We use also bonnet buffing, shampoo brushing, carpet dry compound cleaning.
The whole amount is payable on the day of the cleaning by cash or credit/debit card upon completion of the job. Credit cards will incur 2,5% surcharge. We do not take cahques!
We reserve the right to require at our discretion up to 50% deposit.