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What’s the big deal about dust mites?

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019

Dust mites, while microscopic, can cause huge problems. But before we talk about why you don’t want dust mites, what are dust mites?

Dust mites are tiny little organisms that burrow into soft warm places; a.k.a your carpet. They live and reproduce by the hundreds as they feast on dead skin cells.

dust mite crawling in carpet eating dead skin cells in San Francisco carpet

The average person in San Francisco CA sheds 600,000 skin cells every hour. The daily amount of skin cells shed is enough to feed one million dust mites per day all while they reproduce an average of 1-3 eggs per day each.

You don’t have to do the math to know that, that is a lot of dust mites! 

While you won’t see them crawling directly on you, you might notice an increase in sneezing, red eyes, itchy feelings, and other allergy symptoms. As one of the top allergy causers in San Francisco CA homes, dust mites cause trigger allergies or asthma.
They can cause allergies and asthma to worsen!

person sneezing in San Francisco CA from dust mites in carpet

So what can you do to get rid of dust mites in your carpet?

Regular vacuuming is a great start! Minimizing dirt that gets trapped and leftover dead skin cells will minimize dust mites which will, in turn, will minimize the triggering of allergies.

Your next best bet is to maintain regular professional cleanings in addition to your personal ones.

A professional carpet or upholstery cleaning is the best way to remove dust mites from your home.

Chem-Dry by Leonard of San Francisco CA removes 98% of allergens from carpet and upholstery to better improve the health of your home. Our green-certified cleaning solution provides a healthy and effective way to remove dust mites from your carpet.

Cleaning your San Francisco CA carpets every 3-6 months provides for optimal indoor air conditions. Call (415) 747-0555 or Book today to show those dust mites who is in charge! 

Chem-Dry by Leonard technician with customer in home point to carpet preparing for a carpet cleaning

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