When we first began ProSteamUK over twenty years ago, carpet and upholstery cleaning was a very different business. These services were seen as a luxury in many homes as people were happy to clean up stains as best they could and then strategically arrange coffee tables to hide the patches. However, now we are in an age where there have been so many technology breakthroughs it is hard to ignore the dangers that live within fibres of our carpets.
Did you know we lose up to 1.5 grams of body skin cells everyday (over 1 million!), which is enough to feed roughly a million dustmites. These cells (or dust) land on our furniture, floors, shelves and settle in our homes. It is easy to see when a shelf needs dusting, but how can we tell when our upholstery or carpets need attention? This dust settles deep within the surface of fabric, being ground in more and more as your carpet is walked on. These dead skin cells are the perfect feast for dust mites and they are what cause many problems in our homes today.
Dust mites are one of the most significant agitator for those suffering with in allergic asthma brought on by mite faeces. There are some measures you can take to help control these allergic reactions including:
▪ Where possible replace carpets with hard flooring so the mites cannot embed deep into the foundations.
▪ Use an British Allergy Foundation approved vacuum with a HEPA filtration system.
▪ Dust with a damp cloth to pick up any surface dust.
▪ For more help see www.allergyuk.org.
▪ Regularly have your carpets cleaned by a professional as normal vacuuming will not have the suction required to fully rid fibres of these pests.
ProSteamUK provide a high quality carpet and upholstery cleaning service in and around the Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire areas.
Our technicians use the best equipment and chemicals, using hot water extraction otherwise known as ‘Steam cleaning’ to thoroughly clean the dirtiest carpets and rugs, leaving them clean and odour free.
We test your carpet to determine the fibre type and then judge how to get you the best results – a level of service and professionalism that very few of our local and national competitors can even match.
To keep your family safe and healthy, give us a call today.