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Breathe Easier

As you probably already know, your home can be a HUGE trap for allergens!  But, there is a way to help reduce allergens and help you breathe easier.

Carpet

One of the biggest allergen traps and air filters in your home is your carpeting!  Carpeting can harbor irritants like dust mites, mold, mildew and fungi.  There is no need to suffer!  You can begin to breathe easier with proper and regular carpet cleaning.  Put it on your schedule to run the vacuum at the very least, one time per week to get the surface allergens up and out of your home.  For a deeper clean, have your carpeting professionally cleaned every 6 to 12 months.  Both the hot water extraction method and the low moisture encapsulation method are very effective for removing common allergens found in your home.

Upholstery

Your favorite easy chair may not be making it easy for you to breathe!  The upholstery in your furniture can trap allergens and dust mites just as easy as carpeting can.  Be proactive.  Vacuum your upholstered furniture to help remove what is clogging up your breathing.  Consider having your upholstery professionally cleaned for removal of allergens.  Our low moisture encapsulation method might be the best deep cleaning solution for your upholstered furniture and to help you get rid of allergens

Mattresses

Start sleeping better at night.  Mattresses can also harbor dust mites and allergens.  Combat them by having your mattresses deep cleaned and specially treated to protect against dust mites.  Ask our technicians how we treat mattresses to keep the allergens away!

Curious about how we can help you win the battle of the allergens?  Give us a call and we will give you a FREE quote.  Call us today:  727-364-5158 or learn more on our website:  www.CompleteCareSystems.com


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Do You Change Your Sheets?

They’re out to get us! Each and every night, our health is threatened.  These threats are essentially invisible to our eyes.  Don’t be afraid!  As responsible homeowners, we are all aware of the importance of maintaining cleanliness in the bedroom.  Particularly, what many of us cuddle up with every night…our sheets! 

The general rule of thumb when it comes to cleaning our sheets is to clean them at least once a month. Ideally, however, we should clean them every week or two.  If this is not being done, make a note to begin doing this regularly.  Your sinuses will appreciate the change!

But why do we change our sheets to begin with? For starters, our bodies have between two and four million sweat glands that produce two-hundred milliliters of sweat per eight hours of sleep each night.  Imagine this: in two week’s time, that’s enough sweat to fill up your two-liter of Pepsi!  Feeling the burn yet?

Like many Americans, do you find yourself sniffling and sneezing in the comfort of your own home?  There are many allergens one could point their finger at; however, a microscopic insect is likely to blame.  Insect?  Oh my, call the exterminator!  Not so fast, there’s a much easier solution.  Cleaning your sheets regularly will put a dent in their population.  Which, if you’re curious, could be over ten-million.  Yes, that “mite” be a problem.  Don’t underestimate these little guys, they are one of the biggest threats facing our well-being.

If your family is like mine, then drooling is an every night occurrence. The average person drools about eight ounces per night, enough to fill your morning cup of coffee. Saliva produces different germs than sweat would. How are these germs different? The saliva contains remnants of the foods you eat throughout the day; no matter how often you brush your teeth, there will always be remnants left in your saliva.

Can you name the largest organ of the human body?  Brain?  Lungs?  I know you must have a big heart, but the largest organ of the body is actually your skin.  Our bodies slowly grow and age; our skin is no different; however, it changes much more rapidly every day.  Like onions, and Shrek, our skin also has layers.  Our skin sheds bits of its top layer most often while we shower and sleep.  Where does this skin go?  In the shower, it goes down the drain.  But what while you’re sleeping?  These bits of skin become a late night snack for dust mites.  

My hope is that, by now, you realize the importance of cleaning your sheets.  But what about other places our body rests during the day?  I know one place I spend a lot of my time, or, wish I could spend more time, is on the couch.  Napping, relaxing, daydreaming, or just resting after a long day of work our couches are there to support us.  Unfortunately, we’re not the only ones they support.  They’re home to an empire of dust mites.  What can we do to take care of our couch?  It is recommended by the carpet and upholstery industry to clean your upholstery every eighteen to twenty-four months. We recommend considering how often you use your couch, how many people use it, and the condition of the furniture before deciding how long to wait before cleaning them.

So why then would you clean your sheets and not your upholstery? Upholstery contains more dust mites and dead skin than your sheets ever will.  Give your upholstery the same time and care you dedicate to your sheets, your sinuses will thank you.

At Complete Care Systems we worry about your health too. Call us for a free estimate.

 www.completecaresystems.com

727-364-5158


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Tips and Tricks: Pet Dander

Let’s face it, we love our pets. They are like family. They sleep in our beds, hang out on the couch while watching tv, and even let the young kids play dentist in their mouth (yuck!). They are the perfect addition to any family. But then the tragedy comes. Your kid starts sneezing constantly or you are continually rubbing your dry eyes. Let the allergies begin. Most families consider getting rid of their furry friends, but we think they should stay. Why? Because there are ways to lessen the dander and help your family to not suffer.

Let’s start with the basic science behind the allergies before telling you how to fix them. The allergic symptoms that everyone gets are not from the animals fur. In fact it is from the proteins that are secreted in the saliva and oil glands that sheds the dead skin. This is dander and quite frankly it is gross.

Warning: These tips and tricks are not a magical cure. In fact, it could take up to 2 months before your symptoms start to disappear.

1. Washing and brushing your animals once a week will help reduce the pet dander. If you have a very fury animal, such as a Husky, you may want to brush them more than once a week. Hopefully you have someone in your home who doesn’t suffer and can do it for you. Just remember to do it outside if possible. You wouldn’t want to be the cause of more dander in your home.

2. For those in the home that suffer from allergies make sure the bedrooms are off limits. You don’t want to wake up at 2am rubbing your eyes and sneezing. But keep in mind that pet dander travels, especially on clothes. Keeping animals out of the bedroom will reduce allergies, but not cure them.

3. Allergens are never contained. They travel on clothes and through the heating and air conditioning system. Consider high efficiency air filters and change them every two to three months to help reduce the distribution of dander in your home. Also consider using a central air cleaner for at least 4 hours a day. The air cleaners can help to remove a large amount of pet allergens from the home.

4. We love to show our pets how much we truly love them, and they do as well. If it is a must to hug and kiss your pets, make sure to wash your hands right after. Your hands hold onto the dander and you do not want that to be near your face.

5. Get your carpets and upholstery cleaned. Your pets love to roll around on your carpets and sit on your upholstery with you. Just vacuuming them isn’t enough. Having a professional come out and clean will significantly reduce the dander more than vacuuming alone.

Animals are a big part of our daily lives and most people will do anything to keep them in the home. At Complete Care System we want to keep your family and small friends happy and healthy together.

http://www.completecaresystems.com

727.364.5158