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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: Dust Mites

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Allergies are the number one reason why people suffer all year long; my family included. I cannot tell you how many allergy medications and sinus medications are in our kitchen cabinet for easy access. Our allergies have lessened since we learned about the effects of dust mites.

Dust mites are small arachnids that feed on skin cells. Personally, these might be worse than spiders and I am terrified of spiders. If your dust mite problem is big (like most home owners) they can produce allergens. You cannot fully get rid of your dust mite problem, but you can help lessen it with some of these helpful tips and tricks!

6. Remove all of the bedding in your house. Your bedrooms are the number one breeding ground for dust mites. You want to wash it in hot water (over 130 degrees Fahrenheit/54 degrees Celsius). After washing you will want to dry your bedding in a hot dryer; this will kill the duty mites that lived through the washing cycle. I would also consider covering your mattress, mattress pad, and pillows with allergenic covers. Use the plastic option if possible since dust mites cannot live in plastic.

5. Buy a vacuum with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. This type of vacuum will actually pick up dust mite waste and eggs, while other types of vacuums will not. You will want to vacuum all areas of carpet several times a week depending on how many people live in your house and how many pets you have.

4. Learn about humidity levels. Certain places have high humidity and dust mites thrive in high humidity places. To help with this problem you will want to buy a dehumidifier and set it to less than 50 percent. At 35 percent dust mites will propagate less, but some people do not like humidity that low. Set it to what is comfortable for you and your family.

3. If your kids have bad allergies chances are their stuffed animals are a major cause. Dust mites love any sort of fabric. They also thrive in dirty places and lets face it our kids are not the cleanest. Take their stuffed animals and place them in a plastic bag. You will want to get out as much air as possible, making the bag as small as possible. Place them in the freezer for 48 hours. This can kill the dust mites.

2. Animals are the worst when it comes to dust mites. They just LOVE the pet dander. There are a few things you can do to help this problem. Brush your dog frequently. Brush with the hair and against the hair to get rid of the pet dander. You can also wipe your pet down with damp washcloth when they come inside. This will get rid of the dander as well. Vacuum areas where your pet likes to hang out frequently. Those are the places dust mites will hang out the most. Finally, keep your pets out of your room. I know we all like to cuddle with our dogs or cats, but they add more to the dust mite problem. The more humans and animals that are in the bedroom the more dust mite there will be.

1.The number one thing you can do is get your carpets cleaned by a professional. Most families can do this about once a year, however, if you have a lot of animals you may want to get them done twice a year.

 For all of your carpet cleaning needs make sure you check our Complete Care Systems.

“We don’t cut corners, we clean them!”

www.completecaresystems.com

727.364.5158