DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU’RE SLEEPING WITH?
Many people suffer from chronic breathing illnesses such as asthma and allergies. The unknown culprit of these annoying maladies can be “biological contaminants” in your home.
Biological contaminants include bacteria, molds, mildew, viruses, animal dander and cat saliva, house dust mites, cock- roaches, and pollen. There are many sources of these pollutants.
Pollens originate from plants; viruses are transmitted by people and ani- mals; bacteria are carried by people, animals, and soil and plant debris; and household pets are sources of saliva and animal dander.
What do we recommend?
There's no doubt that regular, professional cleanings benefit both you and your carpet. Removing unwanted contaminates from your carpet promotes a healthier indoor environment. Properly maintaining your carpet prolongs its useful life. We can help you determine how often you should clean your carpets during your cleaning visit. Here are a few tips.
Clean your carpet sooner rather than later. Soil buried in your carpet acts like an abrasive, accelerating the wear of face yarns, and soils are much harder to remove when they've been ground in over an extended period of time.
- Vacuum regularly, especially in front of exterior doors where soils can accumulate.
- Clean up spills when they happen.
- Use products intended for use on carpets only. Try water or carbonated water first. If the spot remains use a non-residual product such as “Spotter Blotter”.
Properly performed cleaning, even frequent cleaning, does not damage your carpet nor will it cause your carpet to soil more quickly.
ALWAYS consult a professional if you have questions about the care of your carpet.
CONTROLLED CONDITIONS By controlling the relative humidity level in a home, the growth of some sources of biologicals can be mini- mized. A relative humidity of 30-50 percent is generally recommended for homes. Standing water, water-damaged materials, or wet surfaces also serve as a breeding ground for molds, mildews, bacteria, and insects.
House dust mites, the source of one of the most powerful biological aller- gens, grow in damp, warm environments.
Health Effects of Biological Contaminant Some biological contaminants trigger allergic reactions, including hypersensitivity pneumonitis, allergic rhinitis, and some types of asthma. Infectious illnesses, such as influenza, measles,
and chicken pox are transmitted through the air. Molds and mildews release disease-causing toxins.”
SYMPTOMS - includes sneezing, watery eyes, coughing, and shortness of breath, dizziness, lethargy, fever, and digestive problems.
Allergic reactions occur only after repeated exposure to a specific biological allergen. However, that reaction may occur immediately upon re- exposure or after multiple exposures over time.
As a result, people who have noticed only mild allergic reactions, or no reactions at all, may suddenly find themselves very sensitive to particular allergens. Some diseases are associated with exposure to toxins from microorganisms that can grow in building ventilation systems. These dis- eases can also be traced to microorganisms that grow in home heating and cooling systems and humidifiers.
What You Can Do So That We Can Help!
Have your carpets, furniture, and mattresses cleaned thoroughly and regularly by a trained professional. Esmerio's Master Carpet Care has been certified by the IICRC (the industry certification board) to clean carpets, upholstery, tile and grout, mattresses, and even commercial buildings. Our company recommends light duty cleaning more often to minimize the effects of biological contamination. We also utilize specialty cleaning products that are safe for pets and children and reduce the effects of unhealthy soil. By choosing to put your home or business on a frequent regular cleaning schedule, you’ll get enhanced appearance value, extended life from your furnishings, and improved indoor air quality (resulting in better overall health at home or work)
COMMIT TO A REGULAR SCHEDULE OF ONGOING CLEANING. House dust mites, pollens, animal dander, and other aller- gy-causing agents can be reduced, although not eliminated, through regular cleaning. Have your carpets and furniture professionally cleaned at least twice a year using a steam cleaning process utilizing water temperature over 200° and an anti-dust mite cleaning solution. Superior Steam Cleaners provides this maintenance service at a very rea- sonable price. People who are allergic to these pollutants should use allergen-proof mattress encasements, wash bedding in hot (130° Fahrenheit) water, and avoid room furnishings that accumulate dust, especially if they cannot be washed in hot water. Allergic individuals should leave the house while it is being vacuumed because vacuuming can actually increase air- borne levels of mite allergens and other biological contaminants. Using central vacuum systems that are vented to the outdoors or vacuums with high efficiency filters may also be of help.
If you would like to schedule a free inspection and consultation, please call 1-800-848-8385. We’ll show you the best cleaning you’ve ever seen. Your satisfaction is absolutely guaranteed.
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