Why Dry Carpet Cleaning is Better For Allergies

carpet cleaning and your allergies


Allergies are not all about Pollen!

Summer allergies are usually because of high pollen count… you know the signs , running nose, watering eyes, sometimes a cough or shortness of breath. Carpet cleaning and your allergies may be connected …..  those symptoms sometimes  arrive after you use the vacuum or when the carpet cleaners leave.

Your symptoms might be associated with  a dust mite allergy and are aggravated by an increase of dust in the air in your home, often when it is blown out by your vacuum cleaner or the carpet cleaners!

Carpet Cleaning and Your Allergies….

Many Allergies are to do with Dust Mites, not Pollen….

What are Dust mites?

They are tiny insects that live in mattresses, furniture, cushions and pillows and carpets. Anything that is make of fabric can harbour dustmites. they live on the skin flakes from pets and humans that are shed naturally. Dust mites need warmth and humidity to breed and populate.


Why are Dust mites associated with allergies?

The presence of dustmites has been found to be associated with allergies, and  reduced respiratory health, high levels of dustmites can trigger asthma and allergic symptoms such as sneezing, coughing and watering eyes.

How Can Dust Mites be Controlled?

Dust mites are so tiny that they cannot be totally eliminated from any home but there are several ways to minimise the numbers of dustmites and several ways are available to keep dustmite levels under control for allergy sufferers.

Vacuum regularly  

If you suffer from dust allergies vacuum as often as you can and vacuum everything possible. All your furniture, couches and chairs, mattresses  carpets and rugs.  Only use a HEPA vacuum ( High Efficiency Particulate Air).This type of vacuum is much more efficient at trapping allergens, i.e.  dust mites and tiny body parts of dust mites  and their waste products. HEPA vacuums use high grade filters to catch allergens and remove them, ordinary vacuums trap only large bits of soil and dust and blow the tiny allergenic particles into the air. This is why allergy symptoms can often be worsened by vacuuming.

If you don’t have a HEPA vacuum, then buy disposable bags that are double-layered microfilter bags and use them in your vacuum.

Launder Fabrics  Regularly

Wash all your bedding, sofa covers, throws, rugs pillows and cushion covers. Anything that people sit on, lie on or use will have dust mites. Use very hot water and detergent to wash them.

Carpet Cleaning and Dust Mites

……the moisture that accumulates in carpet padding from steam cleaning creates an ideal environment for dust mites. Think about using dry cleaning methods instead.


If  you suffer from allergies, professional carpet cleaning and your allergies should be carefully considered. Some systems of carpet cleaning can aggravate your symptoms.  Wet methods of carpet cleaning are often described as “steam cleaning” but the cleaning is not done using steam, just hot water.

Even very hot water used by such cleaning methods does very little to remove dust mites, on the contrary as the above quotation from wiki how illustrates .. large amounts of water used in carpet cleaning tends to wet the carpet fibres and the carpet backing. Dust mites proliferate in damp humid environments such as wet carpets and the longer they stay damp the more the dust mite population can grow

Deluxe Dry Carpet Cleaning and Your Allergies 

Deluxe Dry Carpet Cleaning only  uses hospital- grade HEPA vacuums, every tiny particle of dust mite and every tiny particle of dust is removed from your carpet but it is not blown back into your home, it  is safely deposited in our micro filter bags and safely removed.

Dry carpet cleaning uses a minimum of water in its cleaning process and Deluxe Dry Carpet Cleaning leaves a  clean carpet that is dry and ready to use immediately after cleaning. There is no risk that dust mite populations can use humidity to increase their populations in your carpet.

These two important factors  play a very important role in minimising the dust mite population in your home’s carpets, but in addition we use a dry carpet cleaning product that is wholly organic to remove  dust mites. A product that has been scientifically proven…. The German allergy research centre GAF reported that using this product for a single carpet cleaning …. 7 out of 10 carpets remained free of dust mite allergens for up to SIX MONTHS

We take dust allergies seriously at Deluxe Dry Carpet Cleaning and we are determined to do whatever we can to ensure  all of  our customers enjoy their clean carpet. Carpet cleaning and your allergies are not a problem when you use Deluxe Dry Carpet Cleaning    0161 768 0208

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