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One of the keys to controlling asthma and allergies is to maintain a clean environment. There is no more effective way to clean carpets, rugs, upholstery, and mattresses than a professional deep cleaning service.

What is a dust mite?

The house dust mite is a cosmopolitan guest in human habitation. They are considered to be one of the most common causes of asthma worldwide.

Both male and female adult house dust mites are globular in shape, creamy white and have a striated cuticle. The female measures approximately 420 micrometres in length and 320 micrometres in width. The male is approximately 420 micrometres long and 245 micrometres wide. A member of the phylum Arthropoda, post-larval stages of house dust mites have eight legs; larval stages have six legs.

What is the average life cycle of the dust mite?

The average life cycle for a male house dust mite is approximately 19-30 days while a mated female house dust mite can live for up to two months, laying eggs for the last 30 days of her life.

Where do dust mites live?

The dust mite thrives in the modern environment of fully-carpeted, double-glazed, draft-proof homes, and is comfortable at 25 degrees Celsius. Temperatures of over 60 degrees Celsius for a period of one hour are fatal to dust mites; freezing is also fatal. The mites are particularly common in mattresses, carpets and bedding.

How do dust mites cause asthma?

The house dust mite is one of the most significant source of allergens, implicated in allergic asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis and dermatitis. One of the more important proteins responsible for the allergic reaction is DerP1, a protease digestive enzyme found in mite feces.

Measures to control house dust mites:
• Vacuum Carpets, Rugs and Mattresses regularly
• Regular damp dusting of surfaces
• Regular Professional Carpet Cleaning

Can you kill dust mites?

You can kill dust mites but it is almost impossible to kill ALL dust mites. Though these methods can help to reduce the level of house dust mites, attempts to kill dust mites in the home completely have yet to be successful.

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What our customers have to say

I instructed AllClean to clean the carpets in my elderly mother’s house whilst she was in hospital.  Not living in the area, I needed a company I could trust so I contacted Adrian on recommendation. It was an excellent choice and my mother is very pleased with the results.

Having recently moved into our new home, our dogs were very unsettled and after a series of accidents we had to have the new carpet cleaned.  A Google search brought up AllClean in the local area.  Adrian came to see the damage before giving us a very reasonable quote, and fully lived up to his company name, AllClean.

Being a single parent with young children, I couldn’t afford to buy a new suite.  My neighbour recommended AllClean in Bridgwater, who came out and rescued my sofa for another couple of years whilst my children are still young and messy.  Thank you.

Having inherited my mother’s rather large Turkish rug, before we put it in our lounge we wanted it cleaned.   I spoke to Adrian at AllClean who gave us a pinpoint quote over the phone and came to clean it within a week, in situ.  It took a while to dry but the result was spectacular.

A nasty red wine stain on our New Zealand wool rug had me looking for a reputable carpet cleaning service.  I came across AllClean in the Yellow Pages and I was told to keep the stain damp until someone could clean it.  95% of the stain has gone and I’m very satisfied with the result.

I got Adrian’s name on recommendation from a work colleague, wanting a quotation to clean around 100 chairs in our theatre.  His response was very quick, and he suggested a test clean first to ensure the end result would be satisfactory.   The result was more than satisfactory, the fabric on the chairs looked like new, and suggested that we didn’t need them Scotchguarded, just cleaned every three years or so, which saved a few hundred pounds.

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