The most common allergies found in the home
Posted on Wed, 13th May 2015 by Justine
It’s that time of the year when a lot of people suffer with hayfever. Those horrible symptoms of an itchy, tingly nose and streaming eyes are difficult to cope with and can leave you feeling rather lousy.
Unfortunately it’s not just hayfever that people suffer with but also allergies found in the home. The most common allergies found in the home are caused from dust mites. As much as you keep your home clean and tidy, those dreaded little mites can still cause chaos! Common side affects are itchy and runny nose, sometimes a blocked nose and itchy and swollen eyes. Asthma sufferers’ symptoms could also be made worse.
Dust mites are present in all homes in the UK and are the most prevalent of all allergens, causing allergic reactions in 85% of asthmatic children. They feed off of human skin scales and are amongst all household dust. Although you cannot eradicate dust mites completely from your home, you can greatly reduce the amount of them. They are commonly found amongst carpet, upholstery and beds.
Animal allergens are the next most frequent cause of allergic reactions. The allergen that triggers allergic responses to animals is found in their saliva, skin and urine.
Hoovering regularly, using a hoover that has a good filter can help but having your carpet and upholstery and in some cases, if able to, beds professionally cleaned can help immensely. It’s been proven that professional cleaning can kill dust mites and remove the allergens caused from pets.
Found in a recent study, 1 in 11 people in the UK suffer from asthma. Amongst those figures are 1.1 million children. Environmental pollution can make asthma symptoms worse and may play a part in causing some asthma. The air quality in your home could potentially make your asthma symptoms worse. Professionally cleaned carpets and upholstery gets rid of dust, bacteria and pollution brought in from outdoors making your home a much healthier, fresh surrounding.
We can improve the air quality in your home and greatly reduce those horrible allergy symptoms all year round. Our deep cleaning process removes a high percentage of allergens and bacteria found in carpet and upholstery. The solution that we use does not contain any harsh chemicals or detergents and we leave your carpets dry in a couple of hours, rather than a couple of days. By using Blossom Clean & Dry you will get clean, faster-drying carpets and a healthier home. Stop suffering and let us help you. Call us today on 01268 772732. You will wish you got in touch sooner!