We all have the time-management problem, when it comes to regular house cleaning. Jobs, children and animals take so much of our time that we simply cannot be as productive towards inside hygiene, as we could want. It’s a common belief that whenever something looks decent on the outside, it’s all good. But the truth is a bit different- what we don’t see doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
The most common house enemy that appears before our eyes is the house dust.
Statistic gives results in which is shown that more than 70% of allergies come as a result of that. As far as we are talking about components, it differs significantly from street dust. Usually it includes small food particles, dead matter from human or animal, mold spores, pollen, fabric fibers, animal dander, and insect parts, especially of dust mites and cockroaches. Talking about animals, the main reason for most of the allergic reactions, and most of all asthma attacks, come from dust mites.
Dust mites were discovered in 1897, but nowadays research gives us the confidence to say that we know more about their habitat and biological structure. They are small creamy white in color, with striated cuticle, organisms. Unlike skin follicle mites they are not considered parasites, as they do not crawl under human skin. The dust mites feed on all kinds of organic remains mostly flakes of shed human skin. Although they don’t seem so unsafe, they are to be blamed for most of the appearing allergic rhinitis and asthma symptoms.
There are several efficient ways to manage this situation. The dust mites are unable to develop outside their optimal conditions (which are over 25 degrees Celsius and over 70% humidity). Everything over 60 degrees can kill them in an hour. Stay with us for more helpful ideas about coping with such animals.
More helpful tips:
- Clean dust regularly, or hire an agency to do it professionally every now and then, especially recommended for end of tenancy cleaning, as a protective measure towards the new tenants.
- Freeze regularly children toys.
- Use impermeable materials to cover mattresses and pillows.
- Decrease the relative humidity to 70% in order to delay the development of bacteria and other microorganisms.