Dust Mite Cleaning Services
Suddenly found your skin red and itchy, but doesn’t seem like mosquito bites, and looks like some kind of skin allergy? Did your eczema flare up again? Cannot sleep due to runny nose and continual sneezing all of a sudden?
Watch out, you may have some unwanted guests in the house – dust mites.
What Is A Dust Mite?
The house dust mite is an evil tiny eight-legged creature that is hardly visible to the unaided eye as it has a translucent body and is only about 0.2 to 0.3 millimetres long. Dust mites are essentially microscopic spiders. They breed naturally and can be found in every home.
However, unlike most of the other bugs, dust mites do not bite. Instead their sustenance comes from the dead skin cells that humans and animals shed daily. Studies have shown that an adult shed around 40,000 skin cells a minute, that is 28 grams a week.
Where Can We Find Dust Mites?
Dust mites are found wherever our dead skin cells accumulate: beds, pillows, carpets, rugs, crevices, couches, sofas, cushions, curtains, clothing and soft toys. Up to 1000 dust mites can be found in every square metre of carpet or rug.
Besides, they are most comfortable living in a warm and humid environment – absorbing moisture from the air, just like us drinking water. They thrive in pillows, bolsters, bedsheets, blankets and mattresses, which absorb moisture from our skin while we sleep.
What Does A Dust Mite Do To Us?
Don’t ever look down on this tiny little mite, it can do pretty bad things to your health.
Note that it is not the dust mites that cause allergies, it is their faeces. Dust mite faeces contain highly allergenic proteins that trigger asthma, eczema, skin rashes, itchy, red or watery eyes and other allergic reactions.
Being so small and light, its excrement can be scattered throughout your house – on your bedding, furniture, carpets and even your clothes – literally anywhere.
Inhaling these faeces (floating in the air) can cause sneezing, coughing, skin allergies, diarrhea or even lower your blood pressure which can lead to dizziness. If you suffer from any of these symptoms, please get medical attention immediately.
How To Get Rid Of House Dust Mites?
Unfortunately, Singapore provides the best breeding environment for dust mites due to our hot and humid weather.
Here are 6 precautionary steps you can take to reduce dust mites.
1) Wash your bedding regularly in hot water to kill dust mites – it is the place you spend 1/3 of your time per day and shed most of your dead skin.
2) Clean your house furniture and furnishing routinely – including any fabric curtains and upholstery – because the faeces can work their way into the inner layer of your furniture.
3) Mop and vacuum your house regularly to remove dust – remember to wear a mask while vacuuming to avoid inhaling allergens from the house dust. Using a steam cleaner helps to kill bacteria, germs and dust mites.
4) Control temperature and humidity level – you can use a dehumidifier or adjust your air-con to below 21°C.
5) Keep your pet out of your bedroom – we are sorry to say that but dust mites love pet dander.
6) Use hypoallergenic beddings – people more susceptible to allergies can choose to use hypoallergenic pillows, comforters or mattresses to resist dust mite and other microscopic particles that can trigger allergies and asthma.
Despite all these measures, if you are still worried about dust mites causing allergies to your kids and affecting your family’s health, you can always engage dust mite cleaning professionals for a thorough cleaning of your living space.
House Dust Is The Number One Cause Of Allergies In Homes
Dust mites are found in all areas of the home, but particularly in areas of the house that are used frequently, such as the bedrooms and kitchens.
SGcleanXpert not only does normal cleaning, but we also excel at dust mite cleaning.
We emphasize heavily on deep cleaning of your fabric furniture, furnishings and flooring to remove dust and dirt, especially in your bedrooms.
Our trusted cleaners will vacuum your floors, carpets and rugs thoroughly to reduce the amount of dead skin cells and other organic matter which may contribute to the dust mite’s food source.
With our powerful vacuums, we will suck up all the dead skin cells and dust mite faeces from even the inner layers of your carpet and sofa. We will kill the germs and bacteria with our professional steam cleaner and solution.
If you need help with your curtains, our curtain cleaning service includes collecting them from you, and returning the freshly laundered curtains to you a few days later. No hassle.
Sleep with peace of mind by engaging our mattress cleaning service to kill off dust mites and bed bugs which may be sharing your bed at night.
Singapore’s hot and humid climate provides the perfect conditions for dust mites to thrive. So call us right now and say goodbye to these evil dust mites and other unwanted guests in your home!