Maintaing Allergy Prone Items in our Charlotte Homes

Drapes and mini-blindsWindow treatments are real dust collectors. The easiest way to get rid of allergens in drapes and curtains is to simply have them dry cleaned.For mini-blinds, gentle vacuuming with the brush attachment or wiping with a damp rag or Swiffer should remove the dust.Efficient dustingUsing feather dusters or plain dust rags moves—rather than removes—dust around your home. Use a damp cloth or a product specially designed for maximum dust pickup, such as Swiffer. Don't wait until you can see the dust to wipe it off. That coffee table you use every day may look clean, but give it a thorough dusting with a cleaning cloth and see how much you pick up.Fabric careFabric covered furniture must be vaccuumed regularly to remove mite foods and soils. All upholstery should be cleaned professionally on a regular schedule (18-24 months), If your see soils, potential damage may have already occured to the fabric.. Clean furniture can be treatedwith anti-mite mist to slow the reproduction of mites.For clothing, take care of dirty, wet items right away—don't give mildew a chance to develop. If it does, take it to a dry cleaner to be cleaned. Washing and drying at home can set mildew stains.VacuumingNearly 100,000 dust mites can live in 1 square yard of carpet, along with all the other allergens that accumulate on the floor. Weekly vacuuming is essential to keeping carpets clean and allergen-free. Under furniture and in crevices against the wall are especially dust-heavy, so do a really thorough cleaning once a month. Move furniture around to get places you usually can't reach, and use the nozzle attachment to get into corners.In addition to vacuuming, have area rugs and carpets cleaned regularly to kill mites and get rid of their droppings, as well as other fabric pollutants.

Cleaner Image Solutions offers effective sanitizing and deodorizing processes for allergen control in our Carolina homes