What are Dust Mites & Where Do They Come From?
Dust mites are microscopic, insect-like pests that cannot be seen with the naked eye. They feed on dead skin particles found in dust, and they are a common cause of allergies and asthma trigger in many people. Dust mites are a common problem in workplaces and commercial spaces of all kinds, but there are some measures you can take to help prevent them.
How to Reduce Dust Mites in Your Commercial Space
Vacuuming is often important when it comes to reducing and preventing dust mites. Carpets are a magnet for dust (and, therefore, dust mites) because dust particles can get embedded deep in the fibres easily. Vacuuming all carpets and rugs once a day goes a long way in getting rid of dust mites and their food source.
Deep Clean Carpets & Upholstery Seasonally
Even with diligent vacuuming, some dust mites will remain deep in carpet and upholstery fibres. To keep carpets and upholstery as clean as possible to prevent dust mites, have them deep cleaned seasonally by a professional. Your commercial cleaning team will use specialized equipment to thoroughly clean all carpets and upholstery deep in the fibres in order to remove all dust and debris and create an environment that is not hospitable to dust mites.
Watch Your Humidity
Dust mites thrive in humid environments, so make sure that your commercial space is not too humid. Set your humidity level to 50% and don’t let damp items such as hand towels, dish rags, or cleaning cloths sit out.
Hire Commercial Cleaners
Having your space regularly cleaned by a trusted commercial cleaning company is the best way to prevent and reduce dust mites in your workplace. Trust the experienced professionals at Anago of Vancouver to thoroughly clean and sanitize your commercial space in order to reduce dust mites and keep your space free of harmful allergens.
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