Top 5 Reasons It's a Good Idea to Clean That Upholstery
We are passionate about educating clients as to what we do when cleaning upholstery for them and why we do it. It almost never fails to amaze us how surprised folks seem to be, when informed that the beautiful comfy sofa they love to lounge on, could possibly be a cosy little haven for dust mites.
Here are the top 5 questions about dust mites we are asked when sharing information with clients:
- Do dust mites really live in furniture?
Yes, they thrive in warm, moist places in and on upholstered furniture including sofas, love seats, recliners , dining room chairs, carpets and bedding.
- What do dust mites look like?
These microscopic arthropods are estimated to be only 1/4 to 1/3 millimeters long. You can only see them under a microscope, and even then, they only look like small white spider-like creatures.
- Can dust mites live in your hair?
No, dust mites don’t live in human hair. They absorb needed moisture from humidity in the air, and they feed on dead skin cells from both humans and our pets.
- How long do dust mites live in furniture?
Numerous dust mites have a short life span of 10-30 days. Contrary to popular belief – they do not bite, sting or burrow into our skin. Instead, they live and feed on dead skin cells. These can come from both animals and humans, found in mattresses, carpeted areas, lounging areas and furniture.
- What kills dust mites on fabric?
Hot water extraction a minimum of 130°F (54°C) is best – Solution for: health reasons, safety reasons, and peace of mind to reduce dust build-up and remove food source. Thoroughly vacuum clean fabric regularly. Be sure to have all fabrics cleaned regularly with hot water extraction process at a minimum temperature of 130°F (54°C) to kill off any dust mites.
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Did you know that the hot water extraction process could virtually be considered an 11th commandment by many of us in the cleaning industry. Many of the giants in the cleaning arena for both upholstery & carpet cleaning alike have held this particular method to be the golden rule of thumb for achieving the very best results.
Stanley Steamer says: “Our upholstery cleaning service uses the same proprietary cleaning process that we’ve used to clean carpet for more than seven decades.” The reason they do, and AAA Carpet Cleaning does as well is simply – IT WORKS!