Spring Sneezing, Wheezing, Trouble Breathing? Maybe It’s Time for a Spring Cleaning?

It’s that time of year in Arizona, plants and trees bloom early here.  The desert life is beautiful and we welcome this time of year.  However, it’s allergy season for everyone!  You, me and even your cats and dogs.  Let’s take some preemptive measures to improve the breathing quality in our homes.

Carpeting, furniture, mattresses, pillows and stuffed animals serve as breeding grounds for dust mites and are littered with their dead bodies and waste. Simply walking across your carpet launches the waste and debris airborne and can stay in the air for quite some time, ending up on your eyes, nose, and even in your lungs.  Those who are allergic to dust mites, pollen, cat dander or mold can take steps to improve the air quality in your home.  Here are some of my recommendations:

  1. Clean your mattresses and pillows
  2. Wash your all your bedding and pillows in hot water once a week
  3. Vacuum regularly and vacuum often during allergy season.
  4. Clean your air ducts in your heating at least once a year.
  5. Clean your upholstery, drapes and curtains twice a year
  6. Clean your carpets every three to six months using hot water extraction to get your carpets thoroughly cleaned.

Elite’s Carpet Cleaning Process 

Preconditioning-A preconditioning agent is applied in all traffic and heavy use areas to help break down and emulsify soil and spots resulting in a more thorough cleaning.
Pre-Spot Treatment- Spots are identified and pre-treated with special solutions to enhance chances of removal.
Agitation and Pre-grooming- A professional carpet groomer, rotary extractor, or rotary brush is used to further loosen the soil.

Extraction-This is the process where soils that have been loosened and suspended by preconditioning are flushed away by hot water extraction without over wetting your carpet.
Rinse and Neutralize-Your carpet that was cleaned will be pH balanced afterwards so that there is no sticky residue left behind. This also leaves your carpet soft and fresh.

Speed Drying-Powerful air moving equipment is used to aid in the drying time (typically 3-6 hours).
Post Cleaning Inspection-Your cleaning results will be pointed out to you with your specialist to ensure you satisfaction. Future expectations of carpet performance are given to you.

After, your carpets have been cleaned, you might notice less sneezing, wheezing and find breathing is easier.  Now with a cleaned house, you can breath in the beauty of the desert and maybe enjoy seeing a rainbow in the our Arizona sky!