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How to Get Rid of Dust Mites in Your Floors: A Better Call Paul Flooring Guide



Are you constantly sneezing or itching at home? Dust mites might be to blame, and your floors could be their favorite hangout. At Better Call Paul Flooring, we believe in not just installing beautiful floors but also in helping you maintain a healthy home environment. Here’s our comprehensive guide to banishing dust mites from your floors.


Understanding Dust Mites

First, let's understand our foe. Dust mites are tiny creatures thriving in warm, humid environments, feasting on dead skin cells shed by humans and pets. While harmless to many, they can trigger allergies and asthma in sensitive individuals.


Identify High-Risk Areas

Dust mites love carpeted areas, rugs, and any place that provides warmth and food. Identifying these areas is the first step in tackling the problem.


Regular Cleaning Routine

Vacuuming: Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to effectively suck up dust mites and their waste. Vacuum at least twice a week, paying extra attention to high-traffic areas and under furniture.


Steam Cleaning:

Steam kills dust mites by exposing them to high temperatures. Steam clean carpets and upholstered furniture periodically to keep dust mites at bay.


Dusting:

Use a damp cloth for dusting surfaces to avoid kicking dust into the air. Microfiber cloths are particularly effective at trapping dust.


Choose the Right Flooring

If you're particularly sensitive to dust mites, consider your flooring options:


Hardwood Floors:

Less hospitable to dust mites than carpets. Sweep regularly and use a damp mop for cleaning.


LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank):

An excellent, low-maintenance option that doesn’t harbor dust mites. Easy to clean with a vacuum and damp mopping.


Tile Flooring:

Similar to LVP, tile floors offer a sleek look without welcoming dust mites. Regular sweeping and mopping will keep them clean.


Keep Humidity in Check

Dust mites thrive in high humidity. Use dehumidifiers to maintain indoor humidity levels between 30% and 50%.


Bedding and Upholstery

While not directly related to flooring, dust mites in bedding and upholstery can migrate to and from floors. Wash bedding in hot water weekly and consider allergen-proof covers for mattresses and pillows.


Professional Cleaning

For deep cleaning and advice, consider professional cleaning services. At Better Call Paul Flooring, we offer cleaning solutions that not only beautify your floors but also contribute to a healthier living space.


In Conclusion

Maintaining a dust mite-free home is about regular cleaning and choosing the right flooring. Whether you're installing new floors or maintaining existing ones, Better Call Paul Flooring is here to help you create a beautiful, healthy home. Contact us today to learn more about our flooring options and services designed with your health in mind.


Visit our website at bettercallpaulflooring.com or call us at 844-639-PAUL to find the perfect flooring solution for your home.

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