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The EPA published a chart some years back detailing the frequency of cleaning under various situations. It’s complex and in my opinion overly cautious. Distilling the recommendations: for practical purposes, cleaning the carpeting every 6 months should suffice under normal conditions.
If you’re suffering from health issues and are concerned that the carpeting is contributing, you may want to consider replacing it. Because, even if the carpet is not the villain, the concern over it may contribute to your discomfort
As with anything in life there are tradeoffs. My daughter is highly sensitive to environmental pollutants. We have hardwood in our living and dining rooms but upstairs in our bedrooms we kept the carpeting for the warmth and comfort.
She has noticed if the living room hardwood floor is not cleaned frequently, she can see visible particles fly up into the air when people walk through. So we keep it clean. And though the hardwood requires more maintenance, as far as my daughter goes, there doesn’t seem to be any difference. She’s comfortable throughout the house.
What are dust mites?
House dust mites are microscopic bugs that primarily live on dead skin cells shed from people and their pets. Skin cells, commonly called dander, are often concentrated in mattresses, frequently used furniture and associated carpeted areas. Since mites prefer warm, moist surroundings such as the inside of a mattress when someone is on it, beds are the primary habitat. Also, bedroom carpeting and household upholstery support high mite populations.
Are Dust Mites Harmful?
Dust mites are harmless to most people. They don’t carry diseases but they can cause allergic reactions in asthmatics and others who are allergic to their feces. Their microscopic shed skins and feces are a major constituent of house dust that induces allergic reactions in some individuals. There is a genetic predisposition to dust mite allergies, but like many allergies it can also develop over time.
Depending on the person and exposure, reactions can range from itchy eyes to asthma attacks. Symptoms are usually respiratory in nature–sneezing, itching, watery eyes, wheezing, etc. Other allergic reactions may include headaches, fatigue and depression. People with allergies to house dust usually also have allergic reactions from dust mites. A doctor can use skin tests and blood tests to confirm a suspected dust mite allergy.
It is important to note that if no one in your home has an allergic reaction from dust mites there is nothing to worry about from their presence. They are microscopic and harmless unless allergic.
How do you Detect Them?
In general practice, testing is unnecessary. Dust mites are extremely common in household environments. They virtually always show up in a test, so testing just adds expense. A better question than “Are dust mites present?” is “How can I control or remove them?”
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