The place of exposure to the greatest amount of allergen for the longest amount of time is in the bedroom. Up to 60% of the dust mites found in the home are actually living in your bed and you spend about one-third of your life in the bedroom! And, bedrooms are the easiest area to control as an allergen free zone. Therefore, the bedroom is the highest priority treatment area. Your cleaning professional will first vacuum the mattress, carpeting and any draperies or upholstered furniture using an exterior vented vacuum or HEPA-filtration vacuum cleaner.
The mattress is then thoroughly cleaned on all surfaces and deodorized (if required) using the ResponsibleCare cleaning agents and a special low moisture cleaning tool designed to leave the mattress as dry as possible. Following cleaning, Allergy Relief Treatment is applied to all mattress surfaces using a fine mist application. The mattress is then placed in a drying position and a special air mover used to speed the drying process, which, depending upon temperature and humidity, normally takes about an hour.
The same safe cleaning agents are used to clean the bedroom carpeting and if desired, any upholstered furniture or rugs. This is followed by an application of Allergy Relief Treatment. Once again, a speed drying system is set up to dry the cleaned items as quickly as possible and bring the humidity down to normal levels promptly. Baseboards and windowsills are cleaned as well.While the cleaning and treatment service is being performed it is highly recommended that the bedding and pillows be washed in hot water and that two cups of Allergy Relief Treatment be added to the rinse cycle.
This is so effective as a laundry treatment that it need only be used every fourth washing. While servicing the bedroom is the highest priority, significant benefits may also result from cleaning and treating other areas where allergy sufferers spend lots of time. These areas include the upholstered furniture and carpeting in rooms where time is spent watching television, reading and so on. Also, all carpeted areas and upholstery that pets have access to should be cleaned and treated.
A test for the presence of dust mites in quantities requiring treatment is also available from your service company. This test will only detect dust mites and will not provide information on pet allergen. Doing Nothing Can Make Something Annoying, Bad and Something Bad, Worse.
Exposure to dust mite and pet allergen are widely accepted to be one of the most important causes of allergic disease for many people. And, continued exposure aggravates allergic illnesses, which can lead to the development of others. Allergies are also risk factors for the development of more serious, chronic and even life threatening illnesses like asthma and sinusitis.
Obtain Immediate Symptom Relief
When a bedroom has been completely cleaned and treated using the ResponsibleCare Anti-Allergen System, results are often seen within the first three days, and often during the first night!
Imagine getting a good night’s sleep—tonight!
Anti-Allergen services don’t replace all the other sound Environmental Control practices you’re already using. But by coming at the problem in a totally new and different way the levels of allergen are radically reduced, often providing instant relief. Dr. J Maberly, a consultant physician and allergy expert at the Airedale Health Authority in Yorkshire England demonstrated that the use of the active ingredient in Allergy Relief Treatment produced “significant changes in reactivity” and “markedly improved symptoms” in his patients.
In 2002, the National Institutes of Health published the results of a 3-year study determining that 46% of North American homes have bedding with enough dust mite allergen to cause allergies. Of these homes, 24% had levels that were five times greater than the threshold to cause allergic reactions! Doctors now recommend that the most important way to reduce symptoms, control and even prevent the development of allergies and asthma is to avoid or minimize exposure to these indoor allergens.
Enjoy Significantly Reduced Allergen Levels From Now On
When properly applied, Allergy Relief Treatment provides a residual effect for up to six months. While most users report that treatment every six months is highly effective, in the case of severe illnesses or challenging conditions in the home, treatment may be required every three months. Naturally, you have to maintain a commitment to anti-allergen cleaning and treatment as part of an Environmental Control program. That’s because, unfortunately, we can never eliminate dust mites and often can’t part with a beloved pet. And animal allergen can persist in the home for years even after the source has been removed, making consistency of Environmental Control efforts a critical factor in keeping allergen levels low.
Not Just Effective But Affordable
Cost can often be an obstacle to reducing allergen levels. In an effort to make relief available to as many sufferers as possible, the ResponsibleCare System of anti-allergen cleaning and treatment is remarkably affordable, especially in comparison to many expensive Environmental Control products and services.