How Rug Cleaning Can Help Alleviate Your Dust Mite Allergies

Dust mites may be microscopic, but they pose a big problem for the 20 million or more Americans who are allergic to them. There are several options for countering allergens and reducing irritation. If you have rugs in your home, you must face this problem because rugs easily catch dust mites and allergenic waste products. Dust mites get warm, humid environments in the rug, which help them grow and trigger allergies.

That’s why rug cleaning should be part of a comprehensive approach to managing dust mite allergies. Otherwise, it will get worse for allergies.

Some Common Symptoms of Dust Mite Allergy

From little discomfort to significant, even life-threatening issues, dust mite allergies can cause symptoms like:

  • Cough
  • Itchy or runny nose
  • Itchy skin
  • Congestion
  • Sinus pressure
  • Irritated, watery eyes
  • Scratchy throat
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe asthma attack

How to Reduce Dust Mite Populations

  • Encase bedding: Use allergen-proof covers on mattresses, box springs, and pillows to create a barrier between you and the dust mites. These covers are made of tightly woven fabric that prevents dust mites from passing through.

  • Vacuum frequently: Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter to vacuum carpets and rugs regularly. This type of filter can trap smaller particles, including dust mite allergens, more effectively. Vacuuming helps remove dust mites and their food sources.
  • Reduce humidity: Dust mites thrive in humid environments, so maintaining low humidity levels in your home can help control their population. Keep the humidity below 50% by using a dehumidifier or air conditioner. This will create an environment that is less favourable for dust mites to survive.
  • Minimize clutter: Reduce the amount of clutter in your home, as it provides more surfaces for dust to settle on. Keep your living spaces clean and organized to make it easier to control dust mites.
  • Avoid carpeting: If possible, remove wall-to-wall carpeting as it tends to harbor more dust mites. Hardwood, laminate, or tile flooring are better options, as they can be cleaned more easily.
  • Clean regularly: To avoid dust buildup, wipe furniture often with a moist or oiled cloth for dusting and cleaning. If you want to prevent the problem from getting worse, you should avoid employing dry solutions like feather dusters. Only buy machine-washable plush toys and wash them frequently if you have kids.


If you have expensive rugs in your house, let a specialist clean them. The Great American Rug Cleaning Company uses an intensive process to effectively remove particle of dry soil and dust, which is hazardous to your health as well as the aesthetic and longevity of your rug.

Need Help Ridding Your Home of Pesky Dust Mites?

Since 1993, The Great American Rug Cleaning Company has taken great delight in providing Texas households with the finest rug cleaning possible. You can trust the quality of our services because of the meticulous way in which we clean rugs. Our steps include:

  • Pre-Cleaning Inspection
  • Unique Tagging
  • Dry Soil Removal
  • Color Fast Testing
  • Pre-Conditioning
  • Centrum Star Wash Tub Process
  • MOR Rinse Wringer
  • Centri-Max Rug Centrifuge
  • Post Wash/Wringer Inspection
  • Climate-Controlled Drying, Detailing and Grooming

Following the cleaning, your rug will be wrapped and ready for pickup or delivery! Contact us online today or give us a call at 281-502-8878 for an instant quote.

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