Surprisingly, the average 6-room house collects 40 pounds of dust each year and approximately 40,000 dust mites can "thrive" in one ounce of dust. During winter months, contaminated air circulates throughout a home every time the heating system is on and dirt, dust and debris build up.

Polluted indoor air and unclean floors and surfaces can harbor dirt, bacteria and dust mites. Studies have also shown that contamination within the home can aggravate allergies and asthma. To protect your family from allergies, AAA Carpet and Upholstery recommends the following:

  • Vacuum regularly to remove dust and dirt from carpeting and flooring. A3 suggests to clients to invest in vacuums with a HEPA or double filter for the most effective results.

  • Regularly clean and dust upholstery and leather furniture to pick up dust, dust mites, and other debris on a weekly basis by brushing or vacuuming upholstery before cleaning. This will help to avoid rubbing in any existing dirt that may be present on the fabric.

Gently clean leather furniture and avoid marring the surface by a using a dry microfiber cloth or a brush attachment of a vacuum to remove dust particles that have settled into creases.

Safely clean upholstery on a weekly basis by using a dry microfiber cloth or a brush attachment of a vacuum to prevent pulls or damage to delicate fibers. 

  • Washing your bedding and blankets weekly will decrease your exposure to dust mites.