50 million Americans have some form of allergic disease according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI).
Studies suggest that it's the increased exposure to allergens such as pet dander, molds, dust mites and pollens, as well as chemicals like degassing flooring and interior home products and cigarette smoke that are harmful.
According to the American Pet Products Association's new 2011-2012 National Pet Owners Survey, the number of U.S. households that own a pet has increased by 2.1% to an all time high of 72.9 million.
People with allergies to their adorable pets are reacting to either the saliva, urine or the dander. Pet dander is the most common cause and it comes from the animal's skin. As the skin ages and flakes off, it produces dander. The Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) says that cat allergies are twice as likely in humans than dog allergies. The cause of this is because cats are constantly cleaning themselves causing their saliva to dry on their skin and when it flakes off as dander, it has more of the allergy potency. It's important to remove as many allergy triggers as possible, but if you cannot eliminate them or don't want to get rid of your beloved pet (we don't blame you) we can help control the allergens for you.
The unique air treatment process by GP Air Restoration (no people or their pets are present) will obliterate the allergens that cause ill effects at their DNA level, then in order to keep it that way we offer ultra violet germicidal products for your home’s ventilation system to provide continuous clean air benefits.
Dust Mites and You
Dust mites have been identified as one of the main causes of allergy and asthma attacks. Do you know that the average 2 year old pillow can contain 30% (by weight) dead dust mites and their feces…Yuck!
The average life cycle for a male house dust mite is 10 to 19 days. A mated female house dust mite can last up to 70 days, laying 60 to 100 eggs in the last 5 weeks of her life. In a 10-week life span, just one house dust mite will produce approximately 2,000 fecal particles.
It's important to control dust mite infestation for mite allergic individuals by keeping the relative humidity of the home lower than 50 percent, especially in the bedroom.
Please call us about our Mattress & Pillow Treatment or our Allergen Control & Maintenance Program. Prices will vary due to square footage, treatment times and the amount of treatments scheduled in one year, i.e. bi-monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, etc.