Dust mites in your Carpets and Upholstery

Okay, so this scare-factor article may seem more fitting for Halloween than Christmas, but with lots of our customers asking for advice on combating dust mites – we just had to talk about them.

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Ignorance is bliss for those who don’t suffer from dust mite allergies. They can pretend that dust mites don’t actually exist, which is easy enough to do as they’re microscopic. Unlike the rest of us, who are left sneezing, coughing and scratching with just the thought of them… knowing how to reduce them in the home is key!

Dust mites: What you need to know (even if you don’t want to)

Dust mites live in dark, warm and moist places. If it’s cosy, dust mites love it! Carpet, mattresses, upholstery and rugs…they thrive in it all. They love to hide in dust, especially dusty upholstery! They feed off your dead skin, which accumulates most in places you relax as that’s where it’s concentrated. On average, people shed up to 10 grams of skin a week, so we really are an ‘all you can eat buffet’ for these creepy crawlies!

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Dust mites and allergies

Those who are allergic to dust mites are allergic to their faeces, which after feeding off your dead skin they will poo everywhere. Dust mites can poo up to 20 times a day. After breathing in these faeces symptoms will flare up in allergy suffers, causing a reaction…You may feel you’re having one just reading this.

Dust mite allergies are more common in vulnerable people such as the elderly and young children. Symptoms include coughing, runny nose, itching of the nose, eyes and throat and congestion. More serious reactions is difficulty in breathing and Asthma.

Homes with high levels of dust mites can cause previously non-allergic people to have a reaction.

Dust mites and professional Carpet cleaning

Having your carpets, mattresses and upholstery professionally cleaned regularly will help control dust mite allergies in your home. Dust mite allergies and asthma can go hand and hand, so it’s important to keep the little gritters at bay to avoid flare ups.

Along with calling in the professionals to clean those dust mite hot spots, there are things you can do yourself in your home, such as…

  • Wash bed linen weekly on a hot wash
  • Change pillows every six months
  • Avoid wall to wall carpeting – concrete flooring is a stylish and healthy alternative to carpets. For more information on concrete flooring check out stoneseal.ie

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Help is at hand with Renew Carpet Cleaning

Renew carpet cleaning can remove up 98% of dust mites from your beds, mattress and upholstery.

To find out more about how Renew can help with dust mites and other allergens in your home, contact us today

How often should carpets be Professionally Cleaned?

How often should I have my carpets professionally cleaned, is the million dollar question…and can often feel like that when you’re quoted crazy prices. At Renew, we offer exceptional carpet cleaning at fair prices so when it is time to book a cleaning, it feels like money well spent!

So the answer…

We recommend having your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year and believe it’s pivotal in obtaining a clean and healthy home. Although there are some exceptions, and if you find yourself pondering if your carpets need to be cleaned, you should consider the following:

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If you have a busy household and your carpet carries a lot of heavy traffic, then having them professionally cleaned every six months is a good idea. These carpets will usually be prone to more staining, therefore once they’ve been professionally cleaned it’s important to have a protective treatment applied afterwards. This will build a barrier and protect the carpet fibres, making it easier to maintain them yourself and help protect against future staining.

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The Baby Trail

Babies are great, they like to save you the trouble of hiring a carpet cleaner by doing the job themselves with their tongue. They also love nothing more than exploring their surroundings and a plush carpet can be the perfect playground. Although carpets can endure a lot when a baby is around, dirty carpets can in turn be a danger to them – harbouring all sorts of germs and bacteria.To ensure both your carpets keep their longevity and more importantly are healthy for your family, then regular professional cleaning is essential.  If you have a toddler who is potty training, it’s best to wait until they’re fully trained before booking your carpet cleaning…for obvious reasons!


Doctor’s orders

Carpets can attract dust and allergens that hoovering alone can’t remove. These can build up over time and trigger reactions in allergy suffers such as Asthma and sensitive skin conditions. Renew remove 98% of all allergens from carpets, leaving them both clean and healthy. We don’t replace these allergens with any nasties either, using only Eco-Friendly products to achieve our amazing results. Even clean looking carpets can be a danger field, so if you’re asking yourself do you need to book a cleaning? then the answer is most likely a yes!

Pet Peeves

None of us like to think of our furry family members using our beloved carpets as their toilet, but it happens…often daily. Some pets are so kind as to use the same spot over and over, so you don’t have to follow the smell. Even if you do clean up their mess straight away, the smell can linger long after you’ve put the rubber gloves away. So, if you don’t want to be that person with the ‘wee smelling house’ you need to have your carpets professionally cleaned at least twice a year. If a bacterial stain such as animal feces has been left, best to call in the professionals to have it removed so it doesn’t become a health hazard.

 How often should I clean carpets

For those people who don’t smoke, own pets, children, and generally levitate around their homes they can get away with longer periods between professional cleaning. However, we wouldn’t recommend leaving it too long. Many people don’t know that carpets are a lot like humans and can get tired from doing nothing. To keep carpets looking vibrant, not to mention extend their live span a professionally cleaning even once a year is a must!

Renew are currently offering 10% OFF all carpet cleaning this Christmas, when you follow us on Facebook and mention the Facebook when booking.

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We love hearing from you, so if you have any questions of your own about carpet cleaning, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us

5 Benefits of Hiring a Commercial Cleaning Company for your Business

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Customer satisfaction, productivity and employee’s well-being are among the top priorities for any successful business. Hiring a commercial cleaning company can play a big role in not only achieving these important goals, but in maintaining them.

In a busy work place, employers and employees are often so caught up looking after their customer’s needs that standards can slip when it comes to cleanliness. Hoovering, emptying bins and cleaning toilets can seem adequate hygiene measures in the daily running of your business. However, like your home your business also needs regular deep cleaning in order to keep it clean, healthy and maintained to a high standard. The only way to achieve this is by calling in the professionals…

Below are our Top 5 Benefits of Hiring a Commercial Cleaning Company for your business. We think you’ll be surprised!


  1. Customer Satisfaction

In today’s competitive world, customers don’t have to settle for a company they’re not entirely happy with. The appearance of your business no matter what type you’re in, leaves a lasting impression on your customer. Grubby carpets, couches and tile & grout can be an instant deterrent. Taking pride in your company’s appearance will give a customer confidence that you also take pride in the services and products you provide. Having a clean, fresh smelling and welcoming environment will make a customer want to stay longer thus spend more money! An overall good experience will also make them more likely to recommend your business to their family and friends, which is an invaluable form of marketing.


  1. Increased Productivity

Although it’s hard to admit, your work place can become your second home. This is also true for your employees. As so much time is spent in the work place, it’s important that it’s cared for and maintained to the standards of a much loved home. Taking pride in your company’s appearance will not only set a good example for your employees, but will help motivate them too. Providing a clean and healthy work place, lets employees know you care not only about your business, but about them and value the work that they do. Employees that feel valued, happy and comfortable in their work place tend to be more productive.


  1. Healthy Working Environment

Carpets and upholstery are like a magnet for bugs and bacteria. Even clean looking carpets and upholstery can be harbouring nasty germs and allergens. These can trigger headaches, asthma and other illnesses among employees. This in turn increases sick leave and loss of productivity. Having your business cleaned regularly by a commercial cleaning company will remove these allergens and bacteria. This will also increase indoor air quality, making it a safer place for your employees to work.


  1. Cost Effective

Hiring a commercial cleaning company can in fact save you money in the long run. They will not only maintain the aesthetic of your carpets, upholstery and tiles & grout but will also increase their life span. These can be expensive to replace so good maintenance is key to their longevity.


  1. Professional Service

Commercial cleaning companies are professionals just like you. They have the knowledge, skills and equipment that will achieve results that regular cleaning just can’t. To ensure your business is cleaned and maintained to the highest standards and that you get to avail of all of the above benefits – hiring the right company is imperative. Once you do, you’ll never look back!

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At Renew, we look after some of the biggest businesses in Ireland. We pride ourselves on our excellent cleaning services and fair prices. To find out more or to book with us, please contact us here