Asthma has a number of common triggers in homes throughout the United Kingdom, as listed in the asthma section of the National Health Service website. The triggers include environmental factors, physical activity, and viral infections. The severity and frequency of attacks can be unpredictable depending on the individual case.
Asthma is quite common, affecting a total of 5.4 million people in the U.K. Of these, 4.3 million are adults and 1.1 million are children. These numbers translate to one out of eleven children and one out of twelve adults suffering from asthma. Furthermore, that also amounts to one out of five households with an asthmatic resident. These figures count only those that are currently recorded to be receiving treatment, so there is a chance that there are more. While the prevalence was thought to have levelled off since the later part of the 90s, the U.K. remains one of the nations with the highest asthma rates in Europe.
Asthma is indeed worrisome, so proper care is exercised by families which have members who suffer from the condition. While the outside of the house can be beyond the control of households, they can do a lot more with the interior. Asthma triggers, including dust mites and mould spores, potentially lurk inside the house, infesting carpets, curtains, and furniture. What’s worse is that it’s not only asthma patients who are affected by these agents; they’re also bad news for people allergic to them and can cause significant irritation to healthy people.
Some might think that removing the carpet is the best step. This is a misguided step. The carpet actually functions as a filter, trapping allergens and other airborne particles and keeping them out of the air, thus contributing to better indoor air quality. However, these fixtures will get saturated over time and this is when you’ll need carpet cleaning near Battersea or Streatham.
When the carpet starts to show dirt, it means it is already saturated and can’t trap any more particles from the air. However, intensive sweeping, vacuum cleaning, or any other do-it-yourself clean-up won’t quite make the cut. For best results, it’s advisable to leave it to professionals specialising in rug or carpet cleaning around Streatham or Battersea.
Professional cleaning companies, like Safeclean Wandsworth, do not only remove stains and make carpets and rugs look like new. Their cleaning solutions can also eliminate allergens, and they can provide custom cleaning solutions for households with specific needs.
(Source: Asthma, National Health Service)
Posted by: David Maddock